Governor Pat McCrory thanks outgoing N.C. Budget Director Art Pope, left, after signing a $21.1 billion state budget Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh. Also in attendance was, from left, Republican Sen. Neal Hunt of Raleigh, Rep. Nelson Dollar, a Republican from Cary, and newly named state Budget Director Lee Roberts.
Governor Pat McCrory thanks outgoing N.C. Budget Director Art Pope, left, after signing a $21.1 billion state budget Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh. Also in attendance was, from left, Republican Sen. Neal Hunt of Raleigh, Rep. Nelson Dollar, a Republican from Cary, and newly named state Budget Director Lee Roberts. clowenst@newsobserver.com
Governor Pat McCrory thanks outgoing N.C. Budget Director Art Pope, left, after signing a $21.1 billion state budget Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh. Also in attendance was, from left, Republican Sen. Neal Hunt of Raleigh, Rep. Nelson Dollar, a Republican from Cary, and newly named state Budget Director Lee Roberts. clowenst@newsobserver.com

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