From a couple of weeks ago via WNCN in Raleigh:
Despite the state being the target of a wave of negative press in national media, Rep. Renee Ellmers says legislation recently signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory marks positive moves for the state.
The New York Times published an article Wednesday saying that North Carolina's "right turn" under the McCrory administration is leaving residents "across the political spectrum worried that the state's often-hailed political pragmatism may have given way to the ideological warfare of Washington."
"The agenda that did pass was unquestionably a right turn for a state that only five years ago voted for Barack Obama, the first Democratic presidential candidate to win here since Jimmy Carter," the article read...
But Congresswoman Ellmers (R-N.C.) said the laws that McCrory has signed this session will prove to be positive for the state.
"All of the positive moves that the state legislature and Gov. McCrory are making on education, on the budget, on tax reform, these are all great moves that they're working on, and we'll have to let them play out so we can see the results," Ellmers said Wednesday.