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NC Gov. McCrory Signs Bills Stripping Powers From Dem Successor

NC Gov. McCrory Signs Bills Stripping Powers From Dem Successor

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (AP)

By    |   Friday, 16 December 2016 05:01 PM

North Carolina's Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has delivered a parting shot to his incoming — and Democratic — successor, using legislation to strip power from the office.

According to Politico, McCrory signed multiple bills into law after the Republican-controlled General Assembly sent them to his desk this week. They take away power from Gov.-elect Roy Cooper, who will take office next month.

Politico reports that the changes to the North Carolina governor's power are:

  • A reduction of the people the governor can fire from 1,500 to 300.
  • The governor's political party can no longer control the state board of elections.
  • Cabinet appointments now require legislative approval.
  • The ability to appoint trustees to the University of North Carolina moves from the governor to lawmakers.

McCrory conceded that he lost re-election last week by more than 10,000 votes. Cooper said Thursday he would sue North Carolina's state legislature if it tries to curb his powers as the state's chief executive.

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