Governor points to Charlotte for job losses

- Governor Pat McCrory appeared before a small group Monday for a demo of the F-35 fighter jet. It was a private event at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. No big crowds or protesters. You could say he flew under the radar.

"North Carolina has 12 first tier aerospace suppliers in the F-35 program supporting more than 1,200 direct and indirect jobs," the Governor said during the presentation.

Since McCrory signed house bill two into law, jobs - or more specifically the loss of jobs - have been a central topic of conversation.

"This whole dispute started by the radical left right here in Charlotte by the mayor with the attorney general's support. They also helped coordinate with companies that were looking at boycotting North Carolina which is the worst thing to do for the hard working men and women of North Carolina," said the state governor.

McCrory did say he wanted to get rid of one part of the bill he just signed into law at the end of March. It’s the part that bars employees from suing for discrimination in North Carolina.

"My goal is to get reversal on being able to sue through state court. That's what we need to do. I'm very proud of my executive order too," said McCrory.

The executive order expanded some protections against discrimination.

Another big issue has been the I-77 toll lane project with the Spanish company Cintra. We asked the governor about that too several times, but he wouldn't answer.

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