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NC Governor *NOT* Spending $230,000 On Mansion Bathrooms

NC Governor *NOT* Spending $230,000 On Mansion Bathrooms

After a shitstorm of criticism to this AP story on Friday, McCrory relented on Saturday and said planned renovations would be much more modest. So gone is the $100,000 for his master bathroom, with the $15,800 of marble, the gold faucets and all the rest.

WITN has the update.

via AP

RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory plans to spend up to $230,000 in taxpayer funds remodeling bathrooms in his private living quarters at North Carolina's Executive Mansion even as he demands belt-tightening for public schools and social programs.

A written estimate provided to The Associated Press shows $100,710 of planned work to the governor's master bathroom, including a new shower, tub, two lavatories and a water closet. The estimate also includes $15,800 for marble, ceramic tile and paint. All told, the project breaks down to about $420 per square foot.

Something about the optics being bad, for a governor that...

The timing of the new work at the mansion comes a little more than a month after McCrory signed a state budget that provided big tax cuts for the wealthy while including no raises for teachers, dropping per-pupil school spending to among the lowest rates in the nation and slashing a program that provides dental work to low-income children.

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