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Gubernatorial Candidates Stump In Greensboro

North Carolina's major party candidates for Governor both spoke at an economic event in Greensboro today.

Small business owners, executives and local officials heard from Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory at the Grandover resort this morning. Each spoke for about 30 minutes and took several questions from the audience at the North Carolina Economic Developers Association's fall conference. Lieutenant Governor Dalton again pledged to restore cuts to public education and is open to off-shore oil drilling and hydraulic fracturing, if the appropriate safety measures are taken.

McCrory also wants energy exploration and a reduction in taxes. The former seven-term mayor of Charlotte cited a new report from the Tax Foundation, in saying North Carolina has one of the worst tax climates for business in the country. McCrory wants to lower corporate tax rates to be competitive with neighboring states. The two meet for a second debate next Tuesday.

Jeff Tiberii is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Jeff joined WUNC in 2011. During his 20 years in public radio, he was Morning Edition Host at WFDD and WUNC’s Greensboro Bureau Chief and later, the Capitol Bureau Chief. Jeff has covered state and federal politics, produced the radio documentary “Right Turn,” launched a podcast, and was named North Carolina Radio Reporter of the Year four times.
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