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VIDEO: Gov. McCrory Gives GOP Response To President Obama's Weekly Address

McCrory gives weekly GOP address
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Gov. Pat McCrory gave a national audience a glimpse into reforms he wants to implement in North Carolina.  He delivered this past weekend's GOP response to President Obama's weekly address. 

McCrory criticized what he called Washington's "weak leadership" and urged national lawmakers to give more flexibility and accountability to states.  He says he needs that kind of freedom to implement a different approach to Medicaid reform.

"It centers on a patient's well being," McCrory said in the video address.  "Not just their physical needs but mental health, substance abuse and other social service needs that will also be covered that we can get patients healthier sooner and away from emergency rooms where the most expensive form of health care is delivered."

McCrory asked the White House to grant a waiver that would allow these changes in North Carolina.  He also used his five-minute response to urge the president to give him and fellow Republican governors in Virginia and South Carolina the ability to cultivate offshore energy sources through oil and gas drilling.'

Watch the entire video here: http://youtu.be/UcojLcO_gAI

Gurnal Scott joined North Carolina Public Radio in March 2012 after several stops in radio and television. After graduating from the College of Charleston in his South Carolina hometown, he began his career in radio there. He started as a sports reporter at News/Talk Radio WTMA and won five Sportscaster of the Year awards. In 1997, Gurnal moved on to television as general assignment reporter and weekend anchor for WCSC-TV in Charleston. He anchored the market's top-rated weekend newscasts until leaving Charleston for Memphis, TN in 2002. Gurnal worked at WPTY-TV for two years before returning to his roots in radio. He joined the staff of Memphis' NewsRadio 600 WREC in 2004 eventually rising to News Director. In 2006, Raleigh news radio station WPTF came calling and he became the station's chief correspondent. Gurnal’s reporting has been honored by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, the North Carolina Associated Press, and the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas.
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