Did Gov. Pat McCrory really say this?
"I inherited a terrible, terrible budget from the previous administration and I've got to rebuild that budget."
Yes, he did say it, in an interview with Asheville TV station WLOS.
You can see the video here.
He was explaining why teachers didn't get a raise.
What's wrong with his statement?
As Thomas Mills at Politicsnc notes, McCrory didn't inherit a budget from the Perdue administration. The last budget was written by the Republican legislature.
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Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed that budget, but the House and Senate overrode her.
Maybe he meant her budget would have been even more terrible.