McCrory to Perdue: Clean Up Your Garbage
Mayor Pat McCrory today used his speech before the North Carolina League of Municipalities to urge his colleagues to join him in calling on Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue to remove a negative ad on garbage that misrepresents the position of local officials across the state. "This negative ad is an attack on this League as well as me," he said.
McCrory, along with fellow members of the organization, opposed state legislation that would have put a $25 million tax hike on garbage that could affect the property tax bill of every North Carolina family. In addition, it would have stripped the rights of local officials to make decisions regarding waste management in their own counties by giving that authority to Raleigh bureaucrats. McCrory has never stated that he supports bringing out-of-state trash to North Carolina.
"The lieutenant governor has been distorting my record for months and now she's manufactured an issue to attack local officials across the state and me," said McCrory. "Frankly, the only garbage coming into North Carolina is the negative ads from Beverly Perdue."
Perdue has spent millions on negative ads attacking McCrory for the past several months and has only recently started talking about the economy.