RALEIGH - Gov. Pat McCrory has decided against spending up to $230,000 in taxpayer funds remodeling bathrooms in his private living quarters at North Carolina's Executive Mansion.
McCrory spokesman Kim Genardo issued this statement Saturday:
Raleigh, NC- The Office of Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement today:
"The governor has firmly communicated to the Department of Administration that not one penny of taxpayer dollars will be used to remodel or upgrade any of the six bathrooms in the living quarters of the State of North Carolina's executive mansion. Only a very limited amount of funds will be used to repair potential code violations, treat dangerous mold and fix broken faucets," said Kim Genardo, Governor's Communications Director.
The Associated Press reported Friday on plans to remodel six bathrooms in the Republican governor's private living area at the historic downtown Raleigh manor. A written estimate showed more than $100,000 of planned work to the master bathroom, including new marble, woodwork, bath fixtures and a ventilated water closet.
McCrory had faced criticism for planning bathroom upgrades amid demands for belt tightening from public schools and social programs.