McCrory says he's trying to influence state budget outcome
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory says legislators should have approved a final North Carolina budget months ago but acknowledges lawmakers must sort out a range of opinions. McCrory talked to reporters Tuesday about the budget negotiations. The governor says he's still pushing for his initiatives but considers his role as facilitating dialogue between House and Senate leaders. He says he believes he has helped.