Connect NC bond approved by voters

Governor Pat McCrory speaks to supporters of the Connect NC Bond Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (Liz Condo / North State Journal)Governor Pat McCrory speaks to supporters of the Connect NC Bond Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (Liz Condo / North State Journal)
Governor Pat McCrory speaks to supporters of the Connect NC Bond Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (Liz Condo / North State Journal)

Governor Pat McCrory speaks to supporters of the Connect NC Bond Tuesday, Mar. 15, 2016, in Raleigh, N.C. (Liz Condo / North State Journal)

RALEIGH – On Tuesday evening Governor Pat McCrory thanked North Carolinians for their support of the $2 billion bond Connect NC which passed a referendum as part of the primary election.  As of 11pm, with 93 percent of precincts reporting, more than 65 percent of North Carolinians voted to pass the bond.

“North Carolina has sent a message to the nation that people can come together and work to pass a bond package that will benefit future generations,” Gov. McCrory said. “I want to thank the voters for saying yes to education, yes to strengthening our National Guard, yes to improving our quality of life by investing in our state parks, and yes to our smaller cities and towns for infrastructure that attract new jobs and strengthen our economy.”

On Wednesday Gov. McCrory plans to visit parks and schools with projects listed on the Connect NC bond including Jordan Lake State Park, NC A&T University in Greensboro, and Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.