After North Carolina taxpayers learned that Republican Gov. Pat McCrory spent $19,000 in tax money to remodel his private office bathroom last summer because it had a "bad smell," McCrory changed plans to spend another $230,000 in state funds to remodel six bathrooms in the governor's mansion.
McCrory scaled back the remodel to the historic Executive Mansion in Raleigh last week, according to Opposing Views, after a public backlash about the use of funds.
Democrats criticized his recently signed state budget, which provides tax cuts to the wealthy and eliminates the possibility of a raise for school teachers. Per-pupil spending in the state is among the lowers rates in the country.