RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory is talking about state building maintenance and information technology improvements as he seeks to fulfill a campaign promise to fix what he calls broken government.
The Republican has mentioned the two issues often at public events during his first month in office and says they're worse than he anticipated. He mentions a small fire in the downtown Raleigh building where his staff works as proof of potential dangers.
McCrory and GOP legislative leaders will be hard-pressed to find additional cash for maintenance next year beyond what's required by law and through finding other savings in state government. They'll also have to decide whether borrowing makes sense.
Officials say deficiencies within the state's 12,000 buildings are valued at more than $5 billion -- that's one-fourth the state budget.