RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- 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 a statement Saturday saying the scope of the work would now be scaled back to "very limited amount of funds" used to repair potential code violations, remediate mold and fix broken faucets.
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.