Learn from governors, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory urged Washington lawmakers Saturday.
McCrory delivered the Republicans' weekly address. “Like you, when I look to Washington, I see entrenched gridlock and an immediate need for executive leadership. Fortunately, Washington bears no resemblance to states where strong Republican governors are using their leadership skills to improve the daily lives of their citizens," he said.
McCrory gave a number of examples. In North Carolina, he said, "We’re concentrating on reforms in three fundamental areas: the economy, education and efficiency."
He described how "We launched the ‘Partnership for Prosperity,’ an initiative which will provide a central point of contact for business. The private sector’s ground-floor involvement is critical to this new venture. Their expertise will allow us to cut red tape and respond quickly and effectively to the needs of job creators so more North Carolinians can get back on the payroll.
“But," he said, "getting businesses to open and expand is only half the job. That’s where education comes in. Employers right now need job-ready workers who have the technical and critical thinking skills that are mandatory in today’s workplace. Too often, employers tell me they can’t find qualified applicants. To close what I call, the skills gap, my budget prioritizes engineering, vocational and technical training—areas where there is immediate demand for qualified workers."
To see the address: http://www.youtube.com/gopweeklyaddress