Lee Roberts takes over Art Pope’s seat as NC Budget Director

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Art Pope, who has been a lightning rod of criticism within state government’s highest ranks, is stepping down as Gov. Pat McCrory’s budget director. ¬†McCrory made the announcement this afternoon in Raleigh. The governor lauded Pope with a special proclamation for his service to the state. ¬†READ STORY NOW