A year ago we explained that "Gov. Cooper opposes tax cuts for corporations in general, not particular. It’s a fine distinction." Examples abound in even the past three months of press releases from the governor's office.
Over 60 percent of rules are being automatically re-upped through a loophole in the periodic review process. HB 590 would close it and have all rules considered necessary go back through the rules adoption process.
Strata Solar, in its application to build a solar farm on Gov. Roy Cooper's Nash County property, disclosed that "Solar is an intermittent energy source, and therefore the maximum dependable capacity is 0 MW." For all practical purposes, what does that mean?
The Farm Bill of 2019 would establish a state plan for the regulation, cultivation, and handling of hemp products. One of the steps necessary to do that requires exempting people from having to pay the Unauthorized Substances Tax. The what tax? Exactly.
Being able to petition the board “at any time” is a particularly strong reform. For people whose conviction record would disqualify them from the license no matter what, being able to find out beforehand would save them a great deal of time and money, let alone heartbreak.