Gov. Roy Cooper

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper’s tour this week highlighting hurricane recovery efforts. John Hood’s Daily Journal compares economic growth rates in Raleigh, Charlotte, and the rest of North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, August 15, 2018
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    Former Governors Join Cooper In Opposing Two Constitutional Amendments

    It was a rare gathering of five former North Carolina governors of both political parties, as Will Rierson reports for Carolina Journal. All five attended Monday’s news conference to express opposition to two constitutional amendments the General Assembly has passed and that are scheduled to appear on the November…
    Donna Martinez, August 14, 2018
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    Carolina Journal reports: Cooper administration may expand tax collections without legislative approval

    Lindsay Marchello reports for the Carolina Journal that the state Department of Revenue is gearing up to asses sales tax on more out-of-state online retailers who make sales to North Carolina residents, but it is unclear whether the department has the legal authority to do so. NCDOR on Tuesday…
    Anna Manning, August 10, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Dan Way reports for Carolina Journal about three different lawsuits challenging the most recent actions from state legislators related to constitutional amendments and judicial elections on the November ballot. The Daily Journal chides N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein for offering a skewed view of the people’s…
    Mitch Kokai, August 7, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper continues his push for a statewide school construction bond. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina makes an appearance on a list of “top-ranked” public education systems.
    Mitch Kokai, July 11, 2018
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    Cooper has issued nearly 40 percent of all N.C. vetoes

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s announcement Monday of seven new vetoes not only helped him break the state’s record for most vetoes in a two-year legislative term (23). The first-term Democrat now has vetoed more bills than any N.C. predecessor. He has issued nearly 40 percent of all gubernatorial vetoes in N.C.
    Mitch Kokai, June 26, 2018
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    Corporate incentives in two minutes

    Edmund Malesky, a political science professor at Duke, and his co-author Nathan Jensen explain the failure of corporate incentives and their continued popularity for politicians in this brief video. Short answer: incentive offers are a way for politicians to show they care and they are trying, like most government programs.
    Joseph Coletti, June 26, 2018
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    Build NC Bonds to become law

    Triangle Business Journal reports Gov. Roy Cooper is set to sign into law the Build NC Bonds. The program to take on as much as $3 billion in new debt without taxpayer approval could be a factor in the state’s bids for Apple and Amazon, the paper said.
    Joseph Coletti, June 20, 2018