Gov. Roy Cooper

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    CJ Reports: Intervention from governor’s adviser led to ACP document recall

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington reported on the approval process for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) so far. The story is proving to be more complex than many first believed. Carrington reports: Jan. 13, 2018. Duke Energy lobbyist Kathy Hawkins asked Ken Eudy, Gov. Roy Cooper’s senior adviser, to…
    Brenee Goforth, July 22, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the role of politics in N.C. permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how official statistics understate economic growth.
    Mitch Kokai, July 22, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: How to resolve budget impasse

    This week, political analyst John Hood wrote a commentary in Carolina Journal on the current budget impasse. Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the General Assembly’s budget proposal last month, so, until a resolution gets passed, some services will go unfunded. They include: One-time needs, additional funds for enrollment growth, appropriations needed…
    Brenee Goforth, July 18, 2019
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    JLF’s Becki Gray Quoted in Forbes Article on Budget Standoff

    North Carolina’s budget standoff has been receiving national attention, and the John Locke Foundation has been the resident-expert on this debate for many of those trying to make sense of it all. Most recently, Forbes contributor Patrick Gleason utilized comments from JLF’s Becki Gray when writing his most recent commentary…
    Brenee Goforth, July 15, 2019
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    JLF’s Becki Gray cited in Forbes article on N.C. Medicaid expansion budget standoff

    Forbes’ Patrick Gleason on North Carolina’s budget standoff over Medicaid expansion: Lawmakers in North Carolina, named by CNBC last week as the nation’s best economy, and Governor Roy Cooper (D) will return to Raleigh next week to see if they can work out a budget deal more than two…
    Sam Hieb, July 15, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Common Cause v. Lewis partisan gerrymandering case challenging N.C. legislative election districts. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s Medicaid expansion demand won’t work.
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2019
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    Cooper’s claimed compromise

    Gov. Roy Cooper offered a budget counteroffer that would be hard to classify as a compromise. It still includes Medicaid expansion, a $3.5 billion bond (10% less than his original $3.9 billion plan), rejects a franchise tax reduction, and refuses to expand the number of Opportunity Scholarships. The proposal…
    Joseph Coletti, July 9, 2019
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    Costs of Medicaid Expansion

    When a politician starts talking about free things, you know to check your wallet. Medicaid expansion, in all its varieties, is no different. It would add $4.2 billion to state spending in fiscal year 2020-21, a 27 percent increase over Medicaid without expansion, and 7.4 percent more than total state…
    Joseph Coletti, July 8, 2019