Gov. Roy Cooper

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    Gov. Cooper’s Climate Change Executive Order is Unnecessary, Panders to Special Interest

    From John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders: Since the start of the 21st century, energy-based emissions have been falling dramatically in North Carolina. Carbon dioxide emissions are down 34 percent Nitrous oxides emissions are down 78 percent Sulfur dioxide emissions are down 91 percent Why? As our state grows wealthier,…
    Anna Manning, November 9, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Gov. Roy Cooper has signed an executive order designed to cut carbon dioxide emissions in North Carolina. Donald van der Vaart analyzes the order for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way discusses the federal government’s new waiver permitting major changes in North Carolina’s Medicaid…
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on a new committee investigating a controversial state fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal asks whether North Carolina’s attorney general is participating in a dubious environmental scheme identified recently in the Wall Street Journal.
    Mitch Kokai, November 9, 2018
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    Gov. Cooper apparently thinks we can mitigate hurricanes by incentivizing electric cars

    If you're a manufacturer or lobbyist for electric vehicles, forget lottery fever; Gov. Cooper just flung the door wide open for government cronyism in your field. As they say in lottery ads: "You may already be a winner!"
    Jon Sanders, November 2, 2018
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    Cooper’s $58 million pipeline agreement under the microscope

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti previews an upcoming legislative committee meeting that will begin looking at questions raised by an agreement between Gov. Roy Cooper and companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. At issue is the $58 million Memorandum of Understanding announced by Cooper hours after the Department of…
    Donna Martinez, November 2, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the appointment of Dr. William Roper to serve as interim president of the UNC system. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal focuses on the investigation into a $58 million fund tied to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2018
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    North Carolina can’t affect the world climate

    The idea that we could save the climate by cutting our emissions reductions just a mite faster than we already have been doing for two decades is daft.
    Jon Sanders, November 1, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Multiple groups have touted North Carolina’s strong economy and fiscal health in recent years. That didn’t stop the libertarian Cato Institute from assigning Gov. Roy Cooper a grade of F in a recent fiscal report card. Cato’s Chris Edwards explains why Cooper earns poor marks in the next edition of…
    Mitch Kokai, October 19, 2018