Gov. Roy Cooper

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters and taxpayers might hear sharply contrasting messages over the next four years from their Democratic governor and Republican lieutenant governor. Rick Henderson compares Gov. Roy Cooper and new Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops assesses N.C. families’…
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the death of musician Randy Parton, namesake of one of North Carolina’s worst political boondoggles. Donald Bryson’s Daily Journal urges two critical reforms for North Carolina’s Emergency Management Act.
    Mitch Kokai, January 22, 2021
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    Cooper administration now over 3 months behind the nation in reporting death data to CDC

    We still don't have enough new data from DHHS to determine if we've been seeing twin excess death events in late summer through fall. DHHS has only reported partial data through Sept. 26. Nearly all the rest of the United States has reported data through Jan. 2.
    Jon Sanders, January 21, 2021
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    Cooper: “We have a mandatory mask order, which is one of the strongest in the country.”

    Each time (nine so far) Cooper has announced an extension or tightening of his original mask order, the average daily case numbers have been higher than they were when he originally leveled the order.
    Jon Sanders, January 20, 2021
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    Cooper’s corporate welfare: over a half a billion dollars for … that?

    Cooper’s corporate welfare tally for 2020 is jaw-dropping: $519.3 million pledged to just 48 corporations.
    Jon Sanders, January 19, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on Gov. Roy Cooper pushing for a multibillion-dollar bond package while the state’s budget picture remains murky. The Daily Journal explains how a shifting lineup on the N.C. Supreme Court could affect transparency in college campus operations.
    Mitch Kokai, January 19, 2021
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    Why NC should envy Japan’s COVID-19 response

    The contrasts between Cooper's heavy-handed, deeply authoritarian, and woefully ineffective policies and Japan's less restrictive, more sensible virus mitigation policies are striking. So, too, are the similarities between Japan's policies and what we at John Locke have urged for North Carolina.
    Jon Sanders, January 15, 2021
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    COVID-19 and the government shutdowns tied to it have created special challenges for entrepreneurs in North Carolina’s alcohol-related industries. John Trump reviews those challenges during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart discusses his reappointment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Science…
    Mitch Kokai, January 15, 2021