Gov. Roy Cooper

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis recap for Carolina Journal Online the week’s top N.C. political news. John Trump’s Daily Journal explains that government edicts ignore the power of personal responsibility.
    Mitch Kokai, July 3, 2020
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    ‘Governor No’ extends his veto record

    With eight new vetoes announced today, Gov. Roy Cooper extends his record for most pieces of legislation vetoed by a single N.C. chief executive. Today’s vetoes include bills to reopen exercise and fitness centers; amusement parks, arcades, and venues; and skating rinks and bowling alleys. He vetoed a bill to…
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper has delayed his school reopening announcement without explaining why. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal ponders the “great debate” about whether to wear face masks in response to COVID-19.
    Mitch Kokai, July 2, 2020
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    N.C. Data Shows No Spike in COVID-19

    Despite what you may be hearing from the media – and even from our Governor – North Carolina shows no signs of a spike in COVID-19 cases. In his research analysis this week, Dr. Donald van der Vaart, former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, explained the numbers…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2020
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    A day in the life of transient data, politics, and media spin

    It sounds as if on June 28, there were no reported COVID-19 deaths. To anyone other than news media, this would be news. It would have been the first time since March 29 — the first time in three months — that happened.
    Jon Sanders, June 30, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Emma Schambach reports for Carolina Journal Online how enforcement of Gov. Roy Cooper’s face mask mandate confused N.C. businesses. The Daily Journal highlights one lawmaker’s focus on helping North Carolina compete well in the post-COVID-19 economy.
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Naturally, teachers are upset about bonus

    State revenue is an estimated $4 billion short, but public school teachers don’t care. Over a million North Carolinians applied for unemployment benefits, and many private and nonprofit employers have cut employee hours and eliminated positions.  Nevertheless, public school teachers are spending their summer months complaining about their pay on…
    Terry Stoops, June 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online on enforcement questions surrounding Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide face mask order. John Hood’s Daily Journal highlights how progressive politicians are hurting downtown areas.
    Mitch Kokai, June 29, 2020