Gov. Roy Cooper

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    Proposed Taxpayer Bill of Rights spotlights contrast in governing

    If you want to see the difference in philosophy of government, look first at spending. For a glaring example, compare Gov. Roy Cooper’s big budget blowout with the sustainable spending state senators would enshrine in the state constitution. Cooper’s budget proposal would increase General Fund appropriations $2.9 billion…
    Joseph Coletti, April 15, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 12

    All things considered, about 99.8% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone — a virus most had never had and the rest had recovered from.
    Jon Sanders, April 13, 2021
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    Of vaccines, herd immunity, and media concerns

    Incidentally, should one-fifth of North Carolinians exercise their freedom of choice (see note below) and choose not to take a Covid vaccine, it would pose no threat to our society.
    Jon Sanders, April 12, 2021
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    The political definition of joy gets weirder

    Given this understanding, Gov. Roy Cooper's remarks at his press briefing April 6 were all the more bizarre.
    Jon Sanders, April 8, 2021
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    Poll: 69% of Democrats favor school choice

    Yes, even Democrats like the idea of school choice. A new Real Clear Opinion poll for the American Federation of Children shows overwhelming support for empowering parents by giving them choices for how and where their children are educated. The poll found that support for school choice cuts across…
    Donna Martinez, April 8, 2021
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    Biden, Cooper et al. need Canute thinking

    Case declines in Texas, Mississippi, and other states that got rid of strict executive orders to "fight" COVID-19 is publicly ripping off "the mask of the All-Wise Central Planner who can dictate even the progress of a virus." How? By showing that the case declines are "consistent with natural seasonality as well as expanding natural immunity along with vaccine-induced immunity …, the natural progress of the virus, not with mask mandates."
    Jon Sanders, April 6, 2021
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    The NC Threat-Free Index for the week ending April 5

    All things considered, about 99.8% of people in NC posed no threat of passing along COVID-19 to anyone — a virus most had never had and the rest had recovered from.
    Jon Sanders, April 6, 2021
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    The Cooper Plan: Spend Big and Borrow Big

    Spend big. It’s the Cooper way, as evidenced by his new budget proposal, which increases spending by 11.6 percent for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22. A review by Locke analysts notes the increase is $2.8 billion more than the state budgeted for this year. But for Gov. Cooper, spending big…
    Donna Martinez, April 6, 2021