Gov. Roy Cooper

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    New unemployment claims are over 300,000 — in two weeks

    Lynn Minges, president and CEO of the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, estimated at a March 30 John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society event that around 75 percent of hotel and restaurant workers in North Carolina was now out of work. At 550,000 workers, that would put the estimated number of disemployed workers at 412,500.
    Jon Sanders, April 1, 2020
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    How much will public schools receive in COVID-19 supplemental funds?

    Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper pulled $50 million from reserve accounts and funds set aside for summer reading camps (which will not occur this summer for obvious reasons).  Districts and charters have the flexibility to use the funds for activities related to school nutrition, school and community-based child care,…
    Terry Stoops, April 1, 2020
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    Gun stores, manufacturers, even shooting ranges added to DHS list of critical infrastructure

    All the ambiguity and rigmarole over whether Wake County or Gov. Cooper were closing gun stores as nonessential businesses are now moot.
    Jon Sanders, March 29, 2020
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    JLF CEO responds to Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide stay-at-home order

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke issues the following statement in response to Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest COVID-19 executive order. It orders people across North Carolina to stay at home as of 5 p.m. Monday. Gov. Cooper has essentially shut down daily life for every North Carolinian. He’s using…
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online how cutting red tape can help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Jon Sanders’ Daily Journal explains why the pandemic doesn’t give Gov. Roy Cooper unilateral power that’s not spelled out in state law.
    Mitch Kokai, March 27, 2020
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    Will it have been worth it?

    As of this morning, per Carrington's article in CJ, the Division of Employment Security had received 195,661 unemployment insurance claims from since March 16.
    Jon Sanders, March 26, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on charities. The Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of constitutional safeguards during an emergency.
    Mitch Kokai, March 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on the impact of Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to block dine-in restaurant options across North Carolina. Becki Gray’s Daily Journal reminds us that the disruption related to the coronavirus pandemic can lead to innovation.
    Mitch Kokai, March 19, 2020