Gov. Roy Cooper

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    CJ reports: Cooper staff recruited large coalition to sell public on ACP, pipeline fund

    Carolina Journal‘s Don Carrington reports on the Governor’s tightly coordinated pipeline campaign: Gov. Roy Cooper and his staff laid out a comprehensive plan to sell the public on the approval of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and a $57.8 million discretionary fund connected to the project, documents show. The parties…
    Anna Manning, March 21, 2019
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    Does Gov. Cooper still think VA Gov. Northam should resign?

    He said it was "The only way forward." There's no wiggle room there. But does Cooper still believe that? He appears to have backed off after other, unrelated events.
    Jon Sanders, March 21, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal Online on the public relations group assembled to sell Gov. Roy Cooper’s actions linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. John Trump’s Daily Journal highlights one example of the problems created by North Carolina’s system of regulating alcohol.
    Mitch Kokai, March 21, 2019
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    CJ reports: NCGA General Fund budget $24 billion, $500 million less than governor’s

    Carolina Journal‘s Dan Way reports: Republican legislative leaders have reached agreement on a 2019-20 General Fund budget cap of slightly more than $24 billion, shaving about $500 million from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposed spending plan. (See Editor’s note at end of this story.) Senate leader Phil Berger,…
    Anna Manning, March 20, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Election dates have been set to fill vacancies in North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th Congressional Districts. Rick Henderson recaps the circumstances of both electoral contests for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Joseph Coletti analyzes Gov. Roy Cooper’s 2019-21 state budget proposals. Longtime conservative commentator William…
    Mitch Kokai, March 15, 2019
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    Daily Journal: Cooper budget uses excessive debt

    John Hood writes for Carolina Journal‘s Daily Journal: In North Carolina, by contrast, state government has run small to moderate surpluses every year since the end of the Great Recession. Its operating budget cannot, legally, run a deficit. Moreover, state lawmakers and governors have wisely chosen not to spend…
    Anna Manning, March 13, 2019
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    CJ reports: Eudy says governor will ‘try harder’ to comply with records requests

    Carolina Journal‘s Kari Travis reports: When describing access to public records, “slow” is the first word that comes to mind, Ken Eudy, a senior adviser to Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday, March 11, during a talk on government transparency at Elon University. Eudy’s 30-minute speech came before a group…
    Anna Manning, March 13, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that one of Gov. Roy Cooper’s top advisers says the governor will “try harder” to comply with public records requests. John Hood’s Daily Journal says the governor’s budget proposal relies on too much debt.
    Mitch Kokai, March 13, 2019