Gov. Roy Cooper (page 3)

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    Federal law forces consumers to pay billions more than they need for solar and wind power

    Even as solar advocates boasted that solar's costs are plummeting, North Carolina's PURPA terms were locking state ratepayers into a situation where they're forced to buy all solar energy produced at exorbitant costs that go well past the actual production costs. It's a great way to make money, but no way to treat captive consumers of a vital necessity.
    Jon Sanders, November 26, 2019
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    JLF’s Dr. van der Vaart Calls It (Before It Happens)

    The results of an investigation into Gov. Cooper’s involvement with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) were presented last week. The report concluded: “From the information presented in this report, it would be reasonable to conclude that Governor Cooper improperly used the authority and influence of his Office to cause…
    Brenee Goforth, November 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on federal rules that could stifle North Carolina’s growing hemp industry. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains how a new report about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline reveals abuse of power by Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration.
    Mitch Kokai, November 25, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online about the latest developments in the dispute over N.C. Atlantic Coast Pipeline permits. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal contends that conservatives might need a dose of 1970s-era challenges to refine their arguments.
    Mitch Kokai, November 22, 2019
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    Teacher pay raises

    I have been struggling to understand why Gov. Roy Cooper blamed business tax cuts as his reason to veto a bill for teacher pay raises after vetoing the bill that would have cut business taxes. His claim could have made sense in his veto of the original budget bill back…
    Joseph Coletti, November 21, 2019
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    Cooper’s month so far: Complain about corporate tax cuts, then give $5.1 million to two corporations

    The governor continues to interrupt his complaining about corporate giveaways to give money to corporations.
    Jon Sanders, November 19, 2019
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    Cooper has vetoed more than twice as many bills as any other N.C. governor

    With four new vetoes announced this morning, Gov. Roy Cooper now has used his veto stamp 42 times. That’s a record for N.C. governors and more than twice as many as the 20 vetoes Bev Perdue issued in her single term in the executive mansion. Mike Easley vetoed nine…
    Mitch Kokai, November 8, 2019
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    Cooper vetoes raises for public school teachers and staff

    Republican elected officials and campaign staff must be ecstatic right now.  Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would have granted raises to public school teachers and staff. The ads will write themselves.    …
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2019