Gov. Roy Cooper (page 3)

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    Irresponsible Pandemic Budgeting

    I hoped, when Gov. Cooper declared a public health emergency March 14, that he was also planning ways to reduce spending to offset some of the lost sales and income tax revenue. I kept hoping as scores of progressive groups called for higher taxes and the depletion of the state’s…
    Joseph Coletti, April 27, 2020
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    People will die if we reopen!

    Many are arguing that if Governor Cooper allows NC’s economy to reopen many additional people will die–and they are right. As people get back to using parks and beaches for swimming, boating and waterskiing certainly there will be more fatal drownings. As traffic on the state’s highways increase there…
    Roy Cordato, April 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on telemedicine and rural N.C. health care providers. John Hood’s Daily Journal argues that Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest plan reopens the N.C. economy too slowly.
    Mitch Kokai, April 27, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online on the extension of Gov. Roy Cooper’s economic shutdown for North Carolina. Amy Cooke’s Daily Journal explains why the government’s shutdown strategy exhibits a lack of trust in people to make wise decisions for themselves and their families.
    Mitch Kokai, April 24, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 task force features few business representatives. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the government response to COVID-19 requires more clarity and transparency.
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2020
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    Executive Order Enforcement May Violate First Amendment

    On April 15, 2020, The North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law (NCICL) published an open letter to Governor Roy Cooper addressing potential First Amendment violations in the enforcement of his executive orders. In the letter, NCICL’s President and General Counsel, Jeanette Doran, states: “We understand the seriousness of the…
    Brenee Goforth, April 17, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact for medical practices. Rick Henderson’s Daily Journal laments the lack of transparency in Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposals for ending COVID-19 restrictions.  …
    Mitch Kokai, April 17, 2020
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    CJ’s Rick Henderson Recounts “Reopen NC” Protests on WPTF Radio

    On Tuesday, April 14, protesters gathered on the corner of Jones and Wilmington streets in Raleigh to protest the governor’s Executive Order 121 banning gatherings of more than 10 people. The police eventually ended the protest claiming it violated the aforementioned executive order. Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson was on…
    Brenee Goforth, April 16, 2020