Gov. Roy Cooper (page 9)

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    UNC economist Zelder questions N.C.’s COVID-19 data focus

    Economist Martin Zelder of UNC-Chapel Hill submits the following column: QUESTIONS FOR ROY COOPER AND MANDY COHEN North Carolina’s coronavirus positive test rate remains somewhat high — 7.2% on average over the last week — while tests are being given at a record pace. Indeed, on June 12, 23,020…
    Mitch Kokai, June 16, 2020
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    State Spending Cuts: Too Little Too Late

    North Carolina state revenues have taken a major hit since the Coronavirus outbreak began. Between March and the end of June, the state has lost $1.6 billion in revenue according to JLF’s Joe Coletti in a recent research brief. Despite the obvious problem this poses for the N.C. budget,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 16, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on small-town restaurants’ important role during the time of COVID-19. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why Gov. Roy Cooper’s economic shutdown orders have been relatively strict.
    Mitch Kokai, June 15, 2020
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    A “surge” in new COVID-19 cases? Blame the denominator

    New cases are high, but so are new tests. The percent of tests returning positive is still stable. That means the problem is, as we've already shown before, the denominator.
    Jon Sanders, June 12, 2020
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    Judge Covid decides: Going to the gym

    Judge Covid, may I exercise for my health?
    Jon Sanders, June 12, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Look at who’s leading anti-police protests

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses issues of concern linked to recent anti-police protests in North Carolina. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, June 11, 2020
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    State education officials issue recommendations, no mandates

    The NC Department of Public Instruction released their back-to-school guidance, Lighting Our Way Forward: NC’s Guidebook for Reopening Public Schools, today. Lighting Our Way Forward: NC’s Guidebook for Reopening Public Schools provides considerations, recommendations, and best practices to ensure a safe and successful 2020-21 school year. Except for requirements…
    Terry Stoops, June 11, 2020
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    Predictably, NCAE complains about bonus proposal

    The North Carolina Association of Educators issues a press release in response to Senate Bill 818, which would grant teachers an experienced-based “step” increase and a $350 bonus.  If Governor Cooper agrees to use $95 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) funding for teachers, they would receive an…
    Terry Stoops, June 11, 2020