Gov. Roy Cooper

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    Poll: 69% of Democrats favor school choice

    Yes, even Democrats like the idea of school choice. A new Real Clear Opinion poll for the American Federation of Children shows overwhelming support for empowering parents by giving them choices for how and where their children are educated. The poll found that support for school choice cuts across…
    Donna Martinez, April 8, 2021
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    The Cooper Plan: Spend Big and Borrow Big

    Spend big. It’s the Cooper way, as evidenced by his new budget proposal, which increases spending by 11.6 percent for fiscal year (FY) 2021-22. A review by Locke analysts notes the increase is $2.8 billion more than the state budgeted for this year. But for Gov. Cooper, spending big…
    Donna Martinez, April 6, 2021
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    Columnist: Gov. Cooper has taken 1st step toward cap and trade in NC

    When we think of Leftist energy policy, a lot of us think of federal policy — the Green New Deal and the Biden version of the Green New Deal. But a new Forbes column by Patrick Gleason points out that Gov. Cooper has signed on to help advance a…
    Donna Martinez, April 2, 2021
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    Greenville bar owner’s lawsuit against Gov. Cooper moves forward

    Greenville bar owner Crystal Waldron continues her fight against Gov. Roy Cooper’s use of emergency powers, which prevented her from earning a living and fully operating her business. Carolina Journal reports: Superior Court Judge James Gale issued a two-page order Friday, March 26, to transfer the Waldron v. Cooper…
    Donna Martinez, March 30, 2021
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    WUNC’s podcast: Becki Gray on Cooper’s budget, election integrity, gun control

    Making her weekly appearance on WUNC’s “The Politics Podcast” hosted by Jeff Tiberii, Locke’s Becki Gray offers sound perspective on Gov. Roy Cooper’s behemoth budget proposal, a spending plan that Rob Schofield of N.C. Policy Watch says isn’t big enough. In the excerpt below, Becki begins by responding…
    Donna Martinez, March 29, 2021
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    4 Big, Bad Ideas In Gov. Cooper’s Massive Spending Plan

    It’s a massive spending plan. On Wednesday, Gov. Roy Cooper announced his new state budget proposal, a plan that would spend far too much money, setting North Carolina’s state government on an unsustainable future path. Locke analysts note that the governor also continues his pointless push to expand Medicaid,…
    Donna Martinez, March 25, 2021
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    Cooper Wants to Eliminate Scholarship for Low-Income Children

    Dem. Governor Roy Cooper announced his budget proposal today for the next biennium. His proposed budget ends the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program, a popular scholarship for low-income, disproportionately minority, students to attend a K-12 school of their parent’s choice. The Opportunity Scholarship program is a popular program with NC voters.
    Brenee Goforth, March 24, 2021
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    LISTEN: Cooper tells Politico he doesn’t want Mark Robinson to be governor

    Fascinating political news on Thursday when Gov. Roy Cooper sat for a 30-minute virtual interview with Politico’s Elena Schneider. The headlines from a confident-sounding Cooper talking to North Carolina native Schneider: He thinks North Carolina will follow Virginia and turn ‘blue’ No, he won’t run for the U.S. Senate…
    Donna Martinez, March 12, 2021