Governor Roy Cooper

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    ICYMI: Governor Cooper’s State of the State Recap

    On Monday, April 26, Governor Roy Cooper gave his biennial State of the State address at the General Assembly. If you would like to watch the full broadcast, below is an embed of the live stream from PBS North Carolina. You can also read the full prepared…
    Brenee Goforth, April 27, 2021
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    Republicans reopened schools and Democrats kept them closed

    Reason editor Matt Welch offers an interesting glimpse into school reopening by state. The K-12 School Reopening Tracker indexes the monthly average number of in-person learning days.  The most recent one is below.             Welch points out that the states on…
    Terry Stoops, April 21, 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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    Comparing proposals to amend the emergency management act

    After a year of living under an emergency declaration implemented by Governor Roy Cooper, the North Carolina General Assembly has introduced two bills that would amend the Emergency Management Act (EMA) to limit the unilateral authority of…
    Jordan Roberts, March 18, 2021
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    NC Announces School Reopening Deal

    At a Wednesday, March 10th press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate Leader Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt announced a deal for reopening schools across North Carolina. Watch the recorded press conference from WRAL below. The new plan means…
    Brenee Goforth, March 10, 2021
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    Support for school choice continues to grow; thank Gov. Cooper

    Who would have guessed it?  Governor Roy Cooper’s handling – or mishandling – of Coronavirus pandemic and school re-openings has generated record interest in school choice and expanding educational opportunity in North Carolina. The evidence keeps mounting. In January, a John Locke Civitas School Choice Poll found a plurality…
    Bob Luebke, March 5, 2021