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Investigators Question NC Governor’s Pipeline Fund Actions

Nov 20, 2019
Gov. Roy Cooper
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RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday.

As Expected, NC Medicaid Managed-Care Won't Begin On Time

Nov 19, 2019
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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s Medicaid program won’t shift to managed-care benefits as scheduled early next year, the largest casualty to date of the monthslong budget stalemate between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers.

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Twelve weeks into the school year and still without a raise, teachers plan to picket outside some North Carolina schools Wednesday. 

They're not talking about walk-outs or strikes, but a less disruptive type of demonstration called "walk-ins."

Educators, lawmakers at a press conference
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About a dozen Charlotte educators and Democratic state lawmakers gathered Friday to voice support for Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of a bill that he says offers inadequate teacher raises.

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Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed bills proposing pay raises for North Carolina teachers Friday, calling them “paltry.”

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The North Carolina General Assembly approved 3.9% pay raises for teachers and 2% raises for non-instructional staff Thursday, both increases over the next two years and retroactive to July 1.

The bill must still be signed by Gov. Roy Cooper to take effect.

North Carolina General Assembly

RALEIGH — A final showdown on the vetoed North Carolina state budget could come next week.

Senate Republicans on Friday filed the parliamentary notice necessary to give them the option to bring up the vetoed budget for an override vote on Monday.

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RALEIGH — Skepticism grew Wednesday that a massive change in administering North Carolina Medicaid's program will start as scheduled early next year as a state budget stalemate continues and doctors and hospitals worry whether details are ready.

Gov. Roy Cooper (left) and Sen. Phil Berger
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Gov. Roy Cooper and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger took to Twitter on Tuesday to blame each other for the lack of North Carolina teacher raises.

Governor Cooper speaks at the Climate Change Interagency Council in September.
N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

State officials are proposing electric vehicle tax credits and an expanded network of charging stations on state roads as part of their efforts to reduce carbon emissions — but they’re still not sure how much it will cost or how to fund their plans. The proposals are part of the North Carolina Climate Change Interagency Council, which met last Friday.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking additional federal disaster assistance for counties affected by Hurricane Dorian.

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This week Governor Roy Cooper signed a law that will eliminate some of North Carolina’s high school exams – and may force Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to make a tough decision. 

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If you’ve followed the news about North Carolina teacher pay over the last few months you might think educators are feeling a bit better about their paychecks as schools open.

You’d be wrong. They’ve been promised raises, but so far they haven’t gotten a penny of extra pay.

Gov. Cooper Vetoes Bill Designed to Retool Reading Program

Aug 24, 2019
NC Government

RALEIGH, N.C. — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill on Friday designed to clean up a North Carolina student reading comprehension program championed for years by Senate leader Phil Berger, a Republican.

President Trump and NC Gov. Roy Cooper
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President Donald Trump has criticized North Carolina's governor for vetoing a bill that would have required the state's sheriffs to recognize requests by federal immigration agents to hold jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally.

Trump tweeted Saturday that Gov. Roy Cooper's veto was "a terrible decision." He tweeted that the North Carolina Democrat "should reverse his decision and get back to the basics of fighting crime!"

Cooper described the measure as unconstitutional and politically motivated.

Billboard alongside a highway.
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RALEIGH, N.C. — Legislation to allow billboard companies to relocate their signs more easily when the land upon which they stand is condemned for a highway project has been vetoed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that requires sheriffs to detain inmates on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Medicaid, Budget Fight Test NC Governor's Clout

Jul 28, 2019
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RALEIGH — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper often got steamrolled by Republicans when they held comfortable legislative majorities during his first two years on the job. They could usually ignore his objections about their conservative agenda and override his vetoes.

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Updated 2:42 p.m.
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed the state budget approved Thursday by the Republican-controlled General Assembly. Speaking to reporters Friday morning, Cooper called the budget "an astonishing failure of common sense and common decency."

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North Carolina Republican leaders failed on Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of legislation that would have created a new crime against doctors and nurses who fail to care for an infant delivered during an unsuccessful abortion.

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