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  • N. Carolina governor moves to block conversion therapy funds

    08/03/2019 3:50:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    AP ^ | August 3, 2019 | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina's state health department is barred from allowing public funds to pay for conversion therapy for minors, a controversial practice aimed at changing young LGBT people's sexual orientations, under an order signed Friday by Gov. Roy Cooper. Advocacy groups praised the Democratic governor's executive order as a pioneering step to restrict the therapy in the U.S. South.
  • North Carolina Governor Under Fire for Proposing Freezing School Voucher Program

    05/29/2019 5:16:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 24, 2019 | Joshua Nelson
    A billboard campaign in North Carolina is taking aim at Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper after his announcement proposing freezing and eventually ending a scholarship program that has benefited minority students—more than 30% of which are African-American, according to North Carolina State Education Assistance Authority. The billboard says the governor is “failing when it comes to helping minority students” and encourages residents to call Cooper to reverse his decision. A group called the Job Creators Network launched the campaign on May 15 following Cooper’s recent budget proposal that included eventually eliminating the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarships Program, a state voucher system...
  • NC Chief Justice's Departure Could Reshape State Politics

    01/29/2019 7:37:18 AM PST · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    WFDD ^ | January 29, 2019
    State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin is stepping down midway through the term he won in 2014. The decision comes just after a proposed way to change how court vacancies are filled was shot down at the polls. If Republican lawmakers had their way, Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, would have to choose Martin’s replacement from a slate of candidates selected by the legislature. But when they asked voters in November to give them that power, the measure was defeated by a wide margin. So the decision remains with the governor.
  • North Carolina GOP vows to override Dem governor’s veto of voter ID bill

    12/16/2018 8:16:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/15/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Republican leaders in North Carolina’s GOP-dominated General Assembly vowed late Friday to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a state voter identification bill. Earlier Friday, Cooper said no to the legislation, which more than 55 percent of the state’s voters had approved in a recent referendum. The referendum called for the state’s constitution to add an amendment requiring in-person voter photo ID. “Requiring photo IDs for in-person voting is a solution in search of a problem,” Cooper said in a statement.
  • States of Emergency declared in three states

    12/08/2018 5:47:33 PM PST · by Openurmind · 60 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | December 8, 2018 | Robert
    This is how ice ages begin. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam today declared a state of emergency ahead of the upcoming storm, which has brought snow and freezing rain across the southern United States. Heavy and accumulating snow is expected in southern Virginia through Monday, the National Weather Service warned. Downed trees and limbs may create significant power outages or cause additional travel hazards. On Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for all 100 of the state’s counties. Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin also declared a state of emergency ahead of the storm for all 77 of...
  • There’s Finally a Persuasive Case of Election Fraud, and Republicans Don’t Care (N. Carolina)

    12/06/2018 10:50:27 AM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/6/2018 | David A. Graham
    <p>With the race between North Carolina Republican Governor Pat McCrory and Democrat Roy Cooper down to a razor-thin margin, Republicans filed claims of voter fraud with county boards of election around the state. The GOP was aiming to delegitimize Cooper’s lead and to legitimize years of effort to overhaul voting laws to make them more restrictive, claiming serious fraud.</p>
  • Anti-toll movement may upend North Carolina’s first transportation P3

    10/12/2018 1:07:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Bond Buyer ^ | September 12, 2018 | Shelly Sigo
    North Carolina officials are trying to figure out how to unwind parts or all of a 2014 public-private partnership that is building managed toll lanes on a Charlotte-area highway.Ever since the ink dried on North Carolina’s first transportation P3 contract, the plan to relieve severe congestion in the Charlotte region has generated controversy.Public opposition remains just as fierce today to the project that will add express lanes on Interstate 77, even though more than one report says the deal with I-77 Mobility Partners LLC, a consortium led by Cintra Infraestructuras S.A., was properly authorized and permitted.The 26-mile-long project is designed...
  • Roy Cooper for president? 'I'm sure I'll get some calls.'

    04/16/2018 5:01:13 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    News and Observer ^ | March 29, 2018 | AARON MOODY AND PAUL A. SPECHT
    Could the Democrats' search for a candidate to take on Donald Trump lead them to North Carolina? Gov. Roy Cooper made it sound as though he thinks he'd be a sought-after candidate — at some point, anyway — during a Politico event at Duke University on Thursday. Cooper also offered a take or two distancing himself from the Trump administration. When the event moderator asked Cooper which Democratic candidates should run for the presidency, Cooper replied, "Being the governor of a swing state, I’m sure I'll get some calls."
  • North Carolina Governor: Businesses Must Allow Men in Women’s Bathrooms (Insanity)

    10/23/2017 8:27:09 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies ^ | October 22, 2017 | Michael Haverluck
    Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) signed an executive order Thursday that forces businesses throughout North Carolina to allow men to use women’s restrooms – as well as permit women in men’s restrooms. The left-leaning governor’s LGBT-friendly order officially makes “sexual orientation” and “gender identity or expression” protected classes, and businesses that do not comply can suffer the consequences financially.
  • NC Gov: Allow Removal Of Confederate Statues Lest Protesters Get Hurt Pulling Them Down

    08/16/2017 9:35:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/15/17 | AWR Hawkins
    On Tuesday night North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) called on the state legislature to grant counties, municipalities, and the state the ability to remove Confederate statues lest protesters get hurt pulling them down. NC adopted a law in 2015 that protects historical statues from being removed, and Cooper wants this law reversed. Cooper used a Facebook post to reference the way slaves were once kept in chains in the South. And he criticized the existence of Confederate monuments without mentioning that Southern slave-owners were Democrats and that the Confederacy was a Democrat nation. Rather, he said, “These monuments should...
  • North Carolina Monuments [Roy Cooper says take 'em down]

    08/15/2017 2:40:10 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 44 replies
    Medium ^ | August 15, 2017 | Roy Cooper
    Last weekend, I watched with horror as events in Charlottesville unfolded. Having served as North Carolina Attorney General for 16 years, I am all too familiar with the racism, bigotry and full-out white supremacy that exist in corners of our society. But it was shocking to watch these elements displayed so publicly — venom and hatred shamelessly spewed in epithets. My stomach sank to learn that a peaceful counter-protester had been killed and many others injured as the hatred morphed into violence. It started with a monument, stone and metal, inanimate and yet more provocative now than ever. Charlottesville could have been...
  • Judges block North Carolina law limiting governor's powers

    02/08/2017 7:46:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:42 AM EST | Gary D. Robertson
    A North Carolina court has temporarily blocked a state law passed by the GOP-controlled legislature that strips the Democratic governor of his some of his powers. The law required Senate confirmation for the governor’s Cabinet members, which previous governors have not needed. The law was approved in December, just two weeks before Roy Cooper took over as governor. …
  • BREAKING: Charlotte City Council LIES To NC State Lawmakers, Jeopardizes HB2 Repeal Deal

    12/20/2016 9:48:55 PM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/20/16 | Susan Wright
    Despicable. Faithless. Conniving. Liberal. As was reported earlier this week, a deal was struck between North Carolina’s lawmakers and the Charlotte City Council to mutually repeal both HB2 – the “bathroom bill” – and the Charlotte ordinance that made the bathroom bill a necessity, for the safety and privacy of the state’s citizens. Outgoing Governor Pat McCrory had announced that he would call a special session to repeal HB2, pursuant to Charlotte repealing the ordinance – and agreement that all parties seemed to agree with.
  • North Carolina's Controversial HB2 Law to be Repealed

    12/19/2016 8:38:34 AM PST · by NCDragon · 9 replies ^ | December 19, 2016 | WTVD-TV
    RALEIGH, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The Charlotte City Council voted Monday to repeal a bathroom ordinance passed in early 2016 that led to the General Assembly convening a special session to pass North Carolina's controversial HB2 law. Within minutes of the repeal, Governor-elect Roy Cooper said the controversial state law will be repealed too in the General Assembly and Governor Pat McCrory confirmed he will call for a special session for that purpose.
  • North Carolina Bathroom Bill To Be Repealed

    12/19/2016 10:32:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | December 19, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    During a time when a lot of pundits are screaming about partisan antics taking place in North Carolina - there is a monumental bipartisan deal set to take place inside the state’s capitol. Incoming Democratic governor Roy Cooper announced that the state's legislature will repeal the controversial HB2 law that has caused the ire of so many liberals and pro-LGBT activists around the country. "Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore assured me that as a result of Charlotte's vote, a special session will be called for Tuesday to repeal HB 2 in full. I hope they will...
  • Gov-elect: North Carolina will repeal LGBT law on Tuesday

    12/19/2016 8:14:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2016 10:50 AM EST | Jonathan Drew
    North Carolina legislators will repeal the contentious HB2 law that limited protections for LGBT people and led to an economic backlash, the state’s incoming governor said Monday. Gov.-elect Roy Cooper made the announcement shortly after the Charlotte City Council voted to repeal its own local ordinance enacted in early 2016. It was that ordinance that Republicans blamed for the statewide law. …
  • Protests filed in Bladen and 11 other counties over alleged fraudulent absentee ballots (N.C.)

    11/17/2016 3:24:24 PM PST · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    WBTV ^ | November 17, 2016
    Formal protests are now being filed in 11 additional counties to challenge potentially fraudulent absentee ballots cast for Roy Cooper and other Democrats, according to Governor Pat McCrory's campaign.A formal protest was filed with the Bladen County Board of Elections to challenge several hundred absentee ballots, alleged to be fraudulent on Tuesday. The initial evidence laid out in the protest suggests a "massive scheme to run an absentee ballot mill involving hundreds of ballots, perpetrated by and through the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC," a political-action committee funded by the N.C. Democrat Party and other prominent statewide Democrats.  In addition to...
  • Civitas Poll: Burr 35, Cooper 34

    04/29/2009 2:55:07 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 34 replies · 1,329+ views
    Red Clay Citizen ^ | April 29, 2009 | Chris Hayes
    Our poll this month has incumbent US Senator Richard Burr holding onto a slim one point lead over potential Democratic challenger, Attorney General Roy Cooper 35% to 34%. 32% of voters say they are undecided at this point. We also asked favorability ratings of each. Burr has 33% favorable, 18% unfavorable for a net +15 favorability rating. 49.5% of voters either had no opinion or had never heard of Burr. For Cooper, he has 28% favorable, 8% unfavorable for a net of +20. 64% of voters either had no opinion or had never heard of Cooper. So basically, the status...
  • Cooper 39, Burr 34 [Senate 2010]

    12/10/2008 5:55:42 PM PST · by MitchellC · 45 replies · 1,758+ views
    News & Observer Under the Dome ^ | Dec 10, 2008 | Ryan Teague Beckwith
    The first poll of the 2010 Senate race came out today. With the dust barely settled on the last race, Democratic firm Public Policy Polling released numbers comparing U.S. Sen. Richard Burr with possible Democratic opponent Attorney General Roy Cooper. The poll shows a competitive race, with Cooper leading Burr by five points, 39 to 34 percent. It also shows Burr with a 32 percent approval rating, compared to Cooper's 44 percent approval. "If Attorney General Roy Cooper decides to run for the Senate in 2010, you can put Richard Burr's name right to the top of the list of...
  • Will gridiron stars face off for Senate? [NC, Burr v Shuler?]

    12/03/2008 5:56:17 PM PST · by MitchellC · 11 replies · 518+ views
    Blue Ridge Now ^ | Dec 2, 2008 | Blue Ridge Now
    The ballots had not yet been put away for the Nov. 4 election before the chattering class started speculating on 2010. Ordinarily, we watch the sport from afar. But now that the 11th District draws a national spotlight and North Carolina is in play as a swing state, the pastime has come home. Who will run, and for what? Democrat Heath Shuler made national headlines when he ousted eight-term incumbent Charles Taylor in 2006. That election would prove to be the first cycle of a wave that swept Democrats into office. Barack Obama boosted other Democrats in North Carolina by...