Will Cooper finally try to lead?

Long ago it became apparent to me that Gov. Roy Cooper either does not care about his place in history or thinks his actions during the pandemic are enough for historians to write something of substance about his eight years as governor. Because other than managing the virus with debatable results, there is almost nothing...

Dallas Woodhouse

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Senator presses controller nominee to fight Leandro court order

A state senator tried without success Wednesday to get Gov. Roy Cooper’s nominee for state controller to answer “yes” or “no” on three questions. Each stemmed from the same query: Would he go along with a court order to transfer money out of the state treasury in the Leandro school-funding legal dispute?

CJ Staff

N.C. Senate Democrats unveil a plan for families with legislation that includes picking up where Build Back Better left off

North Carolina Senate Democrats held a press conference Wednesday, June 15 to announce their “North Carolina Families Plan.” Sen. Jay Chaudhuri, Wake, said the plan was based on different pieces of legislation and the budget proposals laid out by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

Theresa Opeka

Treasurer urges legislative action in wake of Spring Lake official’s indictment

The indictment of a former Spring Lake town official on embezzlement and fraud charges highlights the need for legislative action. That’s the reaction from state Treasurer Dale Folwell, who urged lawmakers “to help prevent future abuses in state and local gove

CJ Staff

Steve Forbes laments Biden administration’s poor response toward inflation

Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, discusses his new book, “Inflation: What It Is, Why It’s Bad, and How To Fix It,” co-authored with Nathan Lewis and Elizabeth Ames. Forbes pans the Biden administration’s approach toward today’s inflation problem.

Mitch Kokai