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Cooper cabinet confirmation process generates legal challenge

Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday told a Public School Forum audience that Opportunity Scholarships should be discontinued under North Carolina's 2017-18 budget. (CJ Photo by Kari Travis)
Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday told a Public School Forum audience that Opportunity Scholarships should be discontinued under North Carolina's 2017-18 budget. (CJ Photo by Kari Travis)
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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 717: Just before Roy Cooper entered North Carolina’s executive mansion as governor, state lawmakers approved a new law that subjects Cooper’s Cabinet appointments to a confirmation process in the state Senate. As Cooper challenges the process, senators have spelled out details of how it will work. Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the process and explains how it might impact Cooper’s agenda and the new governor’s relationship with the General Assembly.