Tag:Cooper

  • Governor selects Regan, Trogdon for Cabinet posts

    Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday announced his first two Cabinet selections. Cooper tapped Michael Regan to be his environmental quality secretary and Jim Trogdon to be his Transportation secretary. Regan founded M. Regan & Associates in September 2016. Before that, he was with the Environmental Defense Fund in Raleigh for seven years, serving as…

  • Special Session May Address Charlotte ‘Bathroom’ Ordinance

    House Speaker Tim Moore on Thursday called for a special session of the General Assembly to reverse a city of Charlotte ordinance that would allow transgendered individuals to use either men’s or women’s bathrooms in the state’s largest city. At a press conference, Senate leaders left open the possibility of…

  • Political, Business Leaders Praise Delay in Energy Regulations

    Gov. Pat McCrory and a host of business leaders were quick to praise the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday blocking President Obama’s signature climate change program from moving forward until a trial in federal court is concluded. McCrory lauded the 5-4 decision that could spell legal doom for the…

  • Cooper Appeals TVA Suit to U.S. Supreme Court

    RALEIGH — In filings submitted last week, Attorney General Roy Cooper asked the nation’s highest court to review a ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year that upended North Carolina’s case against the multistate utility.

  • Beer, Snacks for AG’s Hired Lawyers Challenged

    RALEIGH — Beer and snacks were on the agenda at a recent meeting of the North Carolina Council of State — and they had one executive-branch officer fuming. Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry, one of two Republicans on the council, objected to past reimbursements for two private law firms assisting Cooper…

  • Law Firm Racked Up Hotel, Airline Fees

    RALEIGH — Attorney General Roy Cooper used North Carolina gas-tax revenue to reimburse Washington lawyers thousands of dollars in unnecessary hotel and airline fees, according to receipts and travel records obtained by Carolina Journal.

  • Talk About A Restraint of Trade

    A new study examines the ways that state government, not the big bad oil industry, interferes with markets in ways that damage the interests of consumers in North Carolina.

  • Questions Linger About AG Defense

    RALEIGH — Retired lawyer Bernard Harrell has more questions about compensation for legal services provided to Roy Cooper’s campaign, even after a lawyer for the attorney general’s re-election committee seemingly explained how they were paid for. “The legal costs in this case are being paid by private insurance,” Wallace said…

  • Cooper Campaign Replies to Charge

    RALEIGH — Retired Raleigh attorney Bernard Harrell has asked the State Board of Elections to investigate Attorney General Roy Cooper’s political campaign for not reporting in-kind contributions from nine attorneys and their law firms. According to his letter, after thoroughly researching the issue Harrell thought he should call “attention to…