Tag:Gov. Roy Cooper

  • The bumpy road to H.B. 2 repeal

    Here’s a recount of the twists and turns of House Bill 2, the infamous “bathroom bill.” 2016 Feb. 23: The Charlotte City Council passes an ordinance adding gay and transgender people to an existing ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, and age to…

  • H.B. 2: Deal or no deal?

    Early evening recriminations and allegations of bad faith to resolve the lingering House Bill 2 saga flared up Tuesday between General Assembly Republican leadership and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, hastily called a 6:15 p.m. press…

  • Sanders confirmed unanimously to run Department of Administration

    A folksy Machelle Sanders hailed her roots along the north shore of the Pungo River, family-instilled values, and her high-level, private-sector management acumen in the pharmaceutical industry. Then she deftly responded to a series of questions about her qualifications to become state secretary of administration from a Senate…

  • Cooper, intentionally or not, promotes civil society

    Gov. Roy Cooper was talking like a libertarian. He probably didn’t even realize it. About a week ago, in his state of the state address, Cooper talked about many things. He discussed his budget plans and House Bill 2. He talked about education and…

  • Taylor: Latest H.B. 2 strategies pose risks for Cooper, NCGA leaders

    A compromise vehicle for the controversial “bathroom bill” could exact political consequences on Republican General Assembly leaders and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, one political analyst says. Andy Taylor, a political science professor at N.C. State University, said scuttlebutt suggests House Bill 186…