Tag:Gov. Roy Cooper

  • Legislative Democrats stand up for school choice

    Democratic lawmakers don’t necessarily oppose school choice, and some are vocal advocates. Eight outspoken African-American legislators Tuesday announced their support for traditional public and charter schools, private schools, school vouchers, homeschools, and other education options. “We stand today to be a voice for…

  • NCGOP compares H.B. 2 boycott calls with ‘hostage-taking’

    The state and national NAACP are calling for economic boycotts of North Carolina over House Bill 2 and other conservative public policy issues. Republicans condemned the action, and one top party official compared the action to hostage-taking. The Rev. William Barber, head of the North Carolina…

  • Pick your fights, governor

    Gov. Roy Cooper soon must deal with the first piece of legislation passed by the 2017 General Assembly. The way he handles House Bill 39 could signal how combative the governor will be the rest of the session. H.B. 39 would reduce the number of seats on the UNC…

  • Cooper teacher pay plan gets skeptical reception at NCGA

    RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday said he has a plan to raise teacher pay, but Republican lawmakers want budget details before they decide whether to get on board. Cooper’s office hasn’t set a date for the release of his 2017-18 budget, though Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham,…

  • Former SBOE Chairman Leake among new judges named

    Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday named a familiar figure in state politics to an open seat in Judicial District 24: Larry Leake, the former chairman of the State Board of Elections who presided over the hearings that resulted in a $100,000 fine and a criminal referral against former Gov.

  • Sessions’ move may signal end to H.B. 2 lawsuits

    As attorney general, Roy Cooper refused to defend North Carolina in a lawsuit challenging House Bill 2. He used the so-called bathroom law passed by the General Assembly as a rhetorical weapon in his successful campaign against incumbent Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. As governor, Cooper may soon…

  • Judges consider extending order blocking Senate confirmations

    A three-judge panel heard arguments Friday over whether to grant a temporary injunction blocking Senate confirmation of Gov. Roy Cooper’s Cabinet nominees. That same panel — Superior Court Judges Jesse Caldwell III, Todd Burke, and Jeffrey Foster — on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order in…