Tag:Gov. Roy Cooper

  • NBA All-Star Championship returning to Charlotte in 2019

    North Carolina professional basketball fans can rejoice: The 68th NBA All-Star Championship will be held Feb. 17, 2019, at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. Charlotte originally was set to host the 2017 All-Star Championship, but the NBA rescinded the award in response to House Bill 2, otherwise known as…

  • Cooper vetoes hog waste bill, citing property rights concerns

    Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday vetoed House Bill 467, a measure limiting damages property owners can receive if they win nuisance lawsuits against nearby hog farms or other agricultural or forestry operations. The bill passed in April. It capped the amount of compensatory damages in those lawsuits at the…

  • Cooper picks insiders for State Board of Education

    RALEIGH —  Gov. Roy Cooper’s first three picks for the State Board of Education are unlikely to shake up the education establishment, a top conservative education analyst says. Newcomers Sandra Byrd and John Buxton are underwhelming picks by Cooper, said Terry Stoops, vice president of research and…

  • Governor appoints eight to State Banking Commission

    Former state senator Don Vaughn of Greensboro and former U.S. ambassador Mark Erwin are among Gov. Roy Cooper’s eight appointees to the State Banking Commission. “North Carolina is a leader in banking, and this Commission provides important expertise and oversight for our state’s banks,” Cooper said…

  • No representation without affiliation

    Concerns about a lack of unaffiliated voters on the new State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement ignores the fact that there is no Unaffiliated Party in North Carolina, and unaffiliateds aren't represented on election boards now.

  • Cooper signs H.B. 2 ‘reset’ after whirlwind of compromises

    In fewer than 18 hours, the debate over House Bill 2 went from impasse to compromise, with Gov. Roy Cooper signing a measure repealing North Carolina’s infamous “bathroom bill.” “Today, our laws are catching up with our [welcoming] people,” Cooper said at a press conference after signing a revised version…

  • 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…