Tag:House Speaker Tim Moore

  • Beer money and changing markets

    News that beer distributors through political action committees poured nearly $100,000 toward defeating a bill to lift a production cap on North Carolina brewers should surprise no one. Tuesday, The Charlotte Observer, citing campaign finance reports, said from January through June the distributors gave Senate Republican…

  • DHHS Medicaid proposal goes to skeptical legislature

    The state Department of Health and Human Services proposes to expand Medicaid and restructure the state’s controversial mental health provider networks, Secretary Mandy Cohen said Tuesday. Cohen spent several months on a “listening tour” getting information from medical providers, patients, and other members of the public.

  • With House vote to override veto, state budget becomes law

    Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, gave an impassioned defense of the $23 billion bipartisan General Fund budget compromise Wednesday morning, and the House quickly followed his motion to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the spending plan in a 76-43 vote. It was an anticipated defeat for…

  • McCrory sounds like he’s ready for a rematch with Cooper

    Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory says Roy Cooper, his Democratic successor, is repaying his trial lawyer campaign contributors by hiring them for expensive, politically motivated lawsuits against the GOP-led General Assembly. In a wide-ranging interview with Carolina Journal, McCrory also accused Cooper of massive firings of people hired during McCrory’s…

  • 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…