Tag:Pat McCrory

  • Agency mergers can bring benefits

    The past six years have brought significant change in North Carolina government and policy. Conservatives tend to like the budget restraint, tax cuts, school choice initiatives, and other reforms that the Republican-led legislature and former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory enacted. Progressives tend to dislike them. When it comes to the…

  • Cooper is in weaker position

    Phil Berger said he wasn’t against working with Cooper and Democrats. But he rejected Roy Cooper's notion that the 1990s were the good old days to which North Carolina should retreat as quickly as possible.

  • Spotlight turns to state courts

    Chief Justice Mark Martin's judicial-reform commission will offer legislative leaders and the new Cooper administration an opportunity to work together on important issues of mutual interest.

  • Fate of House Bill 17 may not be decided until 2017

    Gov. Pat McCrory has nearly 30 days to decide what to do with House Bill 17, which would remove some appointment powers from Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper. McCrory’s term expires Dec. 31, as do the terms of some members of the General Assembly. But the governor has several options. When…

  • Cooper faces a pivotal choice

    Progressives want to see Roy Cooper wage years of unremitting ideological warfare. They want protests, lawsuits, and personal attacks on GOP politicians and conservative leaders.