Tag:Phil Berger

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • Legislative leaders tout half-billion-dollar state surplus

    North Carolina should end the budget year more than a half-billion dollars above revenue projections, and House and Senate Republican leadership swiftly credited their tax-cutting, and regulatory-relief policies for the positive budget news. The General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division and the Office of State Budget and Management released…

  • Hall a no-show as battle over Senate confirmations continues

    An empty chair was pulled up to a scuffed table, upon which rested a tablet, a pencil, and a name card for “Larry Hall.” A room full of senators, media, and visitors encircled the table to await Hall’s arrival Wednesday as the first of Gov. Roy Cooper’s cabinet appointees to…

  • UPDATE: Cooper asks court to halt confirmation

    UPDATE, Tuesday 7 a.m. Gov. Cooper filed a request in Superior Court for a temporary restraining order to halt the confirmation of his Cabinet appointees until the litigation is complete. WRAL reports a hearing on that request could take place today. Democratic Gov.