Pandemic or not, the governor can’t issue orders unilaterally

On St. Patrick’s Day, Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order, and the biggest item in the order was shutting down all bars and sit-down rsestaurants effective 5 p.m. that same day. It limited the sale of food and beverages throughout the state to “carry-out, drive-through, and delivery only.” The order is a profoundly damaging...

Jon Sanders

Treasurer positive for coronavirus as governor holds off on state order to shelter-in-place

As a handful of North Carolina counties order residents to stay home, and State Treasurer Dale Folwell tests positive for coronavirus, Gov. Roy Cooper says he’s prepared for anything. But he’s not issuing a statewide order to shelter in place. Yet.  During a news conference Wednesday, March 25, Cooper updated residents on the coronavirus situation....

Kari Travis

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