Tag:Sen. Phil Berger

  • Feds join Berger, Moore in asking for halt in Medicaid lawsuit

    The Cooper administration may have lost a key ally in its attempt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act: the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Cabinet agency that controls Medicaid. HHS officials joined Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, in a…

  • Berger likes using social media to chat, share

    RALEIGH — Senate leader Phil Berger, who used a Facebook post to respond to Gov. Roy Cooper a day earlier, said Thursday politicians communicating through social media makes a lot of sense. “I think we’ve seen an evolution over the past several years in how public officials…

  • Court order could end Cooper’s Medicaid expansion plan

    Gov. Roy Cooper’s attempt to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act before President Obama leaves office may have run aground as the result of an order issued Saturday night by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge Louise Flanagan issued a 14-day restraining order barring federal officials from approving…

  • NCGA leaders suing to block Cooper’s Medicaid expansion

    Just a week after submitting a letter to the federal government to reject Gov. Roy Cooper’s proposal to expand North Carolina’s Medicaid program, Republican leaders in the General Assembly announced late Friday they would file a federal lawsuit to block the move. Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House…

  • General Assembly leaders want Amazon Wind Farm shut down

    North Carolina’s legislative leaders want the incoming Trump administration to consider shutting down the $400 million, 104-turbine Amazon Wind Farm project under construction near Elizabeth City because, they say, the massive turbines would interfere with a nearby radar facility run by the military. The request came in a letter…

  • Senators of both parties back Cabinet confirmations

    Senators from both parties Wednesday cited the state Constitution and precedent in defending a law passed in December reducing the governor’s number of political appointees and requiring confirmation of his Cabinet members. Gov. Roy Cooper added challenges to those provisions to an existing lawsuit he filed against another bill…