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  • Is pipeline deal OK because Cooper says so?

    Editor’s note: Please see updated material at the end of this story. Is a financial agreement between the governor of North Carolina and a private party legal just because the governor says so? That’s the gist of the memorandum of understanding hammered out between Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration and the…

  • Cooper, NCGA will butt heads over Opportunity Scholarships

    Gov. Roy Cooper says he wants to defund North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program against the will of North Carolina’s conservative legislative majority. “Obviously there will be no voucher funding in any budget that I propose with the General Assembly,” Cooper told The Associated Press before his…

  • Opportunity Scholarships Get Boost In Senate Budget

    North Carolina’s still-young Opportunity Scholarship Program would get a major boost if a provision in the proposed Senate budget becomes law. The Opportunity Scholarship Program, enacted in 2013, provides a child from a low-income family a tax-funded voucher of up to $4,200 per school year to use toward private-school tuition.