Tag:Speaker Tim Moore

  • Cooper signs H.B. 2 ‘reset’ after whirlwind of compromises

    In fewer than 18 hours, the debate over House Bill 2 went from impasse to compromise, with Gov. Roy Cooper signing a measure repealing North Carolina’s infamous “bathroom bill.” “Today, our laws are catching up with our [welcoming] people,” Cooper said at a press conference after signing a revised version…

  • The bumpy road to H.B. 2 repeal

    Here’s a recount of the twists and turns of House Bill 2, the infamous “bathroom bill.” 2016 Feb. 23: The Charlotte City Council passes an ordinance adding gay and transgender people to an existing ordinance prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, ethnicity, and age to…

  • Taylor: Latest H.B. 2 strategies pose risks for Cooper, NCGA leaders

    A compromise vehicle for the controversial “bathroom bill” could exact political consequences on Republican General Assembly leaders and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, one political analyst says. Andy Taylor, a political science professor at N.C. State University, said scuttlebutt suggests House Bill 186…

  • Cooper teacher pay plan gets skeptical reception at NCGA

    RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper on Monday said he has a plan to raise teacher pay, but Republican lawmakers want budget details before they decide whether to get on board. Cooper’s office hasn’t set a date for the release of his 2017-18 budget, though Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham,…

  • 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…

  • Look for more tax reform in 2017

    As legislative Republicans return to Raleigh, additional tax reforms will be on their agenda. The 2017 session opens in earnest Wednesday, and the leaders of the House and Senate have said they want to continue the pace of tax reform, including lowering personal income taxes and spreading the sales tax…

  • 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…