Stories tagged: "Gov. Roy Cooper"


North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, left, speaks while Senate Leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, listens during a post-election news conference at the Legislative Building in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Nov. 9. 2022. Republicans made seat gains in both the House and Senate on Election Day, with Senate Republicans now holding a veto-proof majority. But Moore said House Republicans fell one seat short of a similar veto-proof threshold (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson)
‘Deception, Surprise and Trickery’: NC House Republicans Change Rules to Make it Easier to Bypass Gov. Cooper’s Veto Pen

Republicans pushed through temporary rules that omit a longstanding requirement that House leaders give at least two days' notice before holding a vote to override the governor's veto of a bill. The change, which likely will be debated when permanent rules surface, could allow Republicans to complete an override simply because one Democrat leaves to take a phone call.

Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call
Abortion Rights, Medicaid Expansion, and School Funding: What North Carolina’s 2023 Legislative Session Means for You

North Carolina's Republican-led legislature could expand Medicaid to cover 600,000 more residents this year, but they could also try to ban abortion in the state, robbing their constituents of their reproductive freedom.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper speaks at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, April 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Op-Ed: Sustainable Electricity We Can Rely On

In an op-ed, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper highlights the importance of building up the state's sustainable electricity infrastructure.

In this file photo, HB2 protestors gather across the street from the North Carolina state legislative building in 2016 because of the mega-controversial HB2. The bill cost the state billions in economic activity and made it the center of controversy. This year's state legislative session has the potential to be as controversial.  (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)
This Is Going to Be a Very Bad Year at the North Carolina State Legislature

North Carolina’s GOP lawmakers are not moving in mysterious ways this time. At the first opportunity, they will pounce on reproductive freedom and LGBTQ+ rights.

Workers set up an automated display warning drivers on NC211 of the power outage in the area and how to approach the upcoming intersections in Southern Pines, N.C., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Restoring Power After Moore County Shootings Could Take Until Thursday

As Moore County reels from the weekend attacks, Gov. Roy Cooper called for a thorough assessment of the state's critical infrastructure Tuesday morning.

The gate to the Duke Energy West End substation in Moore County, N.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. Tens of thousands were without power in the county after what authorities say was an act of criminal vandalism at multiple substations. The Pilot newspaper in Southern Pines reported that infrastructure at the West End substation was damaged. (John Nagy/The Pilot via AP)
‘A Serious, Intentional Crime’: Shootings at Moore County Power Stations Leave 36,000 In the Dark and the Cold

Law enforcement says they have found no connection to anti-LGBTQ protests outside of a local drag show.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens during a news conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Here’s How Republicans’ Nationwide Abortion Ban Would Affect North Carolina 

Five North Carolina reps, including U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd, cosponsored national abortion ban legislation.