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Senate passes bill to open personnel records

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RALEIGH — A bill to provide more transparency to the public regarding performance and disciplinary records of government employees moved one step closer to becoming law Monday evening as House Bill 64, Government Transparency Act of 2021, passed its third reading in the N.C. Senate.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | 2021 Legislative session | Senate Bill 355 | government transparency | Government Transparency Act of 2021

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Cooper announces recommendation for spending Rescue Plan money

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Gov. Roy Cooper announced his recommendations Wedndesday for how North Carolina should spend $5.7 billion in  American Rescue Plan funding.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | broadband | Edneyville sewer

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Cooper outlines plans for spending federal Covid relief money

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Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday outlined a plan for allocating federal Covid-19 relief funds for immediate needs and investing state resources to help North Carolina communities build back as the state turns the corner on the pandemic, including $2 billion to help schools reopen, $700 million for more vaccines and Covid testing, $546 million for rental assistance and $323 million for roads and airports.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | coronavirus economy | coronavirus Cooper

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Cooper, Robinson paint contrasting portraits of North Carolina

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RALEIGH — As Gov. Roy Cooper enters his second term as governor, he sees North Carolina dragged down not just by the COVID pandemic, but by racism, unaffordable health care and unequal opportunity.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | Mark Robinson | Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson

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NC POLITICS: Five big questions for 2021

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RALEIGH — After getting many political predictions wrong in 2016, including but not limited to the results of the presidential election, I threw my long-cherished crystal ball out and started building a new one.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | 2020 elections | 2022 elections | 2022 US Senate election

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Gov. Cooper: 'Dig deep and don’t let weariness win'

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When I announced North Carolina had its first known Covid case on March 3rd, most of us didn’t expect to be living like this in December. Instead of preparing for beloved holiday traditions, we’re making virtual gathering plans and mourning the loss of more than 290,000 Americans from Covid-19.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | covid-19 Cooper

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Cooper appoints Eddleman to BRCC board

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Dr. Clay Eddleman was recently appointed as a trustee at Blue Ridge Community College by Gov. Roy Cooper.   Read Story »

Tags: BRCC | Gov. Roy Cooper

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GOP budget is at odds with Cooper's

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RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers presented a $1 billion Covid-19 relief package on Tuesday that sets the stage for a showdown with Gov. Roy Cooper.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | covid-19 Cooper

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Cooper rejects treasurer's appeal for in-person meetings

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RALEIGH — Tensions between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and some Republican members of the Council of State surfaced again on Tuesday, this time over virtual meetings.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | covid-19 Cooper

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Governor extends stay-home order through May 8

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Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday extended the statewide stay-at-home order through May 8 and announced a roadmap for easing restrictions and reopening the state's economy.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | coronavirus government

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Cooper outlines conditions needed for easing lockdown

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper wants people to think about reopening the economy as a light dimmer, not an on/off switch.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | coronavirus government | COVID-19

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Cooper visits Innovative High School to announce job readiness grant

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Gov. Roy Cooper used an appearance at Henderson County's Innovative High School to announce an $825,000 grant to help high school students prepare for college and careers.   Read Story »

Tags: Gov. Roy Cooper | Innovative High School

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Here's Rep. McGrady's 2,113-word explanation of the veto override episode

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While admitting to feeling "very conflicted" about the House's successful override of Gov. Roy Cooper's budget veto on Wednesday, state Rep. Chuck McGrady lays out a 2,000-word account of what happened and concludes that no House rules were broken.   Read Story »

Tags: Chuck McGrady | Gov. Roy Cooper | 2020 elections | 2020 gubernatorial election | partisanship

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Cooper to visit Asheville to honor craft beer

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Gov. Roy Cooper will visit Highland Brewing Co. in Asheville on Thursday to proclaim April as NC Beer Month, marking the 7th anniversary of the N.C. Beer Month celebration.   Read Story »

Tags: craft beer industry | Gov. Roy Cooper