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Jul 14, 2016

Cooper economic plan covers Medicaid expansion, HB 2 repeal

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial nominee Roy Cooper unveiled his economic plan Wednesday, promising that if elected he’ll work to expand Medicaid and broadband access, cut taxes for the middle class, pass a transportation bond and repeal the law on discrimination known as House Bill 2. The sitting attorney general, who released his proposal […]

Jul 12, 2016

North Carolina AG says body camera law needs fixing

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s chief law enforcement officer and Democratic challenger for governor, Roy Cooper, says the state’s new law excluding police camera recordings from the public record goes too far in withholding information from the public. The law allows a person shown in a video to ask police to see it but […]

Jun 28, 2016

McCrory, Cooper square off in N.C. Bar Association debate

Gov. Pat McCrory faced sharp criticism from state Attorney General Roy Cooper on taxes, education and McCrory’s support of HB2, during a wide-ranging debate hosted by the North Carolina Bar Association in Charlotte last week. Cooper, a Democrat who hopes to unseat McCrory in November, said North Carolina has suffered from a “lack of leadership” […]

Jun 22, 2016

McCrory, Cooper exchange jabs over number of debate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper are preparing for their first debate this week, and they’re already throwing jabs about how many more they’ll have before November. McCrory’s campaign said Tuesday the Republican incumbent wants to debate seven times, beginning with Friday’s forum in Charlotte at the […]

May 19, 2016

State Republicans press Cooper on Obama bathroom directive

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state Republican Party is pressing Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper to say what he thinks about a federal directive to let transgender students use their preferred restroom in public schools. At a news conference Wednesday, GOP Chairman Robin Hayes called on Cooper to voice an opinion. He said it’s the […]

Apr 6, 2016

NC State Bar wants judge to dismiss suit over AG misconduct complaint

Should the North Carolina State Bar treat a lawyer who lied about completing his continuing legal education requirements differently than an attorney accused of knowingly signing off on a false political ad? Prominent Raleigh lawyer Gene Boyce, a former state bar councilor, doesn’t think so. He says the state bar set a precedent when it […]

Mar 29, 2016

North Carolina AG won’t defend transgender law in court

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s new law limiting LGBT protections is a “national embarrassment,” and the state’s lawyers won’t defend it against a federal challenge from gay rights advocates, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. The law Republican Gov. Pat McCrory signed last week requires people to use multi-stall bathrooms that match their birth [&[...]

Mar 7, 2016

McCrory, Cooper face undaunted governor primary challengers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A default expectation for North Carolina’s fall elections is that Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper will clash in a bruising gubernatorial race. First, these politicians must win their respective March 15 primaries. While Cooper and McCrory have large advantages in fundraising and name recognition over primary […]

Feb 10, 2016

Democratic rival brings ‘chickens’ outside Cooper’s office

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Democratic candidate for North Carolina governor accusing primary rival Attorney General Roy Cooper of failing to debate him has taken that criticism up a notch outside Cooper’s office. Ken Spaulding’s campaign was behind bringing two people dressed in chicken costumes and holding placards in front of the state Department of […]

Jan 13, 2016

Lawyer wants Bar to act against Cooper over 2000 election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh lawyer said his lawsuit attacking Attorney General Roy Cooper is the final phase of a controversy dating back to Cooper’s first campaign for the job 15 years ago. The complaint filed last week by Gene Boyce in Wake County Superior Court said the North Carolina State Bar has not […]

Dec 10, 2015

Cooper gets teachers’ group backing; McCrory gets challenger

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory landed a Republican primary challenge Wednesday from a former state lawmaker persuaded to get in the race as vocal opposition to toll lanes on Interstate 77 north of Charlotte increased. Robert Brawley of Mooresville filed his candidacy papers at the State Board of Elections on the same […]

Nov 24, 2015

Republicans at General Assembly set aside $8M for litigation

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Faced with new and protracted lawsuits and keeping reservations about the Democratic attorney general, North Carolina Republican legislators have set aside $8 million to keep defending laws they’ve passed. The GOP-led General Assembly passed a budget this fall giving it $4 million a year through mid-2017 to “pay for current and […]

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