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Gov & AG Move to End Voter ID Appeal
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Gov & AG Move to End Voter ID Appeal

Many people have been wondering when, or if, this was going to happen.  I guess they got their answer Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein have taken steps to withdraw North Carolina’s appeal of a controversial voting rights lawsuit, essentially ending the state’s defense of its voter ID law and related election laws...

Gottfried Fired
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Gottfried Fired

Looks like the rumor mill was right, Mark Gottfried is out at NC State, North Carolina State head men’s basketball coach Mark Gottfried will not return next season, WRAL confirmed Thursday. Gottfried, who owns a 122-82 record in five-plus seasons with the Wolfpack and 47-55 in ACC play, will finish the season with the team...

Good Behavior Gets $9 million
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Good Behavior Gets $9 million

Despite some negative press in the southeastern North Carolina region about the current film grant program.  It appears that we have some takers, The second season of TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’ is eligible to receive a grant amount of $9 million when it returns to shoot in the Wilmington area. The North Carolina Commerce Secretary and...

Lt Governor Dan Forest Not Sure There is a Compromise on HB2
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Lt Governor Dan Forest Not Sure There is a Compromise on HB2

Yesterday Governor Roy Cooper released his so-called compromise HB2 plan that has now been panned by both sides of the isle.  Democrats don’t think it goes far enough and some Republicans, like Lt Governor Dan Forest, believe the compromise was HB2. This morning I had the pleasure of speaking with Lt Governer Dan Forest about...

Court Rules Against Cooper
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Court Rules Against Cooper

Another day another court ruling in North Carolina. Last week the appellate court overruled the superior court which then got overridden by the Supreme Court yesterday with regards to the combination of the ethics and elections board.  Today we have another Appellate court ruling this time on the law dealing with the confirmation of Governor...

Cooper Roles Out HB2 Repeal Plan
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Cooper Roles Out HB2 Repeal Plan

Either I’m developing a sixth sense or Governor Roy Cooper is just getting that predictable.  I’m gonna go with the latter.  I spent a good part of my show this morning discussing Cooper’s silence on the latest repeal bill from the democrats.  The Democrats are not only calling for a repeal of HB2 they are now...

Salary Bump for Cooper’s Cronies
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Salary Bump for Cooper’s Cronies

In what should be a surprise to absolutely no one, Governor Roy Ray Cooper has decided to give his staff a pay raise from the previous administration… Two key leaders in Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration will earn substantially higher salaries than their predecessors, according to salary records released this week. Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon will...

GOP Continues to Make it Rain
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GOP Continues to Make it Rain

Not surprisingly the budget surplus for this fiscal year has once again been upgraded… North Carolina will end its current fiscal year $552 million ahead of where state budget writers projected the state would be last summer, according to a consensus revenue forecast produced by legislative fiscal researchers and the governor’s Office of State Budget and...

Stein Already Embarrassing North Carolina
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Stein Already Embarrassing North Carolina

It didn’t take long for Josh Stein to embarrass the state he calls home. Just over a month after being sworn in as Attorney General Stein has decided to join 16 other states in opposition to Trump’s travel ban.  Stein, being the non-thinking loyal Democrat he is, decided to interpret Trump’s latest EO as a...

Confirmation or Nah?
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Confirmation or Nah?

***Update 7:30 pm The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting that Governor Roy Cooper’s attorneys are filing a temporary block on the confirmation law Cooper’s office says attorneys filed a motion in Wake County court late Monday asking for the temporary block. Cooper’s lawyers argue the confirmation mandate approved by Republican lawmakers just before Cooper took office...