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COOPER SELLS OUT AGRICULTURE FOR LAWYERS

When Mountaire Farms, one of the big poultry producers, announced 65 new jobs, Governor Cooper sang their praise and the importance of agriculture. “These new, good-paying jobs mean better opportunities for hard-working people and their communities in Scotland County,” Cooper said. “Agriculture has a long and proud history in North Carolina and Mountaire Farms’ new […]

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CHOICES AND COOPERATION

In his budget and State of the State address, Governor Cooper dumped a grab bag full of spending notions on the table while avoiding choices. Example: The Governor wants double-digit raises for teachers who already average about $50,000 a year. Equal raises for good teachers and bad teachers. Nothing about rewarding our best with bigger […]

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WILL COOPER CHOOSE PEOPLE OR THE WATERDOGS?

Roy Cooper will soon face a choice between the thousands of jobs the Atlantic Coast Natural Gas Pipeline will produce for North Carolina families… and the waterdogs. The Neuse River Waterdog doesn’t wag its tail, beg or bark. Maybe it hisses. It’s a salamander. Here it is. And because the waterdog is so precious, so […]

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DOES EDF AGREE WITH PUTIN?

While the media isn’t ballyhooing it, the Intelligence Report on Russian hacking says Russian propaganda promotes anti-fracking hysteria to damage American energy producers to squelch their competition against Russia. The report said ”“RT runs anti-fracking programming, highlighting environmental issues and the impacts on public health,” the report noted, referring to hydraulic fracturing, an innovative oil […]

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IS COOPER VETTING HIS CABINET PICKS?

Conservative reformers are uncovering more and more reasons to be concerned about Governor Cooper’s pick to lead the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. From the Civitas Institute’s Francis De Luca: Has Roy Cooper nominated a telephone scammer? Governor Roy Cooper’s nomination of Michael Regan to be the Secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality is troubling in light of […]

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