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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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NORTH CAROLINA FOLLOWING GROWTH STRATEGIES

Scott Minard of Guggenheim Partners is a respected Wall Street voice. He recently wrote about the key points of increasing economic growth. Minard discusses sensible land use to help create millions of energy related jobs. North Carolina reformers have already passed careful energy development rules. He says “Governments at all levels should incentivize private sector […]

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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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COOPER’S DISINGENUOUS TAX ON HOSPITAL PATIENTS

In Roy Cooper’s patently illegal plan to expand Medicaid, nothing is more disingenuous than Cooper’s claim that hospitals, not taxpayers, will pay for it. Let’s just ignore the fact that state law prohibits any state agency from expanding Medicaid under ObamaCare. With a rubber stamp State Supreme Court behind him, Cooper obviously doesn’t have to […]

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COOPER’S COMING WAR ON FARMERS, LANDOWNERS?

Judging from Governor Cooper’s pick of Michael Regan to run the Department of Environmental Quality, farmers and timber growing landowners better hold on to their wallets because massive new regulations may be close at hand. Regan, a former honcho at the Environmental Defense Fund, has a record of advocating more regulations on farmers and North […]

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KING COOPER’S MEDICAID DECREE?

Barack Obama tried to be a one-man ruler by executive order (a precedent liberals are suddenly concerned might come back to bite them.) Now with a rubber stamp Supreme Court, we hear Governor Cooper is planning Medicaid expansion by executive order. That would be illegal, since the legislature appropriates money and nothing is appropriated for […]

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