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Governor: Lt. governor's LGBTQ comments don't speak for NC

Oct. 13, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson “does not speak for North Carolina,” a reference to comments that Robinson made about sex education in public schools that critics say plainly disparaged LGBTQ people. ...

Climate change: North Carolina gov signs major energy law

Oct. 13, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina signed a milestone energy bill into law Wednesday that aims to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the state's power plants by 2030, celebrating the legislative accomplishment with Republican lawmakers. ...

Robinson declines again to apologize for anti-LGBTQ remarks

Oct. 12, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson on Tuesday again declined to apologize for remarks he made in June criticizing sexual education in public schools and likening gay and transgender people to “filth.” Robinson held a news...

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson criticized over anti-LGBT views

Oct. 11, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson is facing calls to resign from elected officials and LGBTQ advocacy groups over comments he made criticizing sexual education and likening gay and transgender people to “filth.” “There’s no reason...

NC legislative leaders regroup after Cooper budget offer

Oct. 07, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders will soon draw up another budget offer for Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper after he presented a counterproposal in the state budget talks. House Speaker Tim Moore confirmed on Thursday that Cooper sent a counteroffer to him...

Energy bill deal aims to meet Cooper NC gas reduction goals

Oct. 01, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday agreement on an energy bill that aims to meet Cooper's goals on greenhouse gas reductions and gives dominant utility Duke Energy the ability to seek multiyear rate increases. The...

NC legislators work out state budget; talks with Cooper next

Sep. 29, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up on Wednesday internal negotiations towards fashioning a two-year state budget, Republican lawmakers said. Now heavy lifting begins to see if acceptable changes for all can be made so Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper will sign a...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 29, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept. 25, 2021. Editorial: : NC is dead last for workers As it turns out, the home of Andy Griffith, John Coltrane and the best barbecue in the world is not the kindest place to workers. In fact, North...

Cooper: I'll seek public school spending surge in NC budget

Sep. 28, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Soon entering the critical phase of North Carolina's budget talks, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said Tuesday he would aim to get Republican lawmakers to fund public education improvements a judge says the state must start implementing. Addressing a...

Cooper vetoes GOP bill that sought to weaken AG's powers

Sep. 27, 2021 17:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a measure Monday that would have limited the powers of the person in his former position — attorney general — to enter into future legal settlements. The legislation was passed by Republicans furious with Cooper's...