Firing of NC Board of Elections head puts Democrats in control

Firing of NC Board of Elections head puts Democrats in control

by WorldTribune Staff, May 14, 2019 The politically unaffiliated director of the North Carolina Board of Elections has been removed and replaced by a partisan Democrat, state Republican lawmakers say. Kim Strach, who has led the elections board since 2013, will be replaced by Karen Brinson Bell. Brinson Bell currently works for the Ranked Choice […]

NC Democrat governor vetoes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

NC Democrat governor vetoes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

by WorldTribune Staff, April 18, 2019 North Carolina’s Democratic governor has vetoed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature which would have required doctors to provide the same medical care to a baby that survives an abortion as they give to any other newborn. The “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors’ Protection Act”, Senate Bill 359, was vetoed […]

NC governor vetoes voter ID law; GOP vows to override before year’s end

NC governor vetoes voter ID law; GOP vows to override before year’s end

by WorldTribune Staff, December 18, 2018 North Carolina Republicans have vowed to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of a state voter ID bill before the current legislative sessions ends and they lose their super-majority. A referendum calling for the state’s constitution to add an amendment requiring in-person voter photo ID was approved last month with […]

NC’s GOP-dominated legislature forbids budget dissent from Democrats, including governor

NC’s GOP-dominated legislature forbids budget dissent from Democrats, including governor

by WorldTribune Staff, May 30, 2018 Republicans are using their veto-proof majority in North Carolina in a first to push through a budget while refusing amendments from Democrats, a report said. NC Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and NC House Speaker Tim Moore have said they plan to hold a vote on the $23 […]

Is Apple planning major hub in NC? Gay lobby doesn’t know whether to whine or cheer

Is Apple planning major hub in NC? Gay lobby doesn’t know whether to whine or cheer

by WorldTribune Staff, May 20, 2018 LGBTQ advocates are reportedly on the fence over whether Apple should build a corporate hub in North Carolina. Apple is said to be close to deciding on the project, to be built in the Raleigh-Durham area, which could create up to 10,000 jobs, a North Carolina economic development official […]

In gun-friendly NC, minority Democrats press new laws and AR-15 classes are suspended

In gun-friendly NC, minority Democrats press new laws and AR-15 classes are suspended

by WorldTribune Staff, March 20, 2018 Wake County in North Carolina has stopped offering a publicly-funded class at a local law enforcement training center in which participants could shoot an AR-15, a local news report said. Meanwhile, Democrats in the North Carolina legislature proposed new gun laws during a press conference on March 19, the […]

Former GOP governor of NC calls for investigation of his successor

Former GOP governor of NC calls for investigation of his successor

 uby WorldTribune Staff, February 16, 2018 Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is calling for an investigation into what he referred to as a $58 million “slush fund” set up by current Gov. Roy Cooper linked to permitting for the advancement of a natural gas pipeline. “The people of North Carolina will not stand for […]

Conflict? NC Senate shifts governor’s pipeline ‘slush fund’ to local school districts

Conflict? NC Senate shifts governor’s pipeline ‘slush fund’ to local school districts

by WorldTribune Staff, February 12, 2018 The North Carolina Senate on Feb. 9 passed legislation that will redirect what was being called a $58 million “slush fund” of Gov. Roy Cooper to local school districts. The fund was linked to permitting for the advancement of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline that will […]

NC governor urges business leaders to block scheduled tax cuts

NC governor urges business leaders to block scheduled tax cuts

by WorldTribune Staff, February 7, 2018 The North Carolina business community should use its “political capital” to urge the state’s Republican-controlled legislature to halt new tax cuts that are scheduled to take effect next year, Gov. Roy Cooper said on Feb. 5. Cooper, a Democrat, made the comment at the Emerging Issues Forum in Raleigh […]

North Carolina governor grants state’s highest honor to Loretta Lynch despite controversies

North Carolina governor grants state’s highest honor to Loretta Lynch despite controversies

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to award former Attorney General Loretta Lynch with the state’s highest civilian honor for public service is “an insult to the people of our state,” the executive director of the NC Values Coalition said. The awards are administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and […]

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