North Carolina governor insists incentives aren’t ‘corporate giveaways’

North Carolina governor insists incentives aren’t ‘corporate giveaways’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 31, 2017 The North Carolina Democratic Party is touting Gov. Roy Cooper as “the jobs governor” for offering incentives to corporations in exchange for a promise of jobs. Republicans say the jobs created in recent years in North Carolina are a result of changes they have made to the tax code […]

North Carolina Democrats look to redistricting to change the political dynamics in Raleigh

North Carolina Democrats look to redistricting to change the political dynamics in Raleigh

by WorldTribune Staff, July 27, 2017 Pained to see Republicans routinely overriding Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes, Democrats in North Carolina are hoping redrawn districts will enable them to knock down the GOP’s super-majority. A federal court ruled that 28 North Carolina House and Senate districts are illegally race-based. That ruling was upheld earlier this year […]

After all the hype, North Carolina Democrats refused to repeal HB2

After all the hype, North Carolina Democrats refused to repeal HB2

by WorldTribune Staff, January 1, 2017 House Bill 2 turned out to be “too powerful a political issue and too lucrative a fundraising tool” for North Carolina Democrats who ultimately refused to repeal the “bathroom bill” they claimed to despise, according to the state senate’s leader. All of North Carolina’s Democratic state senators voted against […]

Most North Carolinians enjoy holidays as political stormwinds swirl in Raleigh

Most North Carolinians enjoy holidays as political stormwinds swirl in Raleigh

by WorldTribune Staff, December 27, 2016 As most North Carolinians enjoyed the end of campaign attack ads and basked in above-average temperatures on Christmas Day, a political storm continued to churn in Raleigh. Democratic Gov.-elect Roy Cooper, before even taking office, has been swept up in crosswinds along with the veto-proof Republican majority in the […]

Bid to repeal North Carolina’s HB2 ‘bathroom bill’ fails

Bid to repeal North Carolina’s HB2 ‘bathroom bill’ fails

by WorldTribune Staff, December 22, 2016 Legislation to repeal the HB2 “bathroom bill” was voted down by the North Carolina Senate on Dec. 21. The Senate voted 32-16 against the repeal effort and then voted by the same margin to adjourn, ending the special session called by outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory two days after the Charlotte […]

Politics as unusual: Ordinance that prompted NC’s HB2 is revoked following GOP governor’s defeat

Politics as unusual: Ordinance that prompted NC’s HB2 is revoked following GOP governor’s defeat

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2016 The city ordinance that led to North Carolina’s HB2 “bathroom bill” was repealed by the Charlotte City Council on Dec. 19. The move is contingent on the North Carolina General Assembly repealing House Bill 2 by Dec. 31. The ordinance was pushed through the council in early 2016, just […]

How did N.C.’s GOP governor lose despite clear Trump victory in his state?

How did N.C.’s GOP governor lose despite clear Trump victory in his state?

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2016 North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory nearly rode Donald Trump’s coattails to the finish line, but a torrent of outside money and the radical Left’s ability to push major sports organizations, businesses, and celebrities to boycott the state over HB2 ultimately brought him down, constitutional groups say. “McCrory came very […]

Recount drama in Durham, NC focuses on 94,000 votes that suddenly appeared late on election night

Recount drama in Durham, NC focuses on 94,000 votes that suddenly appeared late on election night

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2016 The North Carolina State Board of Elections on Nov. 30 voted to conduct a partial recount of votes in Durham County, including the precinct where 94,000 ballots mysteriously turned up just before midnight on election night. The 3-2 vote by the State Board overturns Durham County’s earlier decision rejecting […]

Law firm hired by NC Board of Elections has ties to Democratic candidate

Law firm hired by NC Board of Elections has ties to Democratic candidate

by WorldTribune Staff, November 30, 2016 The law firm hired to defend the North Carolina Board of Elections in the current gubernatorial recount has solid ties to Democratic candidate Roy Cooper, a report said. Cooper earlier this month had announced that two members of the Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard law firm would be […]

North Carolina governor officially files for recount

North Carolina governor officially files for recount

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 Citing “serious concerns” of widespread voter fraud, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said he has officially filed for a recount in his bid for re-election against Democratic candidate Roy Cooper. “As the second-place finisher in the preliminary results of that election, I note that the difference in the announced […]