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28780
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Roy Cooper officially became Governor-Elect of North Carolina on December 5, 2016. Over the next four years, citizens hope Cooper will take on the General Assembly, stand up for immigrants and refugees, support LGBTQ rights, make North Carolina government transparent, and pursue aggressive environmental policies.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 51, Jan 2017, p10-13, il, por Periodical Website
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38231
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Many small towns in North Carolina are experiencing a crisis towns and cities are invulnerable to. Younger generations are moving out in search of better jobs; companies once occupational mainstays are closing; opportunities for infrastructure improvement and economic recovery are lost. For their citizens, the toll can be seen in skyrocketing rates of poverty, disability, overdose, and addiction. Efforts to combat this crisis include Governor Roy Cooper’s Hometown Strong. This program is designed to rejuvenate downtowns, upskill workers, provide small business loans, and enhance high speed Internet connections.
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38234
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North Carolina led the way in the United States in outlawing the practice of payday lending. However, still in place are socioeconomic conditions that make it a feasible option for some. Because of such factors, the pressure is mounting for its legislative repeal.
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38240
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On the state’s political and economic backburner for many decades was small towns. In response to the ensued crisis was Governor Cooper’s initiative, Hometown Strong. This program, facilitating cooperation between state agencies and local leaders, identifies and implements plans that may address issues such as job skills training, internet access, small business startup, infrastructure, and representation in state government.
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38239
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Governor Roy Cooper’s agenda includes capitalizing on the recent economic upswing that complements what the governor defines as the state’s strengths: absence of unions, low tax rates, focus on education. His cited strengths include greater bipartisan support, helping to partially eradicate HB2, and supporting the increase of teacher salaries and per-pupil spending.