Press Releases

Cooper Joins Governors to Oppose Legislation Demanding Ransom In Order To Be Exempt From Offshore Drilling

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018 10:27 AM

Governor Cooper today joined a coalition of Atlantic Coast governors from Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Virginia to urge Congress to oppose the Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act. In a joint letter, the governors called on congressional leaders to reject the proposal to charge the taxpayers of states opposed to offshore drilling if they want to secure an exemption. Read the letter here


Cooper Office Statement on the GOP Budget

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 12:15 PM

Today, Ford Porter, spokesman for Governor Roy Cooper, shared the following comment after the legislature voted to override the Governor’s veto and pass a special interest budget that prohibited public input and amendment from other representatives.


Governor Cooper Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018 10:29 AM

Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper announced he will be making 32 executive nominations and appointments to 14 different boards, councils, and commissions including the North Carolina Board of Transportation, the NCWorks Commission and the Environmental Management Commission.

Teams Assessing Damage in Western North Carolina

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018 11:39 AM

State and federal emergency management experts are in western North Carolina to begin surveying destruction caused by last week’s torrential rains and mudslides to determine what help individuals a

Cooper Office Comments on Budget

Friday, Jun 1, 2018 11:27 AM

Today, Ford Porter, spokesman for Governor Roy Cooper, shared the following comment after the legislature passed a budget without any amendments being allowed from members.

Governor Cooper to Visit Affected Western Counties Today

Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:23 PM

While rains from Alberto are tapering off across western North Carolina, emergency officials are keeping a close watch on river and lake levels as the threat of flooding, landslides and mudslides remains significant.  Initial reports indicate a landslide yesterday evening near Boone may have claimed two lives.  Rescue teams recovered two bodies from the collapsed home where a gas leak also occurred.

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