Roy Cooper http://wunc.org en Attorney General Talks Political Future http://wunc.org/post/attorney-general-talks-political-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/9db5812c-31fa-47cb-a91b-8f39007fdb74/Attorney-General-Roy-Cooper.aspx">Attorney General Roy Cooper</a> finds himself in a unique position. He is the first Democratic Attorney General to serve in an all-GOP government since reconstruction.</p><p>The governor’s mansion and both chambers of the General Assembly are in Republican control. So he finds himself having to defend the legality of laws he disagrees with.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:55:20 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio & frank 25876 at http://wunc.org Attorney General Talks Political Future Duke Energy's Rate Hike Stirs Controversy http://wunc.org/post/duke-energys-rate-hike-stirs-controversy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif"><a href="http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/9db5812c-31fa-47cb-a91b-8f39007fdb74/Attorney-General-Roy-Cooper.aspx">Attorney General Roy Cooper </a>is challenging a rate hike by <a href="http://www.duke-energy.com/">Duke Energy</a>. The North Carolina Utilities Commission approved the increase of 4.5 percent by Duke Energy last week. </font></span></font> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:11:10 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 23557 at http://wunc.org Duke Energy's Rate Hike Stirs Controversy NC Attorney General Will Appeal Duke Energy Rate Hike http://wunc.org/post/nc-attorney-general-will-appeal-duke-energy-rate-hike <p>State Attorney General Roy Cooper says he will appeal <a href="http://www.duke-energy.com/">Duke Energy&#39;s</a> latest rate hike. <a href="http://ncuc.commerce.state.nc.us/cgi-bin/webview/senddoc.pgm?dispfmt=&amp;itype=Q&amp;authorization=&amp;parm2=ZBAAAA76231B&amp;parm3=000141295">The North Carolina Utilities Commission&nbsp; approved a plan this week</a> allowing the nation&#39;s largest utility a to increase consumer rates by 4.5 percent for the first two years and by 5.1 percent in the third year.&nbsp;<br /> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:54:52 +0000 Gurnal Scott 23127 at http://wunc.org NC Attorney General Will Appeal Duke Energy Rate Hike NC Court Of Appeals Rules That Registered Sex Offenders Can Use Social Media http://wunc.org/post/nc-court-appeals-rules-registered-sex-offenders-can-use-social-media <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled that registered sex offenders can use social media websites. The ruling invalidates a portion of&nbsp;a&nbsp;North Carolina law passed in 2008 called the Protect Children From Sexual Predators&nbsp;Act.</span></p><p align="left">Lester Packingham, Jr. brought the case. He's a registered sex offender who lives in Durham. In 2012, Packingham, Jr. was convicted of accessing a commercial social networking site. He had been using Facebook.</p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:46:46 +0000 Sam Sanders 21107 at http://wunc.org NC Court Of Appeals Rules That Registered Sex Offenders Can Use Social Media McCrory On WUNC: ‘Our Right To Vote Deserves Protection’ http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-wunc-our-right-vote-deserves-protection <p>Governor Pat McCrory <a href="http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=HB+589">signed a bill </a>today that requires voters to present a photo ID at the polls, despite opposition from Attorney General Roy Cooper. In addition to requiring a form of photo ID for voters, the bill also shortens early voting by one week. Hours after he signed the bill, the American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of North Carolina and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice <a href="http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/aclu-and-southern-coalition-social-justice-file-challenge-north-carolinas-voter">filed a lawsuit challenging the bill</a>. Mon, 12 Aug 2013 20:08:46 +0000 Laura Candler & Frank Stasio 20644 at http://wunc.org McCrory On WUNC: ‘Our Right To Vote Deserves Protection’ Attorney General Roy Cooper Asks Governor To Veto Voting Bill http://wunc.org/post/attorney-general-roy-cooper-asks-governor-veto-voting-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina's Attorney General, Roy Cooper, is taking a very public stance to urge Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to veto a recently passed elections law bill.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Among other things, the bill would shorten early voting by one week and require residents to show approved photo identification at the polls.</span><br><br>Cooper's campaign has sent out a mass email to ask people to sign an online petition requesting the governor veto <a href="http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=HB+589">House Bill 589</a>. He says if passed, the legislation would cause expensive litigation and potential confusion.<br> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:10:37 +0000 Jessica Jones 20518 at http://wunc.org Attorney General Roy Cooper Asks Governor To Veto Voting Bill In Wake Of Tornado, NC Attorney General Warns Of Donation Scams http://wunc.org/post/wake-tornado-nc-attorney-general-warns-donation-scams <p><a href="http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/103aa175-c7f1-4f7a-a99a-cc83fbde8d81/more.aspx">North Carolina's Attorney General is warning state residents to not be swindled in the wake of the Oklahoma tornado tragedy</a>.&nbsp; Roy Cooper says he understands that there are many North Carolinians who want to help the people of Oklahoma, but he urges people to do their homework because there are scammers who see the Midwestern tragedy as an opportunity to take your money. Tue, 21 May 2013 20:42:27 +0000 Gurnal Scott 15751 at http://wunc.org In Wake Of Tornado, NC Attorney General Warns Of Donation Scams State Senate Budget Plan Ups Medicaid Spending, Moves SBI http://wunc.org/post/state-senate-budget-plan-ups-medicaid-spending-moves-sbi <p>Lawmakers in the State Senate have presented<a href="http://www.ncleg.net/sessions/2013/budget/2013/S402-CSMDxf-9.pdf#storylink=relast"> a $20.6 billion budget proposal</a>. It would spend slightly less than <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/sessions/2013/budget/2013/S402-CSMDxf-9.pdf#storylink=relast">Governor McCrory’s plan</a> and offers no raises for state employees.&nbsp; The plan would also increase state Medicaid spending by about $300 million and make big changes to the State Bureau of Investigation.<br>&nbsp;<br>Republican budget writer Senator Pete Brunstetter told reporters earlier today that he knows this is a tough budget plan. He says its purpose is to make sure the state lives within its means. Mon, 20 May 2013 21:46:57 +0000 Jessica Jones 15684 at http://wunc.org State Senate Budget Plan Ups Medicaid Spending, Moves SBI State Attorney General Disturbed By Increasing Domestic Violence Deaths http://wunc.org/post/state-attorney-general-disturbed-increasing-domestic-violence-deaths <p>State Attorney General Roy Cooper says he's concerned about an increase in domestic violence deaths in North Carolina last year.&nbsp;<br><br>State law requires police agencies to report domestic violence deaths to the SBI.&nbsp; Cooper says the 122 deaths last year are 16 more than in 2011.&nbsp; He called the increase "disturbing" and urged the state to do more to stop these crimes before they happen. Wake County had the highest number of domestic violence deaths at 11, followed by Mecklenburg and Guilford counties with eight and six respectively.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 13406 at http://wunc.org State Attorney General Disturbed By Increasing Domestic Violence Deaths State Officials Question Alabama Bank's Loans http://wunc.org/post/state-officials-question-alabama-banks-loans <p>North Carolina officials are seeking answers from an Alabama-based bank that is offering payday loans in the state. Such short-term, high-interest loans are illegal in North Carolina. But Regions Bank, which has several branches here, is offering the loans online. Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office has written Regions Bank to see if any North Carolina customers have taken out the loans.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2256 at http://wunc.org