NCDP Clips 7/18

General Assembly News

Consumer finance companies win with big donations to lawmakers
The Mountaineer // Bob Hall // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Through last-minute maneuvering by General Assembly leaders, the consumer loan industry won a prize piece of legislation from state legislators who have benefited handsomely from the industry’s campaign donations that total over $500,000 in the past four years. "

  • Republican Representative Susan Martin and Democratic Senator Don Davis, whose districts include parts of Pitt County where Time Investment is based, received $24,880 and $6,500 respectively. Sen. Davis is the top recipient among all Democrats in the four-year period.
  • More recipients with amounts received: Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown – $10,250; Senate Rules Chair Bill Rabon – $8,000; Senate Deputy President Pro Tem Louis Pate – $7,500; House Rules Chair David Lewis – $9,750; Sen. Chad Barefoot – $9,250; Sen. Tamara Barringer – $10,750; Sen. Brent Jackson – $14,000; Sen. Michael Lee – $8,000; Rep. Jeff Collins – $8,000"

The UNC Board of Governors gets an appropriate warning on politics
N&O // Editorial // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Since the takeover of Republicans in the General Assembly, the UNC Board (Wheelan spoke at its meeting in Asheville) has become deeply politicized and dominated by appointees of that legislature, some of whom are former Republican lawmakers. As a result, the board has been in one political fuss after another. It even fired a respected president, Tom Ross, because he was a Democrat. " Gov. Cooper News
Can Roy Cooper Show Democrats How to Win Again?
Politico // Edward-Isaac Dovere // July 18, 2017
Summary: "His eyes on 2018 state legislature races and potential special elections in between, the North Carolina governor is launching a multimillion-dollar, multiyear effort to knock Republicans out of the state capital. And national Democrats, reeling from losing hundreds of seats in statehouses across the country over the past decade, are hoping other governors pay close attention."​

Cooper vetoes controversial bill that could force community newspapers out of business
Winston-Salem Journal // Richard Craver // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Gov. Roy Cooper issued a veto Monday of a controversial House bill affecting newspaper legal notices in Guilford County and also eliminating a statewide exemption on worker’s compensation for newspaper carriers that has been state law for more than 20 years."

  • "Wade said the veto also is detrimental to taxpayers ‘currently (are) being forced to subsidize newspapers, the citizen who want to access public information for free, and the public school teachers he’s denying raises to.’"

Cooper vetoes ‘legal notices’ bill, says it’s part of a GOP pattern to ‘attack’ critics
Greensboro News & Record // Taft Wireback // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Cooper spoke out forcefully against the measure that would make Guilford County the guinea pig in a test case for letting local governments post such ads on their own websites instead of printing them in privately-owned publications that circulate in their jurisdictions."

  • "Wade issued a statement in response to Cooper’s veto in which she said the bill was an action ‘of eliminating special carve-outs for the newspaper industry.’ Cooper’s veto, she said, ‘makes it clear his number one priority is brown-nosing those who cover him — to the detriment of the newspaper employees (contractor workers) denied workers compensation coverage.’"
  • "The veto ‘makes it clear his number one priority is brown-nosing those who cover him — to the detriment of the newspaper employees being denied worker’s compensation coverage, the taxpayers currently being forced to subsidize newspapers, the citizens who want to access public information for free and the public school teachers he’sdenying raises to,’ Wade said in a prepared statement."

Editorial: Cooper must make safe water top priority
WRAL // Editorial // July 18, 2017

Summary: "Gov. Roy Cooper didn’t inherit a very high standard from former Gov. Pat McCrory when it comes to dealing with citizens about possible threats to their health … While the Cooper administration may have cleared that pathetic standard so far, it recently fell short of what the public deserves when rolling out health and safety standards for private wells near coal ash ponds. " Key Targets News – House

Brenden Jones

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Larry Yarborough

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Mike Clampitt

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John Bradford

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Bill Brawley

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Nelson Dollar

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Chris Malone

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Susan Martin

Consumer finance companies win with big donations to lawmakers
The Mountaineer // Bob Hall // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Through last-minute maneuvering by General Assembly leaders, the consumer loan industry won a prize piece of legislation from state legislators who have benefited handsomely from the industry’s campaign donations that total over $500,000 in the past four years. "

  • Republican Representative Susan Martin and Democratic Senator Don Davis, whose districts include parts of Pitt County where Time Investment is based, received $24,880 and $6,500 respectively. Sen. Davis is the top recipient among all Democrats in the four-year period.
  • More recipients with amounts received: Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown – $10,250; Senate Rules Chair Bill Rabon – $8,000; Senate Deputy President Pro Tem Louis Pate – $7,500; House Rules Chair David Lewis – $9,750; Sen. Chad Barefoot – $9,250; Sen. Tamara Barringer – $10,750; Sen. Brent Jackson – $14,000; Sen. Michael Lee – $8,000; Rep. Jeff Collins – $8,000.

Gregory Murphy

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John Szoka

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Stephen Ross

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Andy Dulin

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John Blust

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Jonathan Jordan

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Michele Presnell

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Beverly Boswell

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John Sauls

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Donny Lambeth

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Linda Hunt Williams

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Scott Stone

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Larry Pittman

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John Faircloth

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Dennis Riddell

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Ted Davis

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John Hardister

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Dana Bumgardner

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Bob Steinburg

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Linda Johnson

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David Lewis

Consumer finance companies win with big donations to lawmakers
The Mountaineer // Bob Hall // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Through last-minute maneuvering by General Assembly leaders, the consumer loan industry won a prize piece of legislation from state legislators who have benefited handsomely from the industry’s campaign donations that total over $500,000 in the past four years. "

  • "Republican Representative Susan Martin and Democratic Senator Don Davis, whose districts include parts of Pitt County where Time Investment is based, received $24,880 and $6,500 respectively. Sen. Davis is the top recipient among all Democrats in the four-year period.
  • More recipients with amounts received: Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown – $10,250; Senate Rules Chair Bill Rabon – $8,000; Senate Deputy President Pro Tem Louis Pate – $7,500; House Rules Chair David Lewis – $9,750; Sen. Chad Barefoot – $9,250; Sen. Tamara Barringer – $10,750; Sen. Brent Jackson – $14,000; Sen. Michael Lee – $8,000; Rep. Jeff Collins – $8,000.

George Cleveland

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Debra Conrad

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Mark Brody

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Michael Speciale

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Donna White

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Holly Grange
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Bert Jones

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Key Target News – Senate

Tamara Barringer

Consumer finance companies win with big donations to lawmakers
The Mountaineer // Bob Hall // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Through last-minute maneuvering by General Assembly leaders, the consumer loan industry won a prize piece of legislation from state legislators who have benefited handsomely from the industry’s campaign donations that total over $500,000 in the past four years. "

  • Republican Representative Susan Martin and Democratic Senator Don Davis, whose districts include parts of Pitt County where Time Investment is based, received $24,880 and $6,500 respectively. Sen. Davis is the top recipient among all Democrats in the four-year period.
  • More recipients with amounts received: Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown – $10,250; Senate Rules Chair Bill Rabon – $8,000; Senate Deputy President Pro Tem Louis Pate – $7,500; House Rules Chair David Lewis – $9,750; Sen. Chad Barefoot – $9,250; Sen. Tamara Barringer – $10,750; Sen. Brent Jackson – $14,000; Sen. Michael Lee – $8,000; Rep. Jeff Collins – $8,000.

John Alexander

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Chad Barefoot

Consumer finance companies win with big donations to lawmakers
The Mountaineer // Bob Hall // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Through last-minute maneuvering by General Assembly leaders, the consumer loan industry won a prize piece of legislation from state legislators who have benefited handsomely from the industry’s campaign donations that total over $500,000 in the past four years. "

  • Republican Representative Susan Martin and Democratic Senator Don Davis, whose districts include parts of Pitt County where Time Investment is based, received $24,880 and $6,500 respectively. Sen. Davis is the top recipient among all Democrats in the four-year period.
  • More recipients with amounts received: Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown – $10,250; Senate Rules Chair Bill Rabon – $8,000; Senate Deputy President Pro Tem Louis Pate – $7,500; House Rules Chair David Lewis – $9,750; Sen. Chad Barefoot – $9,250; Sen. Tamara Barringer – $10,750; Sen. Brent Jackson – $14,000; Sen. Michael Lee – $8,000; Rep. Jeff Collins – $8,000.

Wesley Meredith

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Trudy Wade

Cooper vetoes controversial bill that could force community newspapers out of business
Winston-Salem Journal // Richard Craver // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Gov. Roy Cooper issued a veto Monday of a controversial House bill affecting newspaper legal notices in Guilford County and also eliminating a statewide exemption on worker’s compensation for newspaper carriers that has been state law for more than 20 years."

  • "Wade said the veto also is detrimental to taxpayers ‘currently (are) being forced to subsidize newspapers, the citizen who want to access public information for free, and the public school teachers he’s denying raises to.’"

Senator accuses Cooper of ‘brown nosing’ after veto of newspaper notice bill
WRAL // Travis Fain // July 17, 2017

Summary: "Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that targeted Guilford County newspapers for a loss of government advertising revenue.One small-town newspaper owner had said the change would close his publication."

  • "Wade said in her own statement that Cooper’s "veto of bipartisan legislation eliminating special carve-outs for the newspaper industry makes it clear his number one priority is brown-nosing those who cover him." "
  • Wade said Cooper’s "brown nosing" was "to the detriment of the newspaper employees being denied workers compensation coverage" as well as "the taxpayers currently being forced to subsidize newspapers."

Michael Lee

Consumer finance companies win with big donations to lawmakers
The Mountaineer // Bob Hall // July 17, 2017
Summary: "Through last-minute maneuvering by General Assembly leaders, the consumer loan industry won a prize piece of legislation from state legislators who have benefited handsomely from the industry’s campaign donations that total over $500,000 in the past four years. "

  • Republican Representative Susan Martin and Democratic Senator Don Davis, whose districts include parts of Pitt County where Time Investment is based, received $24,880 and $6,500 respectively. Sen. Davis is the top recipient among all Democrats in the four-year period.
  • More recipients with amounts received: Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown – $10,250; Senate Rules Chair Bill Rabon – $8,000; Senate Deputy President Pro Tem Louis Pate – $7,500; House Rules Chair David Lewis – $9,750; Sen. Chad Barefoot – $9,250; Sen. Tamara Barringer – $10,750; Sen. Brent Jackson – $14,000; Sen. Michael Lee – $8,000; Rep. Jeff Collins – $8,000.

Jeff Tarte

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Danny Britt

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Bill Cook

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Dan Bishop

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Jim Davis

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NCDP News / Mentions

Can Roy Cooper Show Democrats How to Win Again?
Politico // Edward-Isaac Dovere // July 18, 2017
Summary: "His eyes on 2018 state legislature races and potential special elections in between, the North Carolina governor is launching a multimillion-dollar, multiyear effort to knock Republicans out of the state capital. And national Democrats, reeling from losing hundreds of seats in statehouses across the country over the past decade, are hoping other governors pay close attention."​

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