Archives: June 2020

Lt. Governor Forest’s Statement on Filing Suit Against Gov. Roy Cooper’s Continued Unlawful Executive Orders

On Monday, Lt. Governor Dan Forest held a press conference to announce that he is filing a lawsuit challenging Gov. Roy Cooper’s legal authority to issue executive orders shutting down the economy without concurrence from the Council of State. Watch: “This week, in my capacity as Lieutenant Governor and a member of the Council of State, I am filing a

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North Carolina’s delay in testing nursing home residents for COVID ‘unconscionable’

From The News and Observer: “Vice President Mike Pence told governors on May 11 that all nursing home residents and staff should be tested for the coronavirus in the following two weeks. In North Carolina, more than six weeks later, that still hasn’t happened. And state officials haven’t said how or when it will. The delay is ‘unconscionable,’ said Charlene

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Lt. Governor Forest Plans Legal Action Against Cooper Administration to Uphold the Rule of Law

Lt. Governor Dan Forest released the following statement on Thursday: “Today, I notified Governor Cooper that, as a member of the Council of State, I will be suing his administration for violating the Emergency Management Act. The Governor has repeatedly ignored the law, enacting mandates that selectively target the businesses and citizens of North Carolina without concurrence from a majority

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Coronavirus Shutdown Is Hitting Black Business Owners Hardest

From The New York Times: “More than 40 percent of black business owners reported they weren’t working in April, when businesses were feeling the worst of the pandemic’s economic consequences. Only 17 percent of white small business owners said the same, according to an analysis of government data by Robert Fairlie of the University of California, Santa Cruz. … Some

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