N.C. Gov-Elect Threatens Lawsuit as GOP Lawmakers Move to Gut Executive Powers

Birth Carolina’s ‘ram session’ … unprecedented! Shows the true face of the GOP ….

The Fifth Column



North Carolina Gov.-elect Roy Cooper, a Democrat, has threatened to sue the state’s Republican-controlled legislature as lawmakers are pressing ahead with plans to strip the incoming governor of certain executive powers less than three weeks before his inauguration.

GOP lawmakers passed a bill on Thursday that would severely cripple the state’s executive office by requiring Senate confirmation for cabinet appointments, cutting the number of employees who work directly for the governor by 1,200 and eliminating the governor’s power to pick certain university trustees. The bill passed the House Thursday evening by a vote of 70-36 and will move next to the state Senate.

In a surprise move, the measure was introduced Wednesday during a special session ostensibly called by the General Assembly to consider relief for Hurricane Matthew victims. Lawmakers did indeed approve a $201 million aid package earlier in the day, but then moved onto a series…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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