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Gov. Cooper Lays Out Plans to Build “Enduring Prosperity” as State Faces “Pivotal Moment”

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Last night, in his State of the State address, Gov. Roy Cooper laid out the bright path forward for North Carolina and urged lawmakers to keep funding opportunities for all North Carolinians. The governor presented his top priorities for the state, including investments in K-12 education, mental health services, and public safety. Cooper also praised legislators for reaching a compromise on expanding Medicaid but urged them to enact the plan without delay.

Gov. Cooper also took the time to warn Republicans in the state legislature of the dangers the state faces if they choose to pursue legislation that would roll back access to abortion and restrict voting. Gov. Cooper has successfully vetoed similar legislation over his time in office, acting as the strongest line of defense against the MAGA Republicans’ extreme agenda.

Read more about Gov. Cooper’s State of the State address and his plans to help the state “build enduring prosperity” here:

AP: “North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper urged legislators on Monday night to keep fueling opportunities for the state’s citizens to succeed through more monetary investments in K-12 education, mental health services and public safety.”

WRAL News: “[Gov. Cooper] argued the need for more funding is urgent. And the state’s revenue forecasts show that Republicans — who control the legislative purses — have the resources to deliver. ‘We must not forget that once-in-a-generation opportunities require once-in-a-generation investments,’” Cooper said.

The News & Observer: “North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper gave a State of the State speech Monday night that served as both his highlight reel and message to Republicans about what they’ll fight over this legislative session. […] Before a General Assembly that is majority Republican, the Democratic governor talked about building up the state for “enduring prosperity,” touting job growth and clean energy as well as reaching the cusp of passing Medicaid expansion.

WXII 12 News: “Governor Cooper delivered his state of the state address Monday evening. Describing a pivotal moment for the state when it comes to opportunities for the economy, education and workforce.”