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Senate President and House Speaker suggest agreement on HB2 repeal, but say Governor disavows deal

Senate President Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore promised a ‘major announcement’ on HB2 Tuesday afternoon, but their press conference left many more questions.

Berger told reporters that the General Assembly was now willing to “agree in principle” to a four-point proposal put forth by Governor Roy Cooper’s attorney last Thursday. But according to Berger, the governor now denies making that offer.

“We’re not sure where we are right now, quite frankly,” Berger said.

The Senate leader also told reporters no bill has been draft, nor a vote scheduled at this point that would lead to the repeal of HB2.

Their announcement comes on the same day that multiple media outlets reported that the state has until Thursday to strike HB2 from the books or lose NCAA postseason events through 2022.

A spokesman for Gov. Cooper later described the Berger/Moore press conference as a “political stunt.”

Click below to watch a portion of the press event carried live on WRAL.com.

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