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Cooper calls on Berger and Moore to stop stonewalling his nominees

Governor Cooper called on legislative leaders today to end their silent blockade of numerous duly nominated individuals who have been put forth to serve on a number of boards and commissions — including the state Utilities Commission, Board of Education and Teachers’ and State Employees” Retirement System Board of Trustees.

As the Governor notes in his letter:

“The fact that the General Assembly has acted on its own appointments while failing to act on the Governor’s is disrespectful to the people of North Carolina and inexcusable….My nominations to these boards were timely and the individuals nominated have the experience, expertise, and judgment to serve with distinction.”

After pointing out that the General Assembly has been in session multiple times since receiving the nominations, Cooper notes that the legislature’s refusal to act is “an obvious effort…to undermine my administration’s ability to ensure faithful execution of the laws” and simply not the way to treat the people nominated or the agencies in question.

You can read the entire letter by clicking here.

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