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Attorney General, North Carolina

Tenure

2000 — 2016

Position held

Governor, North Carolina

Tenure

2017 — 2021

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Infrastructure

He proposed funding to improve internet access and service to households and businesses in underserved areas of North Carolina, including a grant program to help local governments partnering with private providers and utility cooperatives complete ‘last mile’ broadband projects.

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Healthcare

Governor Cooper is leading the charge to close the health care coverage gap by expanding access to Medicaid.

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Crime

Correctional officers do a difficult and demanding job, and Governor Cooper’s prison safety solutions include additional training, enhanced surveillance, and updated technology and facilities. He has supported investments to increase compensation and retirement benefits for correctional officers that can help recruit and retain talent.

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Environment

To ensure North Carolina is prepared for future hurricanes, the Administration has focused on flood mapping key areas and moving and elevating homes that are at risk in future storms.

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Environment

Governor Cooper is also leading the fight to protect North Carolina’s coast from offshore drilling.

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Environment

Governor Cooper is pushing to ensure that North Carolina has the resources we need to keep our environment safe and hold polluters accountable. His budget invests in more resources to analyze pollutants, encourage clean energy, and protect waterways and green space.

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Education

Governor Cooper wants all North Carolina children to get off to a strong start in safe and nurturing families and communities, with access to high-quality opportunities to learn and thrive. We give children a fair chance for a strong foundation in their first years of life.

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Education

Gov. Cooper and other North Carolina leaders are committed to the My Future NC goal of ensuring that 2 million working-age North Carolinians have a degree or credential beyond high school by 2030. To get there, he proposed NC GROW (Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce) a scholarship and aid program to help people get community college degrees and job training.

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Education

He has proposed more funding to update school facilities, hire more nurses, counselors, and mental health professionals in schools, and increase funding for school resource officers, along with common sense gun legislation.

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Economy

Gov. Cooper and other North Carolina leaders are committed to the My Future NC goal of ensuring that 2 million working-age North Carolinians have a degree or credential beyond high school by 2030. To get there, he proposed NC GROW (Getting Ready for Opportunities in the Workforce) a scholarship and aid program to help people get community college degrees and job training.

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