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Tag: Andy Taylor

Apr 2, 2018

Cooper, Legislature Spend Big on Private Lawyers in Fight Over Powers

The power struggle between Dem Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican legislature over political appointments has both sides hiring unprecedented numbers of lawyers, says NC State political scientist Andy Taylor. 

Feb 2, 2018

Trump’s Sun Shines in Britain

In this opinion piece, NC State political scientist Andy Taylor reflects on Donald Trump's influence on British politics. 

Jan 6, 2018

Analysts Question Whether Voters Would End Judicial Elections

Political observers, including NC State political science prof Andy Taylor, are skeptical the public would happily surrender the right to elect judges. 

Sep 5, 2017

Andy Taylor: GOP Is Right To Worry About Trump’s Performance

NC State political scientist Andy Taylor weighs the odds on outcomes for the 2018 mid-term elections in this opinion piece. 

Jul 21, 2017

State Election/Ethics Board Stays Put, For Now

A legal battle between NC Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican leaders in the General Assembly over the creation of the Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement goes next to the NC Supreme Court. Andy Taylor, political science, offers insights. 

Jul 1, 2017

NC General Assembly’s Session Dominated By Faceoff With Cooper

The 2017 regular session of the N.C. General Assembly was dominated by vetoes, veto overrides and court hearings in lawsuits Gov. Roy Cooper brought to fight legislative attempts to dilute his powers. Andy Taylor, political science, featured. 

Jun 21, 2017

Here’s Who’s Coming Between You And a Sunday Morning Mimosa – And Why

Andy Taylor, a professor of political science at NC State University, said the "brunch bill" before the NC legislature has pitted different interests against each other. Restaurants, manufacturers, the tourism industry and urban areas have generally supported the bill out of economic interests, but socially conservative and religious groups have opposed it. 

Apr 9, 2017

Roy Cooper’s First 100 Days: Promises, Lawsuits and Budget Proposals

NC State professor of political science Andy Taylor weighs in on Gov. Roy Cooper's progress thus far. While the governor is making progress, there are still hurdles in the way of the goals Cooper outlined in his campaign for education issues, taxes and HB2. 

Apr 1, 2017

Mark Meadows Has Taken Chances in Rapid Rise to Power

Political science professor Andrew Taylor weighs in on Mark Meadows' rise to power and the possible consequences for his career. 

Jan 10, 2017

NC Lawmakers Return for Long Session: Is Cooperation Likely?

Cooperation isn't looking good between the Democratic and Republican parties as the legislators convene their long session. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.