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It has been eleven days since Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic leaders offered a compromise proposal to end the state budget impasse and Republican leaders have not yet proposed a counteroffer. governor, roy cooper, state budget, counteroffer, july 19, 2019
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Eleven Days and Still No Budget Counteroffer from Republican Leaders

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Meanwhile, Statewide Momentum for Medicaid Expansion Builds

    RALEIGH: It has been eleven days since Governor Roy Cooper and Democratic leaders offered a compromise proposal to end the state budget impasse and Republican leaders have not yet proposed a counteroffer.

    Cooper's compromise would close the health care coverage gap, raise teacher pay, cut taxes for people and guarantee school construction while balancing the budget and saving money in the Rainy Day Fund. It also included all the local projects that were in the Republican legislative budget. For more on that compromise offer, click HERE.

    Where is the Republican counter proposal?

    While North Carolinians wait for Republican leaders to return a counteroffer, support for Medicaid expansion has been building across the state. Cooper was in Brunswick County, Goldsboro and Raleigh this week hearing from hospitals, workers and families who fall in the health care coverage gap about how Medicaid expansion is needed in North Carolina.

    Here's a look at the week's coverage statewide.

    State Port Pilot: Gov. Cooper at Dosher: Medicaid expansion would help county

    Wilmington Biz Journal: Gov. Cooper Visits Dosher Memorial Hospital To Talk Health Care

    Wilmington Star News: Gov. Cooper visits Southport, talks Medicaid expansion

    Wilmington Star News: PHOTOS: Governor talks rural healthcare, Medicaid expansion in Southport

    Wilmington Star News Editorial: OUR VIEW: Top 12 reasons N.C. needs to expand Medicaid

    WECT: Gov. Roy Cooper attends Medicaid roundtable discussion in Southport

    WWAY: Gov. Cooper visits Brunswick county to discuss 'rural heath care crisis'

    Goldsboro News Argus: Early childhood teachers struggle with concerns about health care

    Goldsboro Daily News: Gov. Cooper Visits Goldsboro, Pushes For Medicaid Expansion

    Burlington Times News: Two Alamance families talk Medicaid expansion with governor

    Associated Press: Cooper: Real people need to be heard in Medicaid debate

    Raleigh News and Observer: Standoff over Medicaid and budget drags on. For the uninsured, there's a lot at stake.

    Greensboro News and Record Editorial: Our Opinion: A fistfull of dollars ... and armloads of gifts

    Raleigh News and Observer: Is NC's budget fight showing cracks in Phil Berger's power?

    Salisbury Post: Kirk Kovach: Medicaid expansion would benefit Rowan County


  • Contact: Ford Porter
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