Friday, February 10, 2017

Laws like this are no different than changes in salary; to take place with the next Governor election at the very least. I don't know of any other state senate that confirms a governor's cabinet. This is right wing extremism at work in North Carolina.

February 8, 201

Raleigh, N.C. -- A North Carolina court (click here) temporarily blocked a new state law on Wednesday that stripped the new Democratic governor of some of his powers.

The law, passed by the GOP-controlled legislature, required Senate confirmation for the governor’s Cabinet members, which previous governors have not needed. The law was approved in December, two weeks before Roy Cooper took over. It was criticized by Democrats who called it a partisan effort to undermine the new governor’s authority.

A three-judge panel released its decision Wednesday as state senators were scheduled to question Cooper’s pick to lead the veterans’ affairs department.

Cooper appointed eight of his 10 Cabinet members before the legislature came into session in January and they were sworn in. Cooper said they are the Cabinet heads and are working at their jobs....