North Carolina Republicans clashed fiercely with Gov.-elect Roy Cooper (D) “as the House and Senate voted to sharply limit his appointment powers – and Cooper vowed to sue them over any law he deems unconstitutional,” the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
“The legislature is holding a hastily called special session to restructure many aspects of state government after Cooper, the state’s attorney general and a Democrat, defeated Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in November.”
Said Cooper: “Most people might think that this is a partisan power grab. But this is more ominous.”
“Final votes on the most controversial bills are scheduled for Friday, when the legislature could adjourn for the year. Then the bills would go to McCrory, who hasn’t said if he’ll sign or veto them before he leaves office at the end of the month.”