Sep 5, 2017 | Greensboro News and Record
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 | Courier Tribune
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 | News and Observer
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 | Charlotte Observer
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 | The News and Observer
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 | Asheville Citizen-Times
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 | WNCN
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.
Nov 23, 2016 | News and Observer
2004 NC Race May Have Set Precedent For Governor’s Outcome
Governor Pat McCrory has asked for a recount even as election officials are still counting votes and reviewing challenges. With North Carolina’s governor’s race still undecided after two weeks, political observers are taking another look at the disputed 2004 election for state superintendent of public instruction. Andrew Taylor, political science, featured.
Nov 9, 2016 | News and Observer
As NC Goes Red, Wake County Continues Along Its Own Blue Path
If the results hold, Wake County could potentially help North Carolina become the only state that supported a Republican president but elected a Democratic governor. Political experts say McCrory may have fared better in Wake if he hadn’t supported House Bill 2, but “drawn to Trump because of his issues on immigration and trade, or that they’re anti-establishment.” Andy Taylor, political science, featured.
Nov 8, 2016 | News and Observer
Nail Biting: North Carolina’s New Norm
North Carolina is one of a small number of states including Florida, Georgia and Virginia that have become such a varied mixture of the new and the traditional Southern that they no longer fit into a neat mold and should probably have their own category. Andy Taylor, political science, featured.