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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.