North Carolina Republican lawmakers say the Democrat Governor has exercised more power over the past year than one person should ever have in a constitutional republic. This week the House voted to change the existing Emergency Management Act to force the Governor to get concurrence of the Council of State for any statewide emergencies lasting longer than a week. Every Democrat in the House opposed the measure, saying Gov. Cooper (and all future Governors) need the near-limitless and indefinite power in order to protect the people during a crisis.
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