On Jan. 3 Gov. Roy Cooper (center) announced James Trogdon (right) as secretary of the Department of Transportation and Michael Regan (left) to lead the Department of Environmental Quality. The Republican-led General Assembly passed a law requiring that the state Senate OK Cooper’s Cabinet picks, but the governor is contesting the law as unconstitutional.
On Jan. 3 Gov. Roy Cooper (center) announced James Trogdon (right) as secretary of the Department of Transportation and Michael Regan (left) to lead the Department of Environmental Quality. The Republican-led General Assembly passed a law requiring that the state Senate OK Cooper’s Cabinet picks, but the governor is contesting the law as unconstitutional. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com
On Jan. 3 Gov. Roy Cooper (center) announced James Trogdon (right) as secretary of the Department of Transportation and Michael Regan (left) to lead the Department of Environmental Quality. The Republican-led General Assembly passed a law requiring that the state Senate OK Cooper’s Cabinet picks, but the governor is contesting the law as unconstitutional. Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

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