N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper, center right, is applauded by members of the General Assembly , the Council of State and the Judiciary as he arrives to deliver his first State of the State address in the House chamber of the Legislative Building in Raleigh, NC on March 13, 2016.
N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper, center right, is applauded by members of the General Assembly , the Council of State and the Judiciary as he arrives to deliver his first State of the State address in the House chamber of the Legislative Building in Raleigh, NC on March 13, 2016. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper, center right, is applauded by members of the General Assembly , the Council of State and the Judiciary as he arrives to deliver his first State of the State address in the House chamber of the Legislative Building in Raleigh, NC on March 13, 2016. Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com

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