Gov. Cooper visiting Charlotte elementary school

CHARLOTTE — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper is visiting a school in the Queen City on Wednesday as part of a tour to push public education investment.

Governor Cooper will be touring Huntingtontown Farms Elementary School in south Charlotte.

The goal of Cooper’s visit is to highlight the needs of public schools in the state. It comes as legislators are weighing a bill that could change how schools are funded in the state, letting students get state money for private school tuition.

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis released a statement regarding Governor Cooper’s tour saying:

“Through his partisan temper tantrums, it’s clear that Roy Cooper isn’t handling being a lame-duck governor very well. Governor Cooper created a phony state of emergency in a desperate attempt to block bipartisan, fiscally responsible legislation that will cut taxes for hardworking families, provide pay raises for teachers, more educational opportunities for students, and fund Medicaid expansion.

Between Governor Cooper’s ultra-partisan theatrics and President Biden’s chaotic mishandling of the debt limit, North Carolinians are sick and tired of the political nonsense and seeing politicians trying to push us into a far-left ditch. It’s time for our elected officials to start working to find common ground for the good of our state and country.”

The governor’s tour will begin just after 12 p.m.

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