Cooper “jobs plan” includes Medicaid expansion, HB 2 repeal


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roy Cooper has a “jobs plan” if elected North Carolina governor that would include expanding Medicaid and broadband access, reinstating a child-care tax credit, passing a transportation bond and repealing the law known as House Bill 2.

The Democratic nominee and current attorney general released his proposal Wednesday in Charlotte. He says his plan would help wages rise, let middle-class people keep more pay and nurture small businesses.

Cooper also blasts Republican Gov. Pat McCrory for signing a tax overhaul that Cooper argues most benefits the wealthy.

Cooper says House Bill 2 has discouraged businesses from looking whether to build or expand in North Carolina. The law limits anti-discrimination rules for LGBT people.

McCrory has been touting job creation, lower unemployment and reduced income tax rates since he took office.

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