Raleigh, N.C. — From promising to raise teacher pay to pledging his policy prescriptions would not require any tax increases, Gov. Roy Cooper made a lot of promises on the campaign trail in 2016. Gov. Roy Cooper campaign promise tracker
But can he keep them?
Promises range from items that headlined the 2016 campaign, such as repealing House Bill 2, to smaller goals, such as reviewing all the state's economic development programs. We assembled our promise tracker from pledges made on Cooper's campaign materials and statements he made during news interviews and debates.
Readers and viewers also submitted suggestions for items we should track. The most frequent viewer requests involved House Bill 2 and a pledge not to raise taxes.
We'll rate his performance on a six-tier scale, from promise kept, signaled by a green thumbs up, to a broken promise, which gets the skull and crossbones.