Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Roy Cooper Roy Cooper stated on November 30, 2017 in a blog: Half of the proposed federal tax breaks "would go to the wealthiest 1 percent." Roy Cooper stated on January 25, 2017 in an address to education leaders: Says North Carolina gives taxpayer dollars to private schools, but "we really don’t know what these schools are doing or how they are performing." Roy Cooper stated on October 11, 2016 in a debate: "Gov. (Pat) McCrory took $500,000 directly out of the disaster relief fund. And you know what it’s for? House Bill 2." Roy Cooper stated on October 11, 2016 in a debate: "In 67 different ways, Governor McCrory has raised taxes on middle income families." Roy Cooper stated on August 29, 2016 in a TV ad: Says Gov. Pat McCrory "tried to cut education funding to its lowest budget share in over 30 years."