Money for NC ‘Freedom Park’ signed into law by Cooper

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Governor Roy Cooper signs COVID-19 relief bills into law on Monday, May 4, 2020

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Two dozen more bills have been signed into law by Gov. Roy Cooper.

One measure signed on Wednesday locates money to help build a long-planned park to honor the contributions of African Americans in North Carolina.

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The “North Carolina Freedom Park” will go up in downtown Raleigh.

Another signed measure distributes hundreds of millions of dollars more from North Carolina’s $3.5 billion share of federal coronavirus relief funds. And universities and colleges are getting relief from some COVID-19 litigation.

Cooper has 15 bills left on his desk that were generated by the General Assembly before they went home last week.