North Carolina Governor Cooper Receives National Recognition for His Results-Based Leadership

Cooper Administration Highlighted by Bipartisan Organization for Commitment to Data and Results in State Budgeting Decisions

Raleigh, NC (STL.News) North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper was recognized along with four other governors as a Moneyball for Government All Star for his commitment to results and data-driven processes for managing taxpayer dollars.

“In North Carolina, we know that investing in programs that work allows us to get better results for people at a lower cost to taxpayers.  Too often we see troubling examples of taxpayer dollars being spent based on the personal whims of irresponsible politicians, and I’m proud that my administration has been recognized for data-driven decision making and our commitment to investing wisely,” said Governor Cooper.

A project of Results for America, Moneyball for Government emphasizes the need for data-driven decisions in government at all levels and takes its name from the process of using data and statistics to make decisions in Major League Baseball by Oakland Athletics General Manager Billy Beane.  Governor Cooper’s recognition follows Results for America and the National Governor’s Association’s 2019 Invest in What Works State Standard of Excellencereport, which highlighted North Carolina’s commitment to cost-benefit analysis, the use of data and evidence to make informed decisions, and data leadership.

In addition to Governor Cooper, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and Utah Governor Gary Herbert were named Moneyball for Government All Stars.