WASHINGTON — Governor Roy Cooper was outside the White House Wednesday proclaiming he hopes to see an agreement on Medicaid expansion soon.  The News & Observer reports that Republican lawmakers, however, are saying it may take more time to hammer out a deal.

Cooper was in the nation’s capital to meet with Vice President Kamala Harris and was there the same day North Carolina was named the top state in the country for businesses.

The state remains one of just 12 to not adopt Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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