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#ncga: Bill tying Dale Folwell’s hands on state health plan slated for committee action Tuesday

  State treasurer Dale Folwell simply wants to introduce a little transparency into the relationship between health care providers and the state health plan: share some specifics about what you’re billing the plan, work with Folwell’s team to help control costs, and continue to be part of the team.      (Management of the state health plan was passed over to the state treasurer’s office some years back by the…

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WHO is the REAL saboteur here?

  The cartoon character at NCGOP, who sits brooding in the dark between  CNN and MSNBC appearances, turned his fire and fury on ME and  this site early this morning.  Mr.  Woodhouse (the one registered Republican) apparently wasn’t amused by our most recent previous post:   Political parties raise money!!! Film at 11. Yes we raise funds to assist whomever our Candidates select. We are always raising money. The parties…

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Struggling to keep the lights on

    Are you getting daily emails — that look a lot like Chinese-generated spam — begging for $4 to $10 donations to help “our candidate” in the “upcoming special election”?   We are.  And here’s an example:     The alias on each email is different.  But the address behind the alias each time also happens to be the primary source for external (outside Hillsborough Street) messaging for lil’…

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#ncpol: The party of Medicaid Expansion ????

  Yep.  The crew that convinced all those elected Republicans in Raleigh to become WHORES for subsidized solar shysters is now working to convince the NCGOP to include Medicaid expansion in that embrace.   SO sayeth ‘Toilet boy’ at the NC Insider:         You may remember that Shumaker and Stewart were the duo that saddled the NCGOP (and the rest of us taxpayers / ratepayers) with that…

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Phase TWO of Team Forest’s hostile takeover of the Mecklenburg GOP?

  Mecklenburg County was the site of one of the worst electoral blowouts in the state for the GOP.  (Hell, the county GOP probably qualifies for FEMA funding.)  State senator Dan Bishop was the most significant elected Republican left standing after the votes were counted in Mecklenburg County in November. In  the real world,  folks in charge of a disastrous performance resign in shame or are fired.  In politics and…

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#ncpol: Walker vs. Tillis ????

  Mark Walker  is the latest  name being thrown about by folks who really want to see special-interest-cash-whore Thom Tilli$$$ move on to do something else:   Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) is under fire from conservative activists for supporting a Democratic effort to block President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund his border wall.   The activists have also raised Tillis’s legislation to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from any interference…

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NC-09: Horrible News

  That’s “who” sent this email out this afternoon: “Horrible News”  is an alias tied to the email account used by NCGOP communications director Jeff (*$#@*!) Hauser.  Just like the crazy email sent out not too long ago under Dallas’s smiling face and letterhead, this one raises questions like: I assume they’re talking about The Ninth Congressional District.  HOW DO THEY KNOW the race is “close” when the GOP has…

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Moore County commissioners lash out at county’s state legislators

  It’s been rare to see something like this in collegial, get-along  Republican Moore County.  But here it is, in a prepared statement from Moore County government: Senator Tom McInnis and Representatives Jamie Boles and Allen McNeill did not inform the Moore County Board of Commissioners regarding bills they recently sponsored, Senate Bill 190 and House Bill 281, respectively, authorizing the commissioners to create a special tax district for the…

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#ncga: House’s anti-Folwell bill sitting in Murphy’s Health committee

  Remember how we told you about the hospital lobby drafting a bill clipping treasurer Dale Folwell’s wings and passing out a lot of cash to get the House to move on it?   The bill restricts the treasurer’s ability to manage the state health plan.  (A number of years back,  the health plan was moved into the realm  of the state treasurer because too many legislators were making mischief…

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NC-09: The battle to topple Ginger McCready

  The US Marines have got to LOVE Ginger McCready, the Democrats’ great white hope in the crusade to steal the Ninth Congressional District after 60 years of uninterrupted Republican rule.  No Marine, or ex-Marine, has done more public whining and crying about anything than  lil’ Ginger. It  just demonstrates the damage the left’s efforts to turn military service into just another way to pay off your Harvard and Yale…