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Dale Folwell tests positive

    State treasurer Dale Folwell — one of the dwindling number of true (elected) public servants we have left in state government — confirmed in a release today that HE has been diagnosed with the coronavirus:   After a recent, long-planned trip with my…

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MISTER Folwell: Leading the way

    State treasurer Dale Folwell got raked over the coals — even by members of his own party — when he pushed for transparency in  the pricing offered by health care providers.  Along comes President Trump who issues an executive order calling for pretty…

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#ncpol: Mr. Folwell rightly scolds our goofy Guv.

  Roy Cooper is a master at  running to the media and taking credit for stuff he had LITTLE to NOTHING to do with.  (Don’t believe me?  Check out the video from some of his press conferences during his AG days.)  Now, he’s taking credit…

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Cooper aims LOW at Folwell

  You would think revelations that his transportation department is overspending by $2 billion and possibly broke the law would concern him.   But we’re dealing with a guy who sat in the AG’s office for sixteen years doing absolutely nothing — stumbling into the…

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Folwell to Cooper: Fire your DOT secretary!

      This sounds like something that ought to be coming from the state’s alleged conservative party (if they had a communications office worth a damn) or from someone trying to establish himself as North Carolina’s conservative leader and take Roy Cooper’s job (looking…

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Hospital exec to Folwell & co.: ‘Burn in Hell!’

  This, um, “discussion” over transparency in the state health plan is getting a wee bit overheated.  State treasurer Dale Folwell, who has a constitutional mandate to administer the health plan, sees an urgent need to reform it and get costs under control.  The state…

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UNC Hospitals tries to work AROUND Folwell on state health plan. Folwell calls them out.

  Taxpayer-funded UNC Hospitals got caught red-handed using state funds to aid dirty political maneuvering against state treasurer Dale Folwell.  After being busted by a Charlotte drive-by, the hospital group scrambled to get their money back from the anti-Folwell dark money PAC.   UNC Hospitals…

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UNC Hospitals caught funding attack on state treasurer Dale Folwell

    A state-funded entity using taxpayer funds to wage political warfare against an elected state official.  (*Isn’t THAT special?*)   State treasurer Dale Folwell was inspired to pursue his special pricing transparency project for the state health plan by the actions of UNC Hospitals….

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Folwell calls Jones Street’s bluff, advances transparency for state health plan

  Legislators and the deep-pocketed paymasters in the hospital lobby tried to tie state treasurer Dale Folwell’s hands on reforming the state health plan.  They succeeded in getting HB184 through the House, but there has been  no action in the Senate.     Meanwhile, Folwell…

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#ncga: GOP-led House passes 2nd reading of anti-Folwell bill, smacks down effort to stop it

  The Republican troops on Jones Street keep marching along to the tune called by their Hospital Association paymasters.  HB184, which ties treasurer Dale Folwell’s hands in trying to control costs with the state health plan, got rammed through the NC House on a second…