Posted in Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

NCGA’s Murphy: Cooper “hijacking” my bill, “misleading” the public

  State Rep. Greg Murphy (R-Greenville) has some harsh words for Gov. Roy Cooper regarding Murphy’s Carolina Cares health care reform legislation: […] State Representative Dr. Greg Murphy has written a letter-to-the-editor addressing the political rhetoric that seeks to undermine common sense Republican legislation that…

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$$$-strapped ECU med school drops $10 mil. on FOOTBALL

It seems like just yesterday that the Brody Medical School at East Carolina was bemoaning its tight finances and seeking MORE government funding. Actually, it was a mere TWO years ago. Now, we’re hearing that the med school is going to do its part to…

Posted in campaign 2018 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncpol: Takin’ care of business.

The Raleigh establishment raved about Democrats Richard Moore and Janet Cowell during their respective tenures in the state treasurer’s office.  Current treasurer Dale Folwell has been quietly slaving away, during his short time in  office, to clean up the mess those two left him. Folwell…

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Folwell weeds out some freeloaders

Our rookie state treasurer has really turned into one of the few conservative bright spots in Raleigh. The work he’s done since January 2017 makes you wonder what Janet Cowell and those other Democrats who preceded him were doing: More than 600 people were just…

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Folwell to UNC: ONE BILLION DOLLARS, please.

State treasurer Dale Folwell has expressed his skepticism about the UNC-Atrium / Carolinas Medical merger.  Now, he’s literally trying to make the head honchos in that proposed deal put their money where their mouths are: State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, announced today that he…

Posted in Media NCGOP Politics Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx: Give US your genetic info — or else!

Yet another North Carolina Republican is running at break-neck speed into the stifling, suffocating embrace of the federal leviathan: […] A bill in Congress could make it harder for workers to keep employers from getting access to their personal medical and genetic information and raise…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media NC legislature Politics

NC’s hyper-regulated health care

Only New Jersey, Hawaii, DC, and Vermont slap more red-tape on their health care providers than North Carolina does.  THAT information comes from a recent study by The Mercatus Center at Virginia’s George Mason University:  In the summer of 2016, New Hampshire became the 15th…

Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media NCGOP Politics Richard Hudson

Hudson: More fed action needed on pediatric care

Yep.  THAT is our new “conservative” congressman’s position.  The same guy who tells us, with a straight face, that he opposes the meddling that IS ObamaCare wants the Congress AND the federal bureaucracy digging deeper into pediatric health care:  […] As parents, the health and…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature NCGOP Politics

#ncga: Hager prepping for fight with Moore-Lewis-Dollar?

That’s what it looks like from here.  Republican majority leader Mike Hager had Lindsey, his girl Friday, send out invites this week to a “Certificate of Need working group” to be convened on Tuesday, February 16th.  The group’s purpose, according to Ms. Dowling, is “[…] to…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media NC legislature Politics

#NCGA: Time to flatline CONs

We hear a lot of lip service from Republicans in Raleigh about the beauty of the free market.  However, it took a lot of grassroots heat to get them to kill subsidies for solar energy providers.   The budget compromise still includes money for fracking…