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Report: Pay-to-play, the Jason Saine way.

  A non-profit watchdog that has bedeviled Speaker Timmy in recent months and years has now set its sights on a certain tubby little parasite from Lincoln County.  The Campaign for Accountability (CfA) has issued a report detailing the rather interesting timing between campaign contributions…

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#ncpol: First big scandal of NCGOP era in Raleigh is re: insurance AND NOT SOLAR. (Who’da thunk it?)

  If you told me early on about perp-walking politicos around Charlotte and Raleigh, I sure would have believed it to have been tied to shady solar deals on Jones Street.  But no, it turned out to be what looks like a petty ham-handed effort…

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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…

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#ncga: Legislatin’ is HAAAAAAARD.

  I know I couldn’t stand it.  All the lying, back-stabbing and outright thievery would produce some hellacious sensory overload.   Seriously, the way the system is currently set up — you can’t afford to be a state legislator unless you are: retired, independently wealthy,…

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We MUST spend MORE because we, um, CAN’T spend what we already have.

  Makes no sense, right?  But that’s state government — actually, GOVERNMENT — for you.   Democrats and their queen, Roy Cooper, are demanding that we foot the bill for MORE Medicaid spending for even MORE potential recipients.  But, hold the phone.  State auditor Beth…

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#ncga: House leaders put anti-Folwell bill on fast track

  As it turns out, the House Insurance committee will not get a crack at HB 184, a bill drafted by hospital lobbyists to hobble treasurer Dale Folwell’s efforts at transparency and cost-control with the state employees health plan. The bill got rammed through the…

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Anti-Folwell bill passes House Health Committee by voice vote, Moves ON.

  We’ve seen it time and again:  SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY TALKS.   The solar goons have worked their black magic by raining cash down on Jones Street.  And now the hospital lobby has done the same and achieved the same results. Laugh yourself silly the…

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#ncga: Anti- Folwell lynch mob tried to hide the facts. (We found them.)

  State Rep. Josh Dobson tried — tried — tried to keep this quiet until the committee hearing tomorrow.  (He REALLY tried.) Soooooooooooo — Doing NOTHING, like the bought-and-paid for lynch mob wants to do would cost the state (and, of course, US) up to…

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#ncga: Just say HELL NO to a voice vote

  In tomorrow’s attempted ‘hit’ on treasurer Dale Folwell, many of the gutless denizens of  Jones Street will demonstrate their love for the special interest dollar and hatred of the spotlight. Here is the membership of the Health Committee. Greg Murphy (R-Pitt) is the senior…

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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…