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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…

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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…

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#ncpol: See the Influence-peddler for “struggling rural hospitals” whine and moan about his luxury Caribbean vacation.

It must be tough being a pampered, overpaid Raleigh influence-peddler.  Here’s one right now apparently complaining  about how tough his life is: Let me translate.  @Adam Stewart is the Twitter account for the deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts — the famed all-inclusive vacation chain with…

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Folwell: Rats in NC House to cost taxpayers an extra $1.3 BILLION

  The rat-weasel hybrids in the North Carolina House seeking to strip state treasurer Dale Folwell of some of his most important duties and kick the can on fixing  the troubled state health plan down the road a little further have added two more “Republicans”…

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#ncga: Even more RATS pile on Folwell in the House

  We told you earlier about a bill promoted — and likely drafted by — the hospital lobby to screw over treasurer Dale Folwell.   Well, the list of weasels and rats putting their names on the bill is getting bigger.  Some folks apparently owe…

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Dark Money PAC coming after Dale Folwell

  This is the sad part about politics.  You get into government, make an honest attempt at doing some good to benefit the taxpayers, and a bunch of anonymous leeches on the government teat compile a bunch of  special interest money to finance turning you…

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#ncpol: Vidant Medical picking a fight with state treasurer

How smart is that when you are trying to get the man to approve your merger with ECU Physicians? (Seriously.) Vidant Medical Group — the biggest dog in Eastern North Carolina for healthcare delivery — is throwing down the gauntlet in the direction of state…

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#ncga: Leadership, lobbyists conspiring to topple Folwell?

I’ve always suspected that what WE want runs a distant second to what the deep-pocketed Raleigh lobbyists want.  This kerfuffle between the hospital lobby and treasurer Dale Folwell over reforming the state health plan is starting to confirm those suspicions. We told you earlier about…