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OVERSEE STEIN

Although the media have made little of it, Josh Stein’s law firm got $600,000 from the federal government to oversee a National Mortgage Settlement with banks. And of course, the more money going to Stein, the less money going to people really hurt by mortgage fraud. Besides Josh Stein, where else did bank settlement money […]

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NCDHHS SCREWS UP MEDICAID AGAIN. TRANSFER IT.

Whatever happened to Medicaid reform? The Legislature passed it. Off it went to NCDHHS. Anyone heard anything since? The Program Evaluation Division recently documented more bureaucratic constipation at NCDHHS. They examined the ineffective work of the Medicaid Program Integrity unit. NCDHHS is a ninety pound weakling when it comes to fighting Medicaid fraud. While Federal […]

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WHEN ROY COOPER REJIGGERED THE COURT

Once upon a time, there was a State Senator named Roy Cooper. He was the Democrat Majority Leader and a faithful yes man in Governor Hunt’s machine. In 1998, voters chose a Republican Supreme Court and it was quite possible voters were going to send conservative judges to the Court of Appeals in November of […]

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THE ATKINSON PRECEDENT

With 60,000 provisional ballots yet to be counted, Roy Cooper leads Pat McCrory 48.97% to 48.86%-a 4,979 vote lead out of 4,659,874 total votes. An unprecedented cliffhanger? Nope. As Yogi Berra would say, it’s just deja vu all over again. In 2004, Democrat June Atkinson led Republican Bill Fletcher for Superintendent of Public Instruction by […]

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