RALEIGH — The budget passed the N.C. House in a controversial veto override, but the debate over Medicaid expansion is far from over.

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RALEIGH — It’s a classic “he said, he said.”

While a majority of the Democratic caucus was absent, Speaker of the House Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 11 called for a vote to override the governor’s budget veto.

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RALEIGH — The U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 made it optional for states to expand Medicaid, and several immediately signed on. A few resisted, including North Carolina, and have yet to pass an expansion bill. Still others opted for a more Republican-friendly expansion, encouraging competition among health insurers and personal responsibility among enrollees.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 14:38

N.C. lawmakers introduce four new mini-budgets

RALEIGH — The General Assembly is continuing its push to pass mini-budgets as the stalemate over Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the General Fund budget continues into another month.

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RALEIGH — The overhaul of North Carolina’s Medicaid’s infrastructure is caught in the stand-off between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican legislature.

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Gov. Roy Cooper insists that Medicaid expansion be part of North Carolina’s budget deal for 2019-20. Republican leaders of the legislature disagree. That’s the main reason why state government has been operating at last year’s spending levels since July 1. It’s the main reason the General Assembly is still in session as we approach the month of September.

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RALEIGH — Small businesses will be able to band together to slash the costs of their health insurance after Gov. Roy Cooper let Senate Bill 86 become law.

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When school begins on Monday, bus drivers will have their routes, students will have their class schedules and coaches will have their fall sports rosters — but teachers still won’t know how much they’ll be paid. 

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RALEIGH — Republicans are getting impatient.

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Thursday, 22 August 2019 18:08

COLUMN: Curbing the opioid epidemic

A unfortunate trend has been developing in our region. For the second July in a row, Stanly County emergency rooms have seen the highest rate of opioid overdoses of all 100 North Carolina counties.

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