Dan Way - Carolina Journal News Service

Dan Way - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — The child welfare component of the state’s NC FAST computer system is a $92 million money pit. Its epic malfunction is putting children’s safety at risk.

RALEIGH — The Senate has overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 86, which could make high-quality, affordable health care insurance available to tens of thousands of North Carolina residents lacking coverage.

RALEIGH — The House has unanimously passed Senate Bill 214, to drop voter identification requirements from 2019 elections, and sent it to Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday, March 13.

RALEIGH — The Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a bill to protect state whistleblowers from retaliation. Senate Bill 127, which heads to the House, would bring North Carolina in line with laws in dozens of other states.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper proposed a $25.2 billion General Fund budget for 2019-20 that would increase spending by more than $1.3 billion over the current fiscal year. He recommends spending $25.9 billion in the second year of the budget cycle.

RALEIGH — State taxpayers would save hundreds of millions of dollars in health insurance costs, thanks to a unanimous ruling Tuesday from the N.C. Court of Appeals.

RALEIGH — As North Carolina’s population ages, and demands for health care rise, nurses need the freedom to do more.

RALEIGH — The handoff of the state-operated single-payer Medicaid program to a private managed care system won’t provide taxpayers any immediate relief.

RALEIGH — Leslie McCrae Dowless, the alleged mastermind of an election fraud scheme in the 9th Congressional District, was arrested Wednesday and jailed in Wake County.

RALEIGH — Does beleaguered Republican Rev. Mark Harris have a prayer of winning a new 9th U.S. Congressional District election?

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