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16 min ago | Burlington Times News

N.C. Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120 to $140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, North Carolina

16 min ago | The Robesonian

Playing games with the numbers

The irony seemed to completely escape Gov. Pat McCrory Wednesday as he took the podium at a Tax Day event to heap praise on last year's tax package that gave huge breaks to millionaires and large corporations while asking many small businesses and most North Carolina families to pay more.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Small Business, Personal Finance, North Carolina, Tax, US News, Opinion

1 hr ago | Daily Kos

North Carolina senate candidate Greg Brannon is what's wrong with the Republican Party

Dr. Greg Brannon, a Republican contending for the party's Senate nomination in North Carolina, once called U.S. property taxes as central planning, referencing the Holocaust and Soviet Union as other examples of central planning, in a 2012 radio interview.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Representative Justin Amash, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Rand Paul, North Carolina

1 hr ago | Daily Kos

Win the Senate? Not as easy as Republicans think

Mitch McConnell won't be Senate Majority Leader after November. And thanks to Alison Lundergan Grimes, he won't even be in the Senate.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Mark Pryor, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina

4 hrs ago | AmmoLand

FAQs About Grass Roots North Carolina Candidate Evaluations

"What's the difference between a Grass Roots North Carolina Evaluation and a Grass Roots North Carolina-Political Victory Fund Recommendation?" As part of its 2014 " Remember in November " voter education project, Grass Roots North Carolina compiled voting records, bill sponsorship history and survey scores on 532 candidates for US Senate, US ... (more)

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Immigration Reform, Guns

8 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Voter ID: The Pain In The Ass Just Got Worse

Back in February I wrote a couple of diaries about my struggle to overcome a technical glitch in my documentation that the PATRIOT Act used to render me officially "NONEXISTENT" after all my years of dutifully tax-paying life on planet Earth in the good ol' US of A. It has to do with that legislation's act of B-grade prestidigitation which ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, Patriot Act, Social Security, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, North Carolina, Representative Mark Meadows, Republican, US House of Representatives

12 hrs ago | John Locke Foundation

Down payment on advocacy coalition's teacher pay plan? $430 million

Last month, a coalition of seven organizations presented a four-part teacher pay plan to the North Carolina General Assembly's Educator Effectiveness and Compensation Task Force.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Asheville Citizen-Times

Teachers discuss tenure, bonuses

Lawmakers say it will make underperforming teachers easier to get rid of. Teachers say it will drive the good ones out the door.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Asheville, NC, Buncombe County, NC, Education Etc.

The Washington Post

Dems Hagan, Nunn, Grimes among big winners in Senate campaign fundraising

Donors gave big money to a trio of Democratic women running in battleground U.S. Senate races between January and March, a much-needed jolt of energy for Senate Democrats looking at an increasingly difficult path to holding their fragile majority in the midterm elections.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Senator Mark Begich, Georgia

Institute for Southern Studies

Meet the NC officials who promoted a far-right conspiracy theory to...

North Carolina elected officials have joined with far-right groups such as the John Birch Society to promote a conspiracy theory about the United Nation's environmental sustainability plan for the 21st century.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Environment, Science, World News, Brazil, Robert Bentley, US Governors

Kansas City InfoZine

Overland Park Shooting Suspect Has a Long History of 'Bigotry'

"The shooting in Overland Park is a tragic reminder that violent racism and anti-Semitism have yet to die, and will live long after Glenn Miller is gone."

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, North Carolina

Politico

Giving anti-Obamacare speeches to enrollees

Anti-Obamacare Republicans home on recess are coming face to face this week with newly insured constituents.

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Related Topix: US News, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Representative Mark Meadows, Republican, US House of Representatives, Walter Jones, Patrick McHenry, North Carolina

Rocky Mount Telegram

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents differ on result

Gov. Pat McCrory and his fiscal allies used Tuesday's tax-filing deadline to highlight a tax overhaul passed last summer that they say will benefit most North Carolina residents - either by leaving more money in their wallets or providing them with new jobs.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, North Carolina, Tax

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Daily Caller

O'Reilly blasts 'craziness' over voter ID racism: 'This is a ruse'

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly castigated liberals warning about the inherent racism of voter ID laws, calling the narrative a "ruse" manufactured by the left-wing "grievance machine" and calling for a national voter ID based on Social Security cards.

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John Locke Foundation

NC Medicaid reform: ACOs dead this year

North Carolina's Medicaid reform proposal in which Accountable Care Organizations would bear some financial risk for assigned Medicaid populations will not be adopted by the Legislature this year.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Business Journal

Tax day! But many of the N.C. tax reform changes won't affect you this year

Although state lawmakers passed significant tax overhaul last year, many of those changes won't apply until North Carolinians file their taxes in 2015.

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WCTI

Police officer killed in wreck involving NCDOT vehicle

Tarboro Police Chief Damon Williams told WTVD that Officer Charles Johnson was killed in the wreck on N.C. 111 Tuesday morning.

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CBS News

Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads raises $5 million in March

The Karl Rove-backed super PAC American Crossroads managed to raise more than $5.1 million in March, giving the group a needed boost as it seeks to help the Republican Party win the six seats it needs to win control of the Senate.

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Related Topix: Karl Rove, US News, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat, Condoleezza Rice

Tri-cityherald.com

NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy

Equality NC has scheduled a rally for Tuesday afternoon at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh to protest the policy from the state Department of Revenue.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Mecklenburg Times

Toll project on I-77 in Charlotte moving forward

Work is expected to begin late this year on adding toll lanes on Interstate 77 through Charlotte.

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