Republican NC Senate Passes Medicaid Expansion

Today, I received a press release by e-mail from State Senator Ralph Hise on behalf of Republicans in the North Carolina Senate. I will post the release here; and will interject with my own comments: NC Senate Passes Conservative Healthcare Access, Reform Legislation Proposal reforms Certificate of Need laws that […]

Summerfield Transformation Plan Killed, then Resurrected

We had last written about David Couch’s plan to develop Summerfield with oodles of multifamily housing units when the town zoning board approved his plan. It was subsequently (and mercifully) killed by the Town Council. But the developer is resourceful. He is now trying to get the North Carolina General […]

More Info on NC GOP Multi-billion Dollar Medicaid Expansion Scheme

A few days ago, WRAL-TV in Raleigh published an article that provided more details on what it describes as the “multi-billion dollar” Medicaid expansion push by Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly. North Carolina is liable for 10 percent of all Medicaid costs incurred by citizens who are entitled […]

When the Raleigh “Conservatives” Don’t Do Any Conserving…

The past week has been a huge disappointment for conservatives who seek good fruits in the form of policy victories in the North Carolina General Assembly. Consider the following: Exhibit A: The General Assembly’s Republican leaders held a press conference during which they announced that a deal had been reached […]

NC General Assembly GOP Again Flirting with Medicaid Expansion

The North Carolina Medical Society reported on Friday that Medicaid expansion is being considered by the NC House this week: Now, the NC House will hear and likely vote on Medicaid expansion next week.  The bill’s scheduled for debate in the chambers health committee on Tuesday and would direct the state to […]