Dear Treasurer Folwell, Health care providers should not charge secret prices, and the NCGA should not underfund the State Health Plan. The $34 billion + in unfunded liabilities assumes all employees retire at once.  Please stop using this number to raise alarms, and focus instead on the $400 million annual underfunding as of 2017. Please... Continue Reading →

Civics 101: Impeachment

Impeachment by Nick Youngson CC BY-SA 3.0 Alpha Stock Images Most people mistakenly equate “impeach” with “kicked out of office.”  With the increased level of use and interest in this word in light of yesterday’s Mueller hearings, here’s a review of what it really means. “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the... Continue Reading →

The “powers that be” in the NCGA continue to step on ideas from the May 1 “Strong Schools” march. *Where's the Funding?! After cuts from the Great Recession, public school supporters in North Carolina hoped school funding would mirror the economic recovery. Instead of rebuilding our schools literally and figuratively, income taxes for individuals and corporations were slashed beginning in 2013. In addition to per pupil spending remaining below pre-Recession levels, major policy... Continue Reading →

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