Progress despite the objections of our leaders

It seems fitting somehow that the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced the decision that marks another major step toward marriage equality in North Carolina this week, just a few days after the General Assembly voted to allow charter schools in the state to discriminate...

A subpoena for state budget director?

The negotiations between House and Senate leaders trying to reach a final budget agreement didn’t seem to be going very well as last week came to an end. A local newspaper reports that State Budget Director Art Pope declined to appear at a Senate meeting called to discuss the...

Lasting impression on DHHS

by Chris Fitzsimon One of the most interesting comments about last week’s announcement that Ricky Diaz was leaving his post as communications director of the scandal-plagued N.C. Department of Health and Human Services came from the department’s embattled leader, Secretary Aldona...

McCrory’s baffling pride

by Chris Fitzsimon If it is true that the first step toward solving a problem is admitting that you have one, the scandals and mismanagement at the Department of Health and Human Services will not be ending any time soon. The day after embattled DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos and her...

McCrory feigns amazement at “attacks” on embattled Wos

by Chris Fitzsimon Governor Pat McCrory doesn’t seem too bothered by all the scandals at his Department of Health and Human Services or the troubling missteps by HHS Secretary Aldona Wos. McCrory told a crowd of business leaders in Jackson County this week that he stood behind...
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