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...
Posted On 16 Jan 2014

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...

Time for careful reading by the Governor

by Chris Fitzsimon When Governor Pat McCrory finally gets around to reading the voter suppression bill he promised to sign even though he admitted he wasn’t familiar with all its provisions, he will find a lot of changes to election laws that have nothing to do with requiring...

The promise-breaking ideological giveaway to the wealthy

by Chris Fitzsimon If you go to the General Assembly website to read the details of the much-ballyhooed compromise tax bill — House Bill 998 — you will see that the short title is Tax Reduction Act. At least in that one small way, legislative leaders are finally being honest. The...
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