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Social Security facing looming insolvency

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Mitch Kokai, The Locker Room, July 6, 2015. Matthew Philips documents for Bloomberg Businessweek the poor long-term outlook for Social Security’s disability benefits. An audit by the Office of the Inspector General released on June 4 estimates that from 2003 to 2013, 45 percent of all SSDI beneficiaries were overpaid. That cost SSDI almost $17 billion, though $8 billion of that […]

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Lawsuit filed over teen’s death in Raleigh crash

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Ed Crump, abc11.com, July 3, 2015. A state trooper whose son was killed while driving drunk is now suing the businesses who supplied and served alcohol at a wedding party the teen attended before the fatal crash. The trooper and his wife, Greg and Carrie Taylor, filed the suit under a law that makes […]

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Legislators want Medicaid reform before expansion

| July 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

by John Moritz, Associated Press, published in Asheville Citizen-Times, July 6, 2015. Despite a key win in the Supreme Court and pressure from liberal activists, North Carolina’s legislative leaders said this past week that they have no plans to expand the state’s Medicaid rolls through President Barack Obama’s 2010 health care law. Demonstrators who have […]

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NC SPIN episode # 870 – Air Date 7/5/15

| July 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Watch this week’s NC SPIN as panelists discuss Education Spending, The 2016 Elections, Campaign Finance Problems and Tell Us Something We Don’t Know. Panelists: Chris Fitzsimon, Director, NC Policy Watch John Hood, Syndicated Columnist Howard Lee, former Senator, Chair State Board of Ed Doug Raymond, Political Consultant Tom Campbell, Moderator

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After SPIN! Video – “What was the impact of three past higher education leaders?”

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

After SPIN! “Question to Howard Lee – We lost three respected leaders in higher education this past week in former UNC Chancellor William Aycock, former UNC administrator Elson Floyd and former NC State Chancellor Bruce Poulton. You were Mayor of Chapel Hill during Aycock’s leadership when he faced the integration of UNC and the Speaker […]

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