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A new bathroom. Furloughs.Contingencies: What if ?

          What if Governor Pat McCrory and Secretary Aldona Wos (Dept. of Health and Human Services) really don’t understand the complex formulas and regulations that intertwine federal and state dollars at the state’s largest department, DHHS? What if Wos and McCrory used federal contingency funds for those big contracts and those…

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Where are we now North Carolina?

Where are we now NC? A few weeks ago I wrote in the New York Times that North Carolinians were so distracted by legislation they had no time to focus on what may be coming in a state budget. Our state struggles with the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the U.S., high unemployment in rural areas, contrasted…

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North Carolinians are struggling, A NY Times “Room for Debate” Op-Ed

North Carolinians Are Struggling When our state has the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the U.S., many residents are just getting by, not focused on the harmful cuts being considered. Posted in the NY Times  Jeanne Milliken Bonds is a public relations consultant, political analyst and host of “Plain Talk Politics.” The North Carolina Budget is held…

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Turning Point

              Turning Point Those who watch, report, lobby the NC General Assembly know that there are a multitude of procedural maneuvers used to move controversial bills through the process. Those moves usually hit near the end of the session in the rush, when attention spans are short and legislative…