Emails between Tom Ross, UNC Board of Governors show concern about Ross’ dismissal

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Several members of the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors contacted UNC President Tom Ross in the days after he was pushed to resign, relaying their sorrow about what happened, according to emails recently obtained by N.C. Policy Watch. “I have enjoyed getting to know you and consider you to be a [Continue Reading…]


Audit found Medicaid owed $350 million, while DHHS officials said program had surplus

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Lawmakers heard Monday that the state’s massive Medicaid program was in the hole at the end of last year’s fiscal year, despite prior statements by state health officials that the program finished that year with a surplus. The Medicaid program had $350 million in liabilities for 2013-14, not the surplus of $63.4 million [Continue Reading…]


Politicians took in more than $1 million from UNC Board of Governor hopefuls

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The candidates seeking appointments on the University of North Carolina’s governing board aren’t strangers to lawmakers – many of their names have repeatedly shown up on checks cashed to the politicians’ campaign accounts. The 30 people currently vying for appointment to the board and their immediate family members have contributed more than $1 million to [Continue Reading…]


The Class of 2015 – Representative Howard Hunter, III

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Name: state Rep. Howard Hunter III (Democrat) Occupation: owner of Hunter’s Funeral Homes District: Bertie, Gates, Hertford and Pasquotank counties Lives in: Ahoskie (Hertford County) From: Murfreesboro Family: wife Wanda Hunter (a school counselor); four children, two in college and two in elementary school Campaign website: http://www.hunter4house.org/ Hobbies: Fishing, playing [Continue Reading…]