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Posted by Lynn Bonner on September 2, 2014
The State Employees Association of North Carolina filed a complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission over a possible pay to play relationship between state Treasurer Janet Cowell and Erskine and Crandall Bowles.
At issue is a 2011 fundraiser for Cowell and a later decision by her office to have Carousel Capital help invest state pension funds. The private investment firms website lists Erskine Bowles, a former UNC system president and U.S. Senate candidate, as senior adviser.
The SEC prohibits an investment adviser from providing advice for compensation to a government client for two years after the adviser or particular executives make contributions to elected officials or candidates.
Posted by Benjamin Brown on September 2, 2014
A newly formed legislative subcommittee will take initial steps Wednesday in evaluating whether Medicaid should stand alone as its own state agency.
Posted by John Frank on September 2, 2014
Even as all eyes focus on the November election, the 2016 campaign season is quietly getting underway.
Posted by T. Keung Hui on September 2, 2014
The banning of Toni Morrison’s “The Bluest Eye” from East Wake High School following a parental complaint takes place at a time when conservative groups have cited the book as a reason to not use the Common Core.
Posted by Craig Jarvis on September 2, 2014
Four NC Republican state lawmakers facing active opponents in re-election campaigns this year are getting a thank-you from Americans for Prosperity, targeting women voters.
Posted by Lynn Bonner on August 29, 2014
The State Employees Association of North Carolina released its list of endorsed legislative candidates Friday, and the employees are clearly showing their range. What can you say about a list that includes both Senate leader Phil Berger, the Eden Republican who is one of the forces behind the state's conservative trajectory, and Sen. Terry Van Duyn, an Asheville Democrat who was arrested in a "Moral Monday" protest last year?
Posted by Craig Jarvis on August 29, 2014
A fired NC prison health-care official filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a law passed last year that took away North Carolina state employees' ability to appeal if their job is reclassified as exempt from civil service protections.