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As reported by CNBC:
“US says Medicaid enrollment jumps by 3 million under Obamacare
At least 3 million more people were enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP programs by the end of February than before the beginning of Obamcare sign-ups, … Read More...

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270 Charlotte kids impacted by the genius of the market

There is another powerful example this week of why privatizing public education is a lousy idea. As has been reported by the Charlotte Observer, 270 K-8 students are being dumped from the ironically named StudentFirst Academy charter school next … Read More...

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Is Duke Energy hiding behind the grand jury?

The parties in the civil enforcement cases against Duke Energy for coal ash clean up at the company’s Asheville and Riverbend plants will be back in court tomorrow battling over whether Duke Energy can claim the pending criminal grand jury … Read More...

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Lunch links: an escape from the daily grind

Hope everyone’s enjoying their lunch, and this glorious spring weather, today.
First, the Charlotte Observer had this intriguing article about claims that a Charlotte hotel representative was able to cut corners obtaining a liquor license.
Also in Charlotte, StudentFirst Academy, … Read More...

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State lawmakers holding tight to their privilege in voting rights cases

The battle over the disclosure of information relating to the passage of controversial voting law changes last summer continues in federal court, as state lawmakers yesterday filed an objection to a magistrate’s  

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Breaking: troubled Charlotte charter school StudentFirst to close next week

This just in from the Charlotte Observer‘s education reporter Ann Doss Helms on the closing of StudentFirst Academy in Charlotte:
The troubled StudentFirst Academy charter school will close at the end of next week, parents learned at an

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Walton family spends big on school vouchers in North Carolina

The Walton Family Foundation, known for supporting vouchers, charters, and other school privatization initiatives across the country, paid $710,000 to NC-based school voucher advocacy group Parents for Educational Freedom NC (PEFNC) in 2013, an increase of more than $100,000 over … Read More...

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Editorial: McCutcheon decision compounds the Citizens United disaster

This morning’s lead editorial in Raleigh’s News & Observer gets it right on the U.S. Supreme Court’s latest campaign finance decision in favor of big money:
“Voting 5-4 along ideological lines, the high court said in McCutcheon v. FEC that … Read More...

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Court of Appeals denies request to block stay of school voucher program

The state Court of Appeals today denied the request by parents who intervened in the school voucher case to delay a stay of the program entered by Superior Court Judge Robert H.

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