Oct 1, 2012

NC Politics in the News - October 1, 2012

A candidate for the North Carolina House has received the title "representative" before the fall election.
A defining question in the governor’s race will affect the pocketbooks of every North Carolina resident: Who should pay taxes and how much?
A new Civitas Poll of likely voters shows that Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory has an 11 percentage-point lead over the Democrat in the race, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton.
North Carolina's statewide judicial elections rarely get big headlines. They may be fewer this fall because the ballot and political talk are dominated by more familiar and expensive campaigns.
Republican NC House District 1 candidate Bob Steinburg has been charged with assault after an altercation with his opponent’s campaign manager Thursday night in Hertford.
A Lee County commissioner who described himself as "a pro-energy, pro-drilling, pro-business advocate" was elected Friday to serve as chairman of North Carolina's new fracking oversight panel.
Large nonprofit hospitals in North Carolina are dramatically inflating prices on chemotherapy drugs at a time when they are cornering more of the market on cancer care, an investigation by the Observer and The News & Observer of Raleigh has found.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Congress’ leading critic of nonprofit abuses, has asked three of North Carolina’s largest hospitals to share information about their use of a rapidly growing discount drug program, saying they don’t appear to be passing along the “massive” savings to patients.
On the day that North Carolina was passed over for the next big-budget Marvel production, a group of film industry leaders said they would focus their efforts on educating N.C. General Assembly newcomers on the job gains the state has made since sweetening its film incentive program.
Beginning this week drivers will need to pay extra attention when hitting the roads, keeping an eye out for maintenance or utility work. A new state law goes into effect Monday adding that group of workers to the state's "move over" traffic safety law.
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