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Dec 3, 2018

NC Politics in the News

Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


Education

GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD: Margaret Spellings reflects on UNC accomplishments, board oversight and political passions
Margaret Spellings will head back to Texas when her tenure as UNC system president ends Jan. 15, but for now, she’s a little wistful about the things she will miss.


 

Environment

WUNC: NC DEQ Seeking Public Input On Proposed Settlement With Chemours
The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment over the next few weeks on a proposed consent order with a chemical company responsible for polluting the Cape Fear River and private wells near its Fayetteville plant.


Healthcare

THE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER: NC health care provider says 2 million affected by data breach
A North Carolina-based health provider says more than 2 million of its patients may have had personal information compromised in a data breach of billing information.

THE PILOT: State Treasurer Seeking Greater Transparency on Health Costs
State Treasurer Dale Folwell is pushing for a new payment system for the 720,000 or so members of the State Health Plan, which provides benefits for state employees, retirees and lawmakers, and many of their dependents. 


Transportation

TRIANGLE BUSINESS JOURNAL: Public records show how legislators, Cooper responded when CSX's terminal plans were in doubt
Public records released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s Office show he played an active role in the effort to keep CSX’s interest in Edgecombe County.


Voter ID

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM: Voter ID bill moves ahead
The N.C. Voter Photo ID Bill has passed the state Senate and looks to easily clear the House with local Republican lawmakers saying it is necessary and Democratic opponents maintaining the bill is another form of voter suppression.