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COLUMN: In the IStation saga, Mark Johnson’s failings get a big stage

COLUMN: In the IStation saga, Mark Johnson’s failings get a big stage

By Billy Ball, NC POLICY WATCH If North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson ever fizzled in his lustrous perch in DPI’s corner office, his sharpest critics surmised, he would be failed by his extraordinarily limited bona fides. After all, when it comes to Johnson’s background – two years in a Charlotte classroom via Teach for America, […]

New statewide campaign celebrates transformative impact of North Carolina’s person-first, community-based approach to public behavioral health

New statewide campaign celebrates transformative impact of North Carolina’s person-first, community-based approach to public behavioral health

RALEIGH, N.C.  — Leaders from the state’s seven local management entity/managed care organizations (LME/MCOs) and two large provider groups that deliver high-quality behavioral and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) care to North Carolinians in all 100 counties have formed a new alliance: the Partnership for Community Well-Being. Together, the Partnership is launching the statewide #CareForNC campaign to focus on […]

Hofeller files: Lawmakers lied to federal court in 2017, preventing NC from getting special election

Hofeller files: Lawmakers lied to federal court in 2017, preventing NC from getting special election

By Melissa Boughton, NC POLICY WATCH ______________________________________________________________________ The 2011 North Carolina legislative maps are among the largest racial gerrymanders ever encountered by a federal court, and the state could have held a special election under new voting districts, but GOP lawmakers lied about needing more time to draw them, according to documents from deceased mapmaker […]

Guest Column: The price NC is paying for Tillis’s loyalty to Trump

Guest Column: The price NC is paying for Tillis’s loyalty to Trump

By Rob Schofield, NC Policy Watch  The spectacle of Senator Thom Tillis’s spiritless kowtowing to Donald Trump in recent months has truly been something to behold. It wasn’t that long ago that Tillis was talking big about the need for humane immigration reform policies and the need to combat efforts to undermine investigations into Russian […]