Category: Health Care & Human Services

  • Rematch (for fourth time) in Western N.C. HD 119 between incumbent Clampitt, challenger Queen

    N.C. House District 119 (Swain and Jackson counties, part of Haywood County) • Mike Clampitt, Republican (one-term incumbent). Occupation: Retired firefighter. Education: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, fire science and technology.  Career highlights: Sergeant-at-arms in the N.C. General Assembly. Charlotte Fire Department captain. • Joe Sam Queen, Democrat. Occupation: Architect. Education:…

  • SW Wake HD 37 considered a battleground in three-way race

    House District 37 (covers southern Wake County bordering Johnston, Harnett, and Chatham counties.) • John Adcock, Republican (appointed incumbent). Occupation: Attorney, small business owner. Education: Appalachian State University, double major bachelor’s degrees in community/regional planning and geography. The Catholic University of America, master’s in international affairs. Cecil C. Humphreys…

  • Outcome of 13th Congressional District race could indicate who controls House

    N.C. 13th U.S. Congressional District (Southwestern half of Guilford County, and parts of Forsyth, Davidson, Davie, Rowan, and Iredell counties.) • Ted Budd, Republican (first-term incumbent). Education: Appalachian State University, bachelor’s degree in business management. Wake Forest University, MBA. Dallas Theological Seminary, master’s in educational leadership. Career highlights: The Budd…

  • Weathering the storm through bold leadership 

    If we learned one thing during the devastation and recovery from Hurricanes Florence and Michael, it’s that setting aside more than $2 billion in savings for a rainy day was a very good idea. But that $2 billion didn’t just magically appear. It came from hard decisions, focused…

  • State gets waiver from D.C. to implement Medicaid managed care

    North Carolina has received federal approval to transition to a cost-saving, whole-health Medicaid managed care system that will take the state out of the day-to-day management of the government insurance program for the elderly, disabled, and poor. The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services signed…

  • Holding, Coleman square off in debate over tightly contested 2nd CD

    2nd  U.S. Congressional District (includes all of Franklin, Harnett, and Nash counties, and portions of Johnston, Wake, and Wilson counties.) George Holding, Republican. (one-term incumbent, served two terms in 13th Congressional District). Education: Wake Forest University degrees in classics and law. Occupation: Congressman. Career highlights: Member of House…

  • We can’t go back, and that’s the problem 

    During the “dog days” of summer, in what was likely an opening salvo of the 2020 presidential campaign, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts introduced a proposal to alter American capitalism radically. If enacted, large firms would have to incorporate at the federal level and live by a charter that forces…