Archives: Dan Way

  • New BCBSNC payment plan focuses on patient health

    DURHAM — The state’s largest health insurance company is partnering with five of North Carolina’s major health systems in a pathbreaking, shared-risk payment model designed to improve the quality of patient care and drive down costs. Patrick Conway, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue…

  • GOP leaders ask to be added to voter ID lawsuit

    Republican legislative leaders say the NAACP deliberately omitted them from a federal lawsuit seeking to kill newly enacted voter ID legislation. They are asking the court to add them as defendants so they can fight to keep the law in place. Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham,…

  • Retiring Sen. Pate lauded for firm but genteel leadership

    Sen. Louis Pate (NCGA photo) Sen. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, is part of a vanishing breed of politician, friends and colleagues noted. He put his life on the line as a Vietnam combat veteran, but was a quintessential Southern gentleman who fought firmly but politely in the…

  • Harris expects state certification, says he has GOP backing in Congress

    Republican Rep.-elect Mark Harris says he expects a state court will certify him the winner of the disputed 9th U.S. Congressional District election. He will go to Washington despite what he considers political interference by a Democratic-controlled state elections board to scuttle his victory.

  • UNC-Chapel Hill athletics boosters want $98 million in state bonds

    UNC-Chapel Hill’s largest athletic booster club asked a state agency to approve $98 million in bonds for renovations to the Dean Smith Center and Kenan Stadium and construction of multiple new sports facilities. Skeptical members of the state board controlling the debt said not so fast.

  • Auditor singles out fiscal mismanagement by local governments

    State Auditor Beth Wood renewed her call to punish municipal officials who can’t keep their books straight. Lawmakers returning to Raleigh for the 2019 legislative long session might be asked to toughen enforcement measures. “If you want to be an incorporated town, then you’ve got to…

  • Ethics complaint against House Speaker Moore dismissed

    An ethics complaint cloud hanging over House Speaker Tim Moore for nearly a year has been lifted. Kim Strach, executive director of the now defunct Bipartisan State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement, filed notice of the dismissal…

  • Folwell reforms would boost payments to independent providers

    For years, independent health-care providers have resisted consolidation in the medical market. State Treasurer Dale Folwell hopes to lend them a hand with State Health Plan payment reforms. “We think the long-term success of health care in North Carolina is going to be based on independent…