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  • Republican Folwell questions Democrat Blue’s campaign reporting

    Republican state treasurer candidate Dale Folwell believes a series of errors on campaign finance paperwork submitted by Daniel Blue III raises questions about his Democratic opponent’s ability to manage the state’s pension and health care investment portfolios. Blue’s campaign says Folwell’s allegations show desperation. “ ‘It’s close enough for government…

  • State treasurer debate gets testy

    During a contentious debate Tuesday night, Republican state treasurer candidate Dale Folwell hammered repeatedly on the theme that the state health care plan is broke, the state pension plan is underperforming, and his Democratic opponent Dan Blue III attended fundraisers in New York City where Wall Street investment managers reap…

  • State pension underfunded, losing money

    Editor’s note: This story was updated after initial publication to include comments from Dan Blue III. North Carolina’s public employees retirement system is underfunded, bled more than $2 billion in red ink in the most recent 12-month period reported, and is outperformed by most other states, data show. Republican state treasurer…

  • Legislature will remain a prize

    Democrats are desperate to regain influence in Raleigh. Republicans are intent on maintaining it. The General Assembly will be one of this year’s most interesting political battlegrounds.

  • Next treasurer likely to face tougher scrutiny on outside employment

    An “ill-advised decision” by state Treasurer Janet Cowell to take positions on two outside corporate boards led to a discussion Thursday by the boards of trustees of the state’s pension plans on enacting secondary employment restrictions on future treasurers. “It’s in my opinion that there are no looming ethics breaches,…

  • Political Coin Lands On Its Edge

    Over all the 17 publicly released polls taken since early February about the governor's race, Roy Cooper gets an average of 43 percent of the vote to Pat McCrory’s 42 percent.

  • Cowell Wants More Pension Investments in Real Estate

    If the General Assembly approves State Treasurer Janet Cowell’s request for more flexibility in how it invests the state’s pension plan, North Carolina’s investment in real estate could be among the largest in the nation. The department wants to increase the percentage of real estate investments the pension plan can…