Tag:Rep. Greg Murphy

  • Murphy easily wins 3rd Congressional District runoff

    In a runoff election featuring two physicians, Greenville surgeon and state Rep. Greg Murphy easily defeated Kinston pediatrician Joan Perry for the Republican nomination in the 3rd U.S. Congressional District. At 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, the State Board of Elections reported Murphy led Perry, 60%-40%. He advances to…

  • Trump’s first-day actions make Medicaid expansion less likely

    An executive order by President Donald Trump along with a regulatory freeze announced by his chief of staff place new barriers between Gov. Roy Cooper and his plan to expand Medicaid in North Carolina, experts say. A restraining order issued in federal court is blocking Gov. Roy Cooper’s $6 billion…

  • Some in GOP open to limited Medicaid expansion

    Even though Gov. Roy Cooper’s request to expand North Carolina’s Medicaid program unilaterally has been halted in federal court, some GOP lawmakers say they are open to considering a limited enrollment increase. “I sense no appetite in the legislature to expand Medicaid per se,” said state Rep. Craig Horn,…