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ANDY JACKSON: Common Cause brief exposes their partisan intent

Not satisfied with the results of court-ordered redistricting on September 17, a national progressive group is trying to force a redrawing of some of North Carolina’s legislative districts further in favor of Democrats. Common Cause, a national progressive organization whose major donors include George Soros and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is one of the main plaintiffs in...


BRIAN BALFOUR: Who would really bear the burden of the hospital tax to pay for Medicaid expansion?

Gov. Cooper has insisted that North Carolina can expand its Medicaid program “without any additional state tax dollars.” But Cooper’s own budget proposal for FY 2019-20, says that the state share of the costs would be “paid by hospitals and health plans.” How would they fund the state share of expansion? By paying a new tax.