Moore talks Medicaid, ACC incentives

House Speaker Tim Moore has a more favorable view than his Senate counterpart on the N.C. Healthcare Association’s compromise offer on Certificate of Need regulations and Medicaid expansion.

Health Care

Moore talks Medicaid, ACC incentives

House Speaker Tim Moore has a more favorable view than his Senate counterpart on the N.C. Healthcare Association’s compromise offer on Certificate of Need regulations and Medicaid expansion.

N.C. Cancer Hospital renamed for Basnight

The occasion for Monday’s gathering of top current and former elected officials was the renaming of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital at UNC Health in Chapel Hill to honor the late Senate leader Marc Basnight.

Berger pans hospitals' proposal

Negotiations over Medicaid expansion and related regulatory challenges aren’t close to finished just yet.

Budget & Taxes

Tiny Ivanhoe gets new utility system

Speaking of Cooper and the state’s influx of federal funding, the governor spent Tuesday afternoon in the tiny Sampson County community known as Ivanhoe. He was there to promote a project you don’t often see: The creation of a brand new water distribution system to serve a rural community.

Businesses get state grants for innovative projects

The N.C. Board of Science, Technology & Innovation announced grant awards last week totaling $4.95 million to 101 small businesses. The One North Carolina Small Business Program helps companies that are seeking or have received money through the federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs, which are referred to as “America’s Seed Fund.”

Commission rejects Wilmington's 'Project Grace'

The N.C. Local Government Commission declined to support a public-private development partnership that aimed to reshape a downtown Wilmington block that houses the city’s main library.

Education

'Digital equity' grants launch with budget funding

Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration outlined details of a new “digital equity” grant program on Tuesday. The initiative seeks applications from state agencies that want to use a share of $24 million in federal American Rescue Plan dollars.

UNC looks to new uses for its RTP property

The UNC Board of Governors voted last week to add 111 acres of prime real estate in Research Triangle Park to its “millennial campus” designation that paves the way for public-private partnership development.

School panic alarms coming soon

The N.C. Division of Emergency Management is making progress on a school panic alarm program after a series of delays.

Elections

Campaign Spotlight: House District 103

Rep. Rachel Hunt’s decision to run for Senate instead of re-election created an open contest in a corner of Mecklenburg County that makes for one of the blue county’s few remaining competitive districts.

Poll Watch: Tight Senate race numbers

A pair of new polls released Thursday both show an extremely tight U.S. Senate race between Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd.

Reives attacks attack ads

House Democratic Leader Robert Reives says his opponent’s attack ads have gone too far, “dragging in” his family members as the campaign for his House seat in Chatham and Randolph counties heats up.