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NC appeals court sides with state retirees

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A North Carolina appeals court says former state Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake and other retired state employees can continue their legal fight over health insurance coverage. Full story...
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NC treasurer says health plan strong financially

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State employees and retirees may avoid higher insurance premiums in 2015 because North Carolina's public-employee health insurance plan is spending less on patients than expected. Full story...
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Panel says NC should spread pension decisions

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A commission is recommending that North Carolina lawmakers change how the state's $86 billion pension system for teachers and state workers handles investments. Full story...
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NC nurses, law officers among those getting raises

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More than 3,200 North Carolina state employees have received pay increases from a special fund created by the General Assembly to adjust salaries to retain workers in high-demand fields and for increased job responsibilities. Full story...
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NC budget director cites teacher pay in planning

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videoThe administration of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is forming a budget proposal for the next fiscal year that could boost the salaries of teachers and state employees. Full story...
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Problems persist with NC State Health Plan

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North Carolina officials say thousands of current and retired state workers are still having problems with their State Health Plan coverage. Full story...
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McCrory signs health care, NC employee bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a new law will help North Carolina consumers make better health care decisions and help his administration run state government more effectively. Full story...
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NC employees' group balks at gov't worker changes

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Republican lawmakers are willing to help Gov. Pat McCrory change laws determining how state government employees are managed, hired and fired. Full story...
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McCrory attends his 1st NC employee King service

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Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina can achieve the goals of equality that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sought through education and unleashing the potential of each individual. Full story...
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NC Senate spends less than House in budget changes

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North Carolina state Senate leaders are taking a more cautious approach to proposed budget adjustments than the House by spending less and setting aside more money in reserve in case Medicaid costs get out of hand. Full story...
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NC employee groups spending to back Coleman

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A union representing North Carolina state employees and the union's affiliates have spent several times what Linda Coleman's campaign spent on her own bid for lieutenant governor to try to help her win Tuesday's primary. Full story...
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Report: NC retirement plan is sound, isn't cushy

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The Legislature's watchdog agency says North Carolina's pension plan for teachers and state employees is well funded and is not considered lavish when compared with similar retirement systems in other states. Full story...
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Audit: NC could be overpaying in health claims

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A new audit says North Carolina's state health plan for workers could be overpaying millions of dollars a year because of shoddy tracking of medical claims. Full story...
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Auditors critical of NC health plan contract

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State auditors say North Carolina's health insurance plan for workers could have saved more than $1 million if it had written a better contract with a hospital and monitored rates more closely. Full story...
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Another NC state employee health plan change OK'd

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The General Assembly has finalized a substitute plan to close a funding gap for the health insurance plan for North Carolina employees, retirees and their dependents that still could face a veto from Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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