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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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Legislature makes new deal on state worker insurance

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The General Assembly has reached a new agreement on how to close a half billion-dollar funding gap for North Carolina's state employee health insurance plan for the next two years. But it's not yet clear whether Gov. Bev Perdue will go along two weeks after she vetoed an earlier package. Full story...
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Still no NC state insurance plan agreement reached

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North Carolina lawmakers are going home for the weekend without an agreement on premiums for the health insurance plan for state workers, teachers and retirees. Full story...
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NC state worker health plan changes get final OK

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Higher co-pays, deductibles and mandated monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers are in Republican-penned legislation receiving final approval at the Legislature and headed to Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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$515 million proposal would save NC health plan

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North Carolina state employees and school teachers would pay a monthly premium for their own coverage for the first time and face higher co-pays and deductibles to keep the health plan solvent in legislation given initial approval by the Senate. Full story...
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Plan puts NC health insurance on chopping block

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Most of North Carolina's state workers, teachers and retirees would pay more for health insurance but get fewer benefits under a half-billion-dollar change being considered by lawmakers. Full story...
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