NCDP Clips June 4, 2013

Brad Miller joins the Center for American Progress, Moral Monday protests continue to grow, more raises for McCrory administration personnel, plus a telling report on the cost of rejecting Medicaid expansion

N.C. DEMS

WRAL: Former Rep. Martin returns to House
Martin served four terms in the House before deciding in February 2012 not to seek a fifth term because redistricting put him and Ross into the same district. Ross’ resignation took effect June 1. Martin was scheduled to be sworn in Monday night.
http://www.wral.com/former-rep-martin-returns-to-house/12511471/

DOME: Brad Miller joins DC think tank
Former Rep. Brad Miller will join the Washington-based Center for American Progress as a senior fellow for economic policy. Miller, a Raleigh Democrat, will work with the housing finance and policy team on foreclosure prevention, neighborhood stabilization, and housing-finance reform, s well as on broader financial-services issues and systemic risk concerns.
http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/brad_miller_joins_dc_think_tank

MOSAIC Magazine: After campaign and convention, Political Director’s goal is to revamp Democratic Party
“Republicans took control of the state for the first time in over 150 years this past election,” says Wilson. “So it is vital for us as a political party to first rebuild the party from the ground up.” Considering the success with hosting the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, it seems Wilson knows what needs to be done.
http://www.mosaic-magazine.com/June-2013/Political-force/

MORAL MONDAY

ABC 11: NAACP protest against North Carolina GOP policies draws 1,000
More than 100 people were arrested Monday at the largest demonstration yet of the North Carolina NAACP’s weeks-long protest of the conservative policies of the Republican-led General Assembly.
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9124987

WRAL: More than 150 arrested at ‘Mega Moral Monday’ protest
A growing group of protesters converged on the state legislature Monday, in what some are calling "Mega Moral Monday," to protest the agenda of the Republican-led General Assembly.
http://www.wral.com/-mega-moral-monday-protests-heat-up-outside-legislature/12511141/

MCCRORY ADMIN

DOME: Big raise for DHHS budget manager
On March 8, Gov. Pat McCrory told state agencies to hold off giving raises because the state needed money to pay for Medicaid. About five weeks later, the budget director at Department of Health and Human Services received a $30,660 raise.
http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/big_raise_for_dhhs_budget_manager

REDISTRICTING

WRAL: NC redistricting maps subject of 2-day trialIssues of race while drawing North Carolina’s current legislative and congressional districts will be front and center in a brief trial involving pending redistricting litigation. A three-judge panel planned to hear testimony and arguments for two days starting Tuesday in Raleigh.
http://www.wral.com/nc-redistricting-maps-subject-of-2-day-trial/12512472/

MEDICAID

HUFFINGTON POST: Medicaid Expansion Denial Will Cost States Billions: Report
States that refuse to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law not only will deny health coverage to poor residents and lose access to a huge influx of federal dollars, they also will see increased spending on uninsured people’s unpaid medical bills, according to a new report by the Rand Corp., a consulting firm.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/03/medicaid-expansion_n_3367301.html

FASHION BLOG-GATE

WRAL: Holloway ‘done with’ fashion blog story
Despite a long and growing list of highly improbable coincidences, Rep. Bryan Holloway, R-Stokes, is standing by his claim that he’s not the writer of menswear blog "WASP 101."
http://www.wral.com/holloway-done-with-fashion-blog-story/12511859/

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Micah Beasley, Press Secretary
North Carolina Democratic Party
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Twitter: @Micah4NC

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