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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Even With Compromise, State Health Plan Faces Bankruptcy

State eventually may dump employees into federal health care program

RALEIGH (By Sara Burrows, Carolina Journal Online) —
North Carolina state employees soon will have to pitch in a bit more for their health insurance, but that won’t be enough to save the State Health Plan For Teachers and State Employees from insolvency, says one budget expert.

In an effort to salvage the program, which faces a $30 billion unfunded liability, Senate Republicans in March introduced a Senate Bill 265, putting the state health plan under the control of the state treasurer and requiring state employees to pay a monthly premium for health insurance. Gov. Bev Perdue vetoed the bill, calling it a pay cut for teachers and other state employees.

Republicans then introduced and passed a second bill, Senate Bill 323, delaying the monthly premium for some employees for a year or so. Perdue is expected to sign the bill anytime now.


Anonymous Liz Smith said...

Bully Pulpit is now defined in terms of President Theodore Roosevelt's reference. It also State eventually may dump employees into federal health care program. The state health also faces bankruptcy.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:28:00 PM  

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