Sam Hieb

Contributing Editor

Posts by Sam Hieb (page 3)

  • JLF’s Becki Gray cited in Forbes article on N.C. Medicaid expansion budget standoff

    Forbes’ Patrick Gleason on North Carolina’s budget standoff over Medicaid expansion: Lawmakers in North Carolina, named by CNBC last week as the nation’s best economy, and Governor Roy Cooper (D) will return to Raleigh next week to see if they can work out a budget deal more than two…
    Sam Hieb, July 15, 2019
  • Cone Health exec calls SHP board memebrs ‘sorry SOBs’

    Greensboro News & Record obtains an angry (to say the least) email by a Cone Health executive blasting lawmakers– and state Treasurer Dale Folwell—over changes to the State Health Plan: Cone’s assistant director of finance Frank Kauder said in a July 1 message to the health plan’s mostly…
    Sam Hieb, July 11, 2019
  • Panthers leadership is “beyond talk” on MLS in Charlotte

    Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper is “is trying to catapult Charlotte to the front of Major League Soccer’s expansion line, promising a level of success matched by few MLS cities,” while chief operating officer Mark Hart says “this is now beyond talk. This is action.” This…
    Sam Hieb, July 10, 2019
  • Winston-Salem dragging its heels on Dixie Classic Fair name change

    Sometimes this happens–citizens and the media get all worked up over an issue and then it just goes on the back burner for a while, if not forever. That seems to be the case even more in the Trump era. So it goes for calls to change the name of…
    Sam Hieb, July 9, 2019
  • Mecklenburg County sales tax referendum: ‘Going to be a big mess’

    Charlotte Observer analyzes the chances of Mecklenburg County’s proposed sales tax hike passing. County commissioners put the quarter-cent sales tax hike–which would funds arts and parks– on the ballot last week. Let’s start with the money quote from Commissioner Pat Cotham, who voted against putting the referendum on the…
    Sam Hieb, July 8, 2019
  • Mecklenburg ‘arts and parks’ 1/4-cent sales tax hike on the ballot

    Charlotte Observer reports Mecklenburg County commissioners voted 7-2 Tuesday to put a sales tax referendum on the Nov. 5 ballot. If approved, the quarter-cent hike would raise the county’s sales tax to 7.50 percent. The expected $50 million per year would go toward “arts and parks.” But voter…
    Sam Hieb, July 3, 2019
  • High Point makes the big time

    NYT parachutes into High Point to take a look at the new taxpayer-funded baseball stadium, which city leaders hope will revitalize downotwn: On a recent evening, the Rockers were getting ready for a professional baseball game at BB&T Point, the new multipurpose stadium in High Point, a small…
    Sam Hieb, July 2, 2019
  • Hood on Cooper’s Medicaid gambit

    JLF chairman John Hood analyzes the ‘mixed signals’ Gov. Roy Cooper is getting on his job performance via polls conducted by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling and the conservative Civitas Institute. In the final third of the article, Hood get down to brass tacks: When Democrats broke the…
    Sam Hieb, July 1, 2019