By Julie Havlak, Carolina Journal News Service RALEIGH — Lawmakers are fighting to help small businesses afford health insurance, but they’re running out of time. As the pandemic and the shutdowns wreck the economy, thousands of North Carolinians continue to lose their insurance. North Carolina has nearly 1.2 million uninsured residents. Gov. Roy Cooper and his allies…

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by Julie Havlak Each week, staff at Carolina Journal looks back at the week in N.C. politics and chooses several interesting, relevant stories you may have missed. Biden appointee: The Biden administration is tapping North Carolina’s top environmental official to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, according to multiple reports. Michael Regan, secretary of the N.C.…

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Multiple media outlets are reporting that Joe Biden plans to nominate Michael Regan, the current Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environment Quality (NCDEQ), to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Governor Roy Cooper appointed Regan to his current post in 2017. As of this post, Regan is not yet listed among…

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