GOP mayor: Expand Medicaid or ‘more will die’ A mayor in NC tells fellow Republicans, “You can’t let hospitals close and people die to prove a point.” Ari Melber talks to Rev. William Barber and Jonathan Gruber–MBNBC

TONIGHT AT 10PM ON MSNBC the Republican mayor of Belhaven will be back on The Last Word discussing the need for Medicaid expansion.

GOP mayor: Expand Medicaid or ‘more will die’

A mayor in NC tells fellow Republicans, “You can’t let hospitals close and people die to prove a point.” Ari Melber talks to Rev. William Barber and Jonathan Gruber. (Source: Read more)

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NC, US Legislative Openings A Topic For Lawmakers

Lawmakers come and go from North Carolina’s General Assembly and congressional delegation. Now some elected leaders wonder whether it’s time to change how to replace those who resign midterm or die in office.

The legislature directed an elections oversight committee to examine the rules for filling vacancies among the state’s U.S. House seats and to the state House and Senate, and report back by early next year.

Vacancies are getting attention as candidates and voters in portions of six Piedmont counties from Greensboro to Charlotte learn details about a special election to choose a successor to Democratic U.S. Rep. Mel Watt. He planned to resign Monday after more than 20 years in Congress and become chief of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, Watt’s office said. (More)