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Morning Roundup: McCrory guarded about his stance on healthcare exchanges

Gov.-elect Pat McCrory remains guarded about what he intends to do after Gov. Bev Perdue's decision to set up a state-federal health exchange. In a statement Thursday, he said Perdue's decision gives him flexibility. Other Republican leaders blasted Perdue's decision. 

McCrory said he would talk to other Republican governors Friday. His campaign buddy S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley rejected a state exchange Thursday. More details here.

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--Erskine Bowles is reportedly saying -- again -- he would turn down any offer to become the next U.S. Treasury secretary, according to at least two media reports Thursday.

Gov. Perdue says North Carolina will work with feds on health care exchange

Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday that North Carolina would establish a health care exchange in partnership with the federal government.

“North Carolina is moving forward with implementing a process that provides much needed health insurance for every citizen,” Perdue said in a statement. “It is critical for our state to participate in decisions that affect our state’s citizens. We will not cede total control to the federal government. It remains my goal to pursue a state-based plan.”

Check back for more details. Read her letter to the feds here.

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