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Morning Roundup: Mental health deal in limbo, Mary Easley's pension doubles

Future treatment for as many as 3,000 Wake County people with mental illness remains in limbo as the county works to complete a partnership with UNC Health Care and the Alliance managed care organization. Full story here.

More political headlines from the weekend:

--N.C. State University has reached an out-of-court settlement with former First Lady Mary Easley over her abrupt firing three years ago in a deal that more than doubled her state pension payment, according to interviews and documents.

--North Carolina's utilities regulator was scheduled Monday to endorse a settlement ending its investigation into whether Duke Energy misled officials before they approved its takeover of its largest rival.

--A raft of new laws addressing crime and punishment take effect on Saturday, including a move widening a three-year-old North Carolina statute criminalizing cyberbullying to protect school employees.

--Gov. Bev Perdue will ask state leaders to lease the 325-acre Dorothea Dix Hospital campus to the city of Raleigh for as much as $68million over 75 years, a decade-in-the-making deal to create a destination park near downtown.


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Good for mary

if the stupid taxpayers are willing to pay then why not?

Go for it!

Reminds me of when I was the last in a restarant one night and they gave me two extra ribeyes they had left over.

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