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For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 7, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today announced $350,000 in grants to preserve and enhance the environment in western North Carolina through the Environmental Enhancement Grant (EEG) program. Across the state, Attorney General Stein will award nearly $3 million in grants to 27 grantees. […]

Friday, October 8, 2021 Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic student loan programs have been subject to many changes, including multiple servicers transferring their loan portfolios to other companies. Navient, one of the largest federal student loan servicers, announced last month that it will transfer its student loan portfolio to Maximus, another servicer affiliated […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 7, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a complaint against the U.S. Postal Service with the Postal Regulatory Commission over Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10-year Postal Service plan. Attorney General Stein and a coalition of 20 attorneys general assert that DeJoy adopted the […]

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein and a bipartisan coalition of 52 attorneys general expressed strong support for U.S. Senate hearings about youth social media use and the safety concerns for children and teens using social media. Attorney General Stein is responsible for enforcing […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 30, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today filed a friend-of-the-court brief arguing that states have the right to enact reasonable, age-based gun protections to keep people safe and prevent gun violence. Attorney General Stein joined a coalition of 20 attorneys general defending a Pennsylvania […]

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 30, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today released the following statement after Duke Energy announced it was voluntarily extending its moratorium on utility disconnections through March 2022 for customers who qualify for energy assistance funding programs. “I commend Duke Energy for prioritizing the health […]

Attorney General Josh Stein September 2021 Over the past year and a half of this pandemic, we’ve all been more worried than ever about our loved ones’ health and safety. Unfortunately, at the same time, scammers are looking for ways to take our money. These criminals exploit fake familial bonds by tricking our grandparents and […]

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein announced that Brittany White of Charlotte pleaded guilty to medical assistance provider fraud in Mecklenburg County Superior Court. She was sentenced to four to 14 months in prison and ordered to pay $23,401.05 in restitution. The active sentence was […]

For Immediate Release: Friday, September 24, 2021 Contact: Nazneen Ahmed (919) 716-0060 (RALEIGH) Attorney General Josh Stein today urged the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to fix the broken Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and make loan forgiveness a reality for public servants across the country. “The federal government promised millions of young people […]

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 Even though North Carolina avoided the direct impact of Hurricane Ida, North Carolinians can still fall victim to its effects. The hurricane provides an opportunity for dishonest car dealers who prey on unsuspecting customers by selling them flood-damaged cars. A car with pre-existing water damage is not easy to identify, especially […]