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New Era For NC Medicaid: Cash On Hand Two Years In a Row PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 14 August 2015 05:24

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - After years of running in the red, North Carolina's Medicaid program for the poor has finished the fiscal year with cash on hand.

The Department of Health and Human Services reports Medicaid coffers had $130.7 million as of June 30.

This is the second consecutive year the Medicaid program has finished with cash on hand. The money has been turned back to the state's general operating fund, as the law requires.

 “This important accomplishment is a result of the prudent fiscal stewardship by our administration and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos," said Governor Pat McCrory in a statement announcing the surplus. “North Carolina's Medicaid budget is in far better shape, but there is still more work to be done to implement a long-term solution for our Medicaid program.”

 Prior to the past two fiscal years, the Medicaid program experienced shortfalls of nearly $2 billion over a four-year period.

State Building Commission To Discuss Capital Facilities Development and Management PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 13 August 2015 05:02

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The State Building Commission will meet August 25 to approve designer selections and discuss the state’s capital facilities development and management program.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at 301 N. Wilmington Street in Raleigh.

For more information, contact Alicia Lopez at 919-807-4072.

Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Thursday, August 13, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 13 August 2015 04:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Thursday, August 13, 2015, as released by his office.

12 Noon
NC Chamber of Commerce Conference on Education
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
(Empire Ballroom ABCD)
4700 Emperor Blvd.

PRESS:        OPEN to credentialed press only.

Note: Event begins at 7:45 a.m.

10 More Bills Become Law With Governor's Signature PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:06

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Gov. Pat McCrory has signed 10 bills into law. They range from changes to the state's medical examiner training process to authority over some local fees.

The new laws are:

H.B. 566 - A bill to amend the Eyewitness Identification Reform Act. The bill clarifies that law enforcement officers may be eyewitnesses. The bill defines and sets minimum standards for show-ups, a procedure used by law enforcement to determine whether an eyewitness is able to identify the perpetrator of a crime, and requires the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission to develop additional policies on the conduct of show-ups.
H.B. 724 - A bill to revise the membership of the North Carolina Medical Board by increasing the number of appointees by the Governor from five to six to provide that at least one physician assistant and at least one nurse practitioner must serve as members of the Board.
H.B. 814 - A bill to require the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to establish a medical examiner training program that includes training regarding Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), thereby enabling the state's medical examiners to identify deaths attributable to SUDEP.
H.B. 284 - A bill to clarify that imposition of a fine is not an allowable sanction for civil contempt.
H.B. 584 - A bill to amend the State Government Ethics Act to permit a covered person to mention their public position in certain letters of reference, responses to inquiries of potential employers, and in a letter written at the request of a person seeking employment. A "covered person" is a legislator, public servant, or judicial officer as identified by the State Ethics Commission.
H.B. 800 - A bill to make omnibus technical and clarifying changes to North Carolina's Motor Vehicle Dealers and Manufacturers Licensing Law.
S.B. 336 - A bill to amend the law governing estate planning and fiduciaries to amend the Uniform Trust Code and to establish a Uniform Powers of Appointment Act.
S.B. 386 - A bill to specify fees for filing instruments governed by the Uniform Commercial Code with registers of deeds.
H.B. 538 - A bill to make omnibus changes to statutes authorizing water and sewer authorities created under Article 1 of Chapter 162A.
S.B. 273 - A bill to authorize counties to reduce or waive interest or penalties on delinquent motor vehicle taxes for tax years prior to July 1, 2013.


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