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N.C. Health And Human Services To Unveil Medicaid Reform Proposal PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Monday, 17 March 2014 12:12

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It has been the subject of debate for months, and now the state's Health and Human Services department is ready to launch its reform plan.

 
A news conference is scheduled for Monday, March, at which senior administration officials will reportedly present its Medicaid Reform proposal to the General Assembly.
 
The department will hold a press conference for media to provide an overview of the plan. There will be a brief Q&A session following the presentation.
 
Who:           DHHS Senior Leadership
 
What:          Medicaid Reform proposal press conference
 
When:         Monday, March 17; 2:00 p.m.
 
Where:        Adams Building on the Dorothea Dix Campus
                          101 Blair Drive, Raleigh NC 27603
 
Media:          Please check in at the front desk.
                          Cameras need to be set up by 1:50 p.m.
 
RSVP:         Please RSVP to Kirsti Clifford at (919) 855-4840 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 12:13
 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Monday, March 17, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 17 March 2014 12:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Monday, March 17, 2014, as detailed by his office.

 
6:45 p.m.
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Annual Meeting of the Presidents Dinner
Vanderbilt Room, Inn on Biltmore Estate Hotel
One Antler Hill Road
Asheville
 
Open to Press
Last Updated on Monday, 17 March 2014 12:09
 
Environmental Commission Approves Changes To State Air Toxic Rules PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - North Carolina's rules for controlling toxic air pollution are changing. On Thursday the state Environmental Management Commission approved changes in an effort to reduce unnecessary regulatory burdens and improve government efficiency while maintaining protections for public health.

 
The announcement came in a statement from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The action came after the state legislature adopted changes during its 2012 session (Session Law 2012-91). 
 
DENR's statement said the legislature also directed the state Division of Air Quality to review the rules and determine whether further changes could be made to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden and increase efficient use of the state agency’s resources while maintaining protection of public health. 
 
The legislatively mandated rule changes would exempt most facilities from state air toxics rules if they comply with federal rules for controlling hazardous air pollutants, unless the agency director determines that their emissions pose unacceptable health risks. The changes alter some of the minimum requirements for facilities needing toxics evaluations and would exempt certain natural gas/propane combustion sources and emergency generators from the state rules. 
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:58
 
Emergency Management Crews Assess Storm Damage For Possible Federal Recovery Funds PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State and local emergency management officials have fanned out across North Carolina in an effort to determine if damage from last week's winter storm is sufficient to qualify for federal recovery money. 

 
The Triad and western portions of the Piedmont were hard hit March 6 and 7. The Triad received three to nine inches of snow, according to a Department of Public Safety news release. Ice of up to half an inch plagued part of the western Triangle, leaving thousand without power for days. 
 
In addition, Person/Rockingham County had 8-9 inches of snow, while Stokes had 4 inches.
 
“In terms of widespread power outages, this is the worst storm we’ve seen in more than a decade,” said N.C. Public Safety Secretary Frank L. Perry in a statement.  
 
Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:44
 
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