The Department of Health and Human Services reversed course late Thursday night and told local health departments to resume issuing vouchers for the WIC program which provides food to mothers and their children. The announcement came after The N&O inquired Thursday afternooon about DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos’ comments that the federal money had dried up. State budget director Art Pope had told The N&O that there was money available. NC was the only state that ended its WIC program. Read the full story.
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The nonprofit web site North Carolina Health News reported this week that in January, McCrory’s then-Medicaid Director, Carol Steckel, edited out additional data provided by her agency staff for a proposed response to the audit that showed the state’s administrative costs were actually below average. Read the full story.
But we don’t know if they were given tickets, reassigned or just had their donuts taken away as Patrol spokesman 1st Sgt. Jeff Gordon would not disclose whether or how the troopers were disciplined or provide other details, such as their names.
The “20/20” segment, which aired last week, looked at speeding troopers around the country but focused on Raleigh, including one trooper who got off the interstate and traveled 80 mph en route to a Dunkin’ Donuts. Read the full story.
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