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Problem Solved: USDA Confirms Food Stamp Requirements Met By State PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:01

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos is thanking state and local government staff for pitching in with a concentrated effort to end the backlog of food stamp applications and certifications. Her comments come in the wake of news from the U.S. Deparment of Agriculture that the state has met the federal requirements to catch up.

 
According to HHS, the USDA acknowledged compliance in a letter received earlier this week.
 
"We are pleased that the USDA has acknowledged our commitment to North Carolina's most vulnerable citizens," said Secretary Wos in a statement.  "I offer a sincere thank you to the state and county staff for their outstanding work and dedication, and I look forward to continuing our joint efforts to sustain timely processing of food stamp cases."
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 10:02
 
Deadline Approaches To Apply For State Eugenics Victim Compensation PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:24

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It is a stain on the state's history, but now, efforts are well underway to compensate the living victims of North Carolina's eugenics program, under which several thousand North Carolinians were forcibly sterilized against their will. 

 
The state believes nearly 7,600 people were sterilized and that roughly 3,000 are still alive.
 
The program officially operated well into the 1970s.
 
Last year, the Republican-led General Assembly passed Senate Bill 402. The bill, signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory, appropriated $10 million in compensation to be divided equally amongst the total number of certified claimants.  
 
The deadline to apply for compensation is June 20, according to the stae Department of Administration's Office of Justice for Sterilization Victims, which oversees the program.
 
As of March 31, 2014, the Office has received 376 claim forms from potential Eugenics Board sterilization victims. Nearly 200 of those claim forms have been forwarded to the state's Industrial Commission to determine whether the claimants are eligible for compensation. 
 
For more information, including claim forms, call 919-807-4270.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 April 2014 09:26
 
Environmental Review Commission To Discuss Dan River Coal Ash Spill PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 05:51

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Next week's meeting of the state's Environmental Review Commission will include a discussion of the February 2 release of coal ash from the Duke Energy Dan River station into the Dan River.

 
The group will meet Tuesday, April 22 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh.
 
A legislative notice says the group will the long-term management of coal ash in the state and will hear a presentation on the recovery of costs by electric power suppliers. 
 
A public comment period will also be observed. Those who want to participate in the comment period should contact Rebecca Matthews at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and include name and organization.
 
The deadline is April 21.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 April 2014 05:51
 
Gov. McCrory To Hold News Conference Tuesday Afternoon PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:48

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Tuesday, April 15, 2014, as released by his office.

 
2 p.m.
 
Press Conference
Roosevelt Room, DoubleTree Brownstone Inn
1707 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
 
Open to credentialed press only.
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 07:49
 
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