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President Trump Thanks Speaker Moore For State Of The Union Invitation PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 22 January 2019 10:52
President Donald J. Trump called state House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland)  following Moore’s invitation for the president to deliver his second State of the Union address in the North Carolina House of Representatives last week.  
 
President Trump called Moore just after 8 p.m. on Monday evening after the Speaker’s office received word the commander-in-chief would be in touch earlier that afternoon.  The two spoke for about ten minutes.  
 
“President Trump said he was appreciative of the invitation and supported what we are doing here in North Carolina for our economy,” Moore said.  
   
President Trump thanked Speaker Moore for the invitation to deliver his State of the Union speech in North Carolina and said his team was still determining when the speech would take place.   
 
Moore said he thought moving forward with the annual address in a new location would help leaders in Washington D.C. resolve the budget impasse.  
 
 
 
Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 11:10
 
Governor Cooper And NJ Governor Urge President To Fund SNAP For U.S. Coast Guard PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 21 January 2019 11:18
Governor Cooper and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today sent a letter  to President Donald Trump, urging his administration to allow U.S. Coast Guard servicemembers to receive federal food assistance through a Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) fund. Due to the partial government shutdown, Coast Guard servicemembers have not been paid since December 31, 2018.
 
“As governors of states that many of our nation’s maritime first responders call home, we write to you today to express our concerns for our U.S. Coast Guard’s servicemembers due to the federal government’s partial shutdown,” the governors wrote. “If this partisan gamesmanship must continue, we urge you to help our Coast Guard servicemembers avoid enduring any additional difficulty and pain by creating a separate fund that allows their families to receive federal food assistance through the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP).”
 
Cooper and Murphy emphasized that the federal government’s failure to provide Coast Guard servicemembers with paychecks on January 15, 2019, marks the first time in history that servicemembers in a U.S. Armed Force have not been paid during a lapse in government appropriations. The Governors urged President Trump to use his existing authority, current reserves, and any other means necessary to create a separate reserve fund for new SNAP cases. 
 
While the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has attempted to issue February’s SNAP benefits by allowing states to distribute those benefits in January, before a provision in the Continuing Resolution fully expires, states must process and issue next month’s applications and benefits this month. Coast Guard servicemembers, many of whom previously did not need food stamps assistance, have only missed their first paycheck and may not have known they would need SNAP assistance, meaning they may miss this window. 
 
“Coast Guard members and their families are indispensable in protecting our state and nation’s shores. As we saw during Hurricane Florence last fall, these men and women respond when needed to save lives and keep our people safe. They deserve to be paid and deserve access to hot meals and healthy food. We must honor their service and sacrifice,” said Governor Cooper.
 
“Our brave servicemembers continue to patrol New Jersey’s coastline and protect our country without pay due to President Trump’s shameful shutdown,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “These families have sacrificed so much for us to enjoy our freedom. If President Trump’s shutdown must continue, he needs to provide assistance for those whose livelihood are hanging in the balance while he plays politics in Washington.”
 
 
 
 
 
Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2019 11:28
 
Gov. Pat McCrory's Public Schedule For Thursday, October 30, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Thursday, 30 October 2014 04:59

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Following is Gov. Pat McCrory's public schedule for Thursday, October 30, 2014, as released by his office.

8:15 a.m.
N.C. CEO Forum
North Ridge Country Club
Ballroom
6612 Falls of Neuse Road
Raleigh

OPEN to credentialed press only.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 October 2014 05:04
 
State Medicaid Contract Scrutinized By Auditors PDF Print E-mail
State Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 13 December 2011 15:19

RALEIGH - State auditors are questioning how a contract to overhaul and operate the claims processing system for North Carolina's Medicaid program became bogged down with cost overruns and a nearly two-year delay.

 

State Auditor Beth Wood's office is examining the state's Medicaid Management Information System office and a $265 million contract awarded to Computer Sciences Corp. The project was supposed to be operational this year. A draft of Wood's report obtained by the Associated Press says the project now will be 22 months late and exceed initial cost estimates by $320 million.

 

The audit draft report says the Medicaid office did not appear to use controls to be reasonably assured the project would be on time and on budget.

 

State officials overseeing the project spoke Tuesday to a legislative committee.

 
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