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N.C. Medicaid Director Receives Presidential Award From N.C. Academy Of Family Physicians PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 05:46

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Citing work "tirelessly to bridge the needs of our primary car providers," a key physicians group has honored state Medicaid Director Robin Cummings with its 2014 Presidential Award.

Dr. Robin Cummings received the honor from board chair William A. Dennis at the group's recent winter meeting.

"[Dr. Cummings] is working tirelessly to bridge the needs of our primary care providers, the legislature, Medicaid recipients and the state's taxpayers," said Dennis. "Most importantly, he is an advocate for the patients served by Medicaid and those providing care for these patients."

Dr. Cummings has led Medicaid since April 2014.

North Carolina's Medicaid program oversees health care delivery for more than 1.8 million low-income parents, children, seniors and people with disabilities who cannot afford health care.

The North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians is the state's largest specialty medical association, with a membership of more than 3,700 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students.

Contents Of Proclamation Declaring January 19 MLK Day In North Carolina PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 January 2015 05:50

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the nation commemorates the life and contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr., North Carolina is honoring his legacy by declaring Monday, January 19 officially MLK Day in the state.

Gov. Pat McCrory signed the proclamation.

It reads:

WHEREAS, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life to advancing social justice, equality and opportunity; and

WHEREAS, Dr. King challenged all Americans to realize their greatest potential and then use it to create a better society for all; and

WHEREAS, in 1994, the United States Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday as a national day of service, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Services with leading this effort; and

WHEREAS, the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. continues to inspire millions of Americans and shape our state and nation; and

WHEREAS, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a national day of service that offers an opportunity for Americans to give back to their communities, while making an ongoing commitment to service throughout the year; and

WHEREAS, service projects are being organized by a wide range of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. commissions, AmeriCorps programs and nonprofits, with activities that include volunteering to repackage and sort food donations, sorting donated goods for homeless children, volunteering at youth programs that provide wellness and nutrition activities for children, collecting books and school supplies for childcare agencies, and volunteering for programs that promote literacy among children; and

WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina encourages citizens to participate in events across North Carolina during the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 19, 2015, as well as to create and implement community service projects where need is identified;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAT McCRORY, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim January 19, 2015, as “DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina at the Capitol in Raleigh this twenty-ninth day of October in the year of our Lord two thousand and fourteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.

Results: North Carolina State Board of Opticians-Financial Related Audit PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 January 2015 06:23

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - State Auditor Beth Woods's office reports one or more reportable findings in audit results for the North Carolina Board of Opticians - Financial Related Audit.

The report's summary reads as follows:

Our audit identified a matter that is considered reportable under Government Auditing Standards. Based on current income and expenses, the Board will lack adequate operating funds during the 2015 state fiscal year. Despite newly implemented cost-cutting measures, a lack of funding will soon keep the Board from meeting its statutory duties to license opticians, collect fees, investigate complaints, and take necessary disciplinary actions.

State law established fees that were intended to provide adequate operating funds for the Board. However, operational costs have exceeded fee income for each of the last five years.

Details about this matter are provided in the Finding, Recommendation, and Responses section of the report.

General Assembly Calendar For Wednesday, January 7, 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 07:43

RALEIGH, (SGRToday. com) - The North Carolina General Assembly will hold meetings on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Following is the official schedule. Complete information is available at ncga.state.nc.us.


10:00 AM     

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Unemployment Insurance     544 LOB
Looking ahead to Friday, January 9, the schedule currently shows:

9:00 AM     Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee -- CANCELLED     1228/1327 LB
10:00 AM     North Carolina General Statutes Commission     1027/1128 LB


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