House approves Medicaid fix, gives McCrory spending options - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

House approves Medicaid fix, gives McCrory spending options

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina lawmakers have given Gov. Pat McCrory's administration power to spend up to $450 million to address a growing Medicaid shortfall this fiscal year and pay to clean up a previous accounting decision made to narrow an old budget gap.

The House agreed unanimously Wednesday to the Senate version of the bill authorizing the spending from unexpended state funds and a projected tax surplus. The bill now heads to
McCrory's desk to be signed into law.

The projected shortfall through June 30 has more than doubled since earlier this month to $330 million - a result McCrory's Department of Health and Human Services blames on mistakes when Beverly Perdue was governor.

The money will also cover $118 million for an outstanding drug rebate to the federal government.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Horton launches campaign to run for Seventh Congressional District seat

    Horton launches campaign to run for Seventh Congressional District seat

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:30 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:30:18 GMT
    Dr. Kyle Horton has launched her campaign to run for a seat in Congress in 2018. (Source: WECT)Dr. Kyle Horton has launched her campaign to run for a seat in Congress in 2018. (Source: WECT)

    Kyle Horton has launched her first political campaign nearly 18 months before the 2018 General Election. She has declared herself a candidate for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District, running for the seat currently held by second-term Republican Rep. David Rouzer. ..

    More >>

    Kyle Horton has launched her first political campaign nearly 18 months before the 2018 General Election. She has declared herself a candidate for the Democratic nomination in North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District, running for the seat currently held by second-term Republican Rep. David Rouzer. ..

    More >>
  • Wilmington opioid pilot project included in proposed House budget

    Wilmington opioid pilot project included in proposed House budget

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-05-25 16:38:11 GMT

    A pilot project to combat an ongoing opioid abuse problem in Wilmington is getting support from part of the General Assembly. The House released some of its budget proposal Thursday morning in Raleigh. The spending plan includes full funding of up to a half million dollars over the next two years for an initiative in the Port City.

    More >>

    A pilot project to combat an ongoing opioid abuse problem in Wilmington is getting support from part of the General Assembly. The House released some of its budget proposal Thursday morning in Raleigh. The spending plan includes full funding of up to a half million dollars over the next two years for an initiative in the Port City.

    More >>
  • Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

    Monday, May 22 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-05-23 00:36:20 GMT
    Monday, May 22 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-05-23 00:36:20 GMT

    The Supreme Court has struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina because race played too large a role in their creation.

    More >>

    The Supreme Court has struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina because race played too large a role in their creation.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly