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Archive for October, 2011

Officials tout cooperation on film recruitment effort

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Improved filmed incentives were approved by General Assembly.

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NC investigating up to 21 possible E. coli cases

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina officials are investigating up to 21 possible cases of E. coli affecting people in six counties, with four children still hospitalized because of the ailment.

State Epidemiologist Megan Davies said Thursday that nine cases have been confirmed, and 12 more are being evaluated.

Most of the cases come from Wake County, which has seven confirmed and four suspected. Sampson County has six, and there are one each in Durham, Johnston, Franklin and Cleveland counties.

Eight of the nine confirmed cases occurred in people who attended the NC State Fair, but Davies says investigators don’t know yet how many of the suspected cases were at the event.

Davies says it’s not clear yet what else the confirmed cases had in common besides attending the fair in its early days.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Sandbag time limits may ease in some spots

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Coastal regulators would allow fabric structures to stay on the beach longer.

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NC on the hook for $20M this year for hurricane

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — State officials say North Carolina government should be on the hook for roughly $20 million this
fiscal year for its share of costs to respond to Hurricane Irene.

A General Assembly fiscal analyst told a legislative oversight committee Thursday that Gov. Bev Perdue has authority and funds available for those charges without additional approval from the Legislature. The analyst and State Budget Director Andy Willis pointed to pots of money that could be used for the late August storm. The state may have to pay up to $50 million over a three-year period.

The amount doesn’t include damages to farms with uninsured crop losses and for other needs. Willis said those damages could exceed $500 million. The General Assembly could choose to defray these costs if the federal government doesn’t.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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NC Medicaid shortfall debated by legislators

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A Republican budget-writer says he doesn’t envision large reimbursement rate cuts for doctors or eliminating optional medical services for North Carolina Medicaid patients to help close a projected $140 million shortfall this year.

Rep. Nelson Dollar of Cary said Thursday the gap between Medicaid revenues and expenditures really isn’t that large when compared to a program that receives $12 billion in federal and state funds.

Dollar said much of the shortfall can be attributed to payments that weren’t requested by Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue in her budget bill for lawmakers to pay. Perdue’s administration has said lawmakers were aware of the expected payments but didn’t provide money for them.

An oversight committee meeting Thursday discussed the Medicaid shortfall.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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