The Carolinajournal.com, whose publisher is Mint Hill Times columnist John Hood, reports that $2.5 million in federal stimulus dollars were allocated to zip codes which do not exist. Deputy Press Secretary for the Recovery Act Jim Gilio said this was a human error, and that recipients simply wrote down the wrong zip code and all […]
The Town of Matthews Planning Department is in the process of updating the Town’s Downtown Master Plan. The plan was originally adopted in 1997. Staff would like to garner input from citizens, business owners and anyone interested in what the future holds for Downtown Matthews. […]
US Representative Sue Myrick (NC-09) last week announced the launch of a new internet-based video series available on her congressional Web site and on the her official You Tube channel. The videos, posted weekly, will offer information and commentary on current events, as well as legislative updates from Washington. The first two videos launched today […]
Sen. Eddie Goodall, who represents the Mint Hill area in the North Carolina Senate, sent this letter to Gov. Bev Perdue last week. It seems state legislatures are beginning to prepare for the passing of massive health care overhaul in Washington in the coming weeks.
Dear Governor Perdue,
As my correspondence of December 23 noted, federal healthcare legislation will undoubtedly have substantial policy and budget related impacts on North Carolina government and its citizens.
In your interview with the Greensboro News & Record, published this Monday, December 28, you rightfully note that “North Carolina, as many other states, really (doesn’t) have the money for unfunded mandates. It’s going to be very hard for us to pick up (an estimated 350,000 to 500,000) new Medicaid patients unless we have some more help from the federal government.” […]