WITN  | Greenville, NC  | News, Weather, Sports

DHHS Secretary Wos Grilled By NC Legislators

North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos got a bipartisan grilling from lawmakers worried about personnel decisions at her embattled agency.

During a 9-hour oversight hearing Tuesday, both Republicans and Democrats asked pointed questions of the Greensboro doctor and GOP fundraiser appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory to lead the $18-billion agency. Wos stood by her decision to hire two 24-year-old former McCrory campaign aides to senior-level positions making salaries in excess of $85,000.

Republican Sen. Tommy Tucker of Union County was among those telling Wos he couldn't defend the high pay to his constituents, noting his daughter-in-law makes only about a third as much as a public school teacher.

Wos later refused to answer whether she considered any other candidates for the jobs, as McCrory has asserted.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WITN

275 E. Arlington Blvd. Greenville, NC 27858 252-439-7777
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 226986801