DHHS Secretary Aldona Vos Faces Tough Questioning

DHHS Secretary Aldona Vos Faces Tough Questioning

10:31am Oct 09, 2013
NC DHHS Secretary Aldona Vos
North Carolina Dept. of Health & Human Services

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 yesterday, both Republicans and Democrats asked pointed questions of the Greensboro doctor and GOP fundraiser appointed by Governor 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 Senator 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.

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