Editorial: There is plenty your government doesn’t want you to know

There are a lot of things that government doesnít want you to know: It can be a relatively simple thing, such as the details of a $6.8 million no-bid contract for a D.C. firm to basically run the state Medicaid program after the McCrory administration excused most of the people who knew what floor the break room was on.

Weíve written about this contract several times, in July in our ìCritical Conditionî series, later when we learned that the contract had been doubled in amount, and again Wednesday, after Department of Health and Human Services chief Aldona Wos appeared at the legislature to defend it.

DHHS held up information about this contract as long as it could. But now that the details are public, Sen. Floyd McKissick of Durham was able to point out that Rudy Dimmling of Alvarez & Marsal, a firm with scant Medicaid experience, will bill about $800,000 himself this year. At $473 an hour, the meter spins pretty quickly. Continue>>>