RALEIGH, N.C. -- A North Carolina government and budget reform panel formed by Gov. Beverly Perdue says she should consider ways to make Medicaid and the state's motor fleet more efficient.
Members of the Budget Reform and Accountability Commission agreed Wednesday to recommend to Perdue more ways to prevent waste and abuse in state government.
They voted to suggest strengthening criteria before state agencies can receive a vehicle from the motor fleet division, or reduce rates the division charges to agencies for use of the cars. Departments have been paying millions of dollars for state-owned cars that have often remained in parking lots during the tight budget times.
The commission also told Perdue to get outside help for the state Medicaid office so it can better project spending trends.
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