My Fox 8
July 23, 2013
North Carolina House and Senate leaders have reached an agreement on a budget that includes $10 million to be divided among victims of the state’s eugenics programs, but those payments would not be made until 2015.
In the proposed $20.6 billion state budget to be voted on this week, confirmed sterilization victims would receive compensation in a lump sum paid on June 30, 2015.
“I’m just happy that the state of North Carolina stepped up and did what was right,” said Elaine Riddick, a sterilization victim.