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The $37,000 paid out to N.C. Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos’ chief of staff may be in violation of the state constitution which bars any public employees from receiving money for anything but “public service,” according to a report from a Raleigh television station.

ThomasAdamsWRAL had this report Thursday about the questionable legality of the $37,000 payment to Thomas Adams, Wos’ chief of staff who worked only a month before leaving his state job.

N.C. Policy Watch was the first to uncover details about Adam’s settlement (click here), which Wos later called a “separation” agreement in a legislative hearing last week, and obtained records of the settlement through a public records request.

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