Wednesday wrap: No 11th-hour reprieve for NC jobless

Posted June 26, 2013

— Despite pleas from Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Pat McCrory says he has no plans to step in as unemployment benefits end for thousands of North Carolina residents who have been out of work for months.

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Also Wednesday, the House gave tentative approval to legislation that would require health classes in public schools to teach that abortions are among the behaviors that could cause premature births later in life, as well as to a bill that would reorganize the state Commerce Department.

In the Senate, Sen. Thom Goolsby, R-New Hanover, joined district attorneys statewide to call on McCrory to end weekend home visits for convicted felons.


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  • jwkrock Jul 1, 2013

    I truly feel bad for the long-term unemployed. They have been made to look like deadbeats and lazy by people on these very boards. I'd be willing to bet those who called them that would be singing a very different tune if they were in the same situation.

  • ratracehwy64 Jun 30, 2013

    this republican wants him and the legislature out....out ....out

  • ratracehwy64 Jun 30, 2013

    Mccrory is very unintelligent going with a premise that everyone on unemployment is Lazy...can't wait to vote him out!!!!

  • greg69innc Jun 29, 2013

    I wonder how many unemployed people will have their power turned this week.

  • razor2 Jun 27, 2013

    McCrory is going to destroy the N.C. economy with this!!!

    No he is intentionally hurting a lot of people with this. Its very sad to witness the wealthy people that have so much take from those who have little to nothing. He should be sued and
    impeached for not protecting the most vulnerable people of our

  • rushbot Jun 27, 2013

    McCrory is going to destroy the nc economy with this!!!