Advertisement:

Legislative News

Farmers, sheriffs try to influence NC veto outcome

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Farmers and sheriffs are trying to influence North Carolina legislators before they consider a veto next week on a bill involving a federal database to ensure that new employees can legally work in the country.

 

Gov. Pat McCrory released comments Friday from several sheriffs who want his veto upheld. Lawmakers meet Tuesday to discuss two vetoes.

 

One bill expands a business exemption to avoid using the E-Verify program by redefining the word "employee" to include fewer temporary workers. Sheriffs cited in McCrory's release say the bill creates loopholes and will attract more workers in the country illegally.

 

The North Carolina Farm Bureau and other agriculture groups want the veto overridden. They wrote letters to legislative leaders saying without the bill some crops may not be harvested and farms may close.


InfoCenter


RDU Radar


Triangle Traffic

Reports | Cams

Air Quality

Pollen Forecast

Station Events

Tuesday 10/7

7:00 PM - Senate Debate

 



Advertisement:

On Air Now

Bruce Ferrell

Bruce Ferrell

12:00pm - 2:00pm
NC's Afternoon News

Next Up:

Brandon Dickson

On Air Now

Sam Sorbo

Sam Sorbo

10:00am - 1:00pm

Next Up:

Clark Howard

Advertisements

Listener Club Login

Club Login
Sign up if you are not already a member