Advertisement:

Jobless Benefit Discussed Before NC Committee

RALEIGH, N.C. Emergency jobless benefits are on the agenda of a North Carolina legislative committee even as lawmakers in Washington debate whether to restore them nationwide and let the state back in to the program.


The General Assembly's unemployment insurance oversight committee meets Wednesday, the day after the initial U.S. Senate vote to revive the benefits nationwide for an additional three months.


The Senate bill also includes a provision that would allow North Carolina workers to receive those benefits too after they were terminated in July, when the legislature enacted benefit reductions in the state unemployment program. The state wouldn't be obligated to re-enter the program, however.


The oversight committee will discuss emergency unemployment compensation and congressional action to extend it. The future of the U.S. Senate bill remains in doubt.


InfoCenter


RDU Radar


Triangle Traffic

Reports | Cams

Air Quality

Pollen Forecast

Station Events

 



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