Governor Cooper Calls on Legislative Leaders to Support North Carolinians by Expanding Unemployment Benefits | Beaufort County Now | Today, Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger urging them to expand unemployment benefits for North Carolinians, which are currently among the lowest in the nation. | governor, roy cooper, legislative leaders, expanding unemployment, coronavirus, covid-19, august 13, 2020

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Governor Cooper Calls on Legislative Leaders to Support North Carolinians by Expanding Unemployment Benefits

Press Release:

    RALEIGH: Today, Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to North Carolina Speaker of the House Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger urging them to expand unemployment benefits for North Carolinians, which are currently among the lowest in the nation.

    In the letter, Governor Cooper underscored his commitment to aiding North Carolinians left unemployed because of COVID-19 and called on legislative leaders to take action by expanding the time frame and the amount available for state unemployment benefits.

    The Governor shared that while his administration has begun steps to accept the additional $300 weekly unemployment support from the federal government, it is imperative that Congress and the President provide more reliable help for the unemployed. The Governor believes the state's $100 share should be applied through North Carolina's Unemployment Trust Fund and not CARES Act funds.

    Read the full letter HERE.


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