Perdue Signs Executive Order To Extend Jobless Benefits Again

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Beverly Perdue has signed an executive order changing state rules so that as many as 25,000 long-term jobless workers could keep getting extended unemployed benefits after the end of the month.

Perdue signed Wednesday the order that was similar to one she signed last spring to end a standoff with the Republican-led Legislature over the benefits.

The state unemployment benefits office had alerted recipients of extended benefits they would run out the week of Jan. 28 if nothing changed. Congress recently agreed to extend benefits for two months, but state rules had to be altered, too.

Earlier Wednesday, Republican legislative leaders encouraged Perdue to reconvene the General Assembly to act on the rules. Some people last year questioned whether Perdue had the authority to change the rules by herself.


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  • by T on Jan 13, 2012 at 07:41 AM
    Perdue is almost as quick to give the money away that she gets from those that DO have jobs by raising taxes! (Gas Tax) Way to go Bev....I cannot wait to vote against you in the next election!!! Enough is enough!!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 13, 2012 at 05:34 AM
    Just a legal way to buy votes. She is very good at this kind of stuff. From what I see it is the same people on unemployment. Why work when The governor will pay you to stay home and raise taxes on others.
  • by m on Jan 12, 2012 at 06:37 PM
    Well if they received beny's then they need to do some work for the state, clean the roads, SOMETHING. Stop maintaining the welfare society. There are jobs, but guess what you got'a move.... Another democratic waist
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