Phil Berger

North Carolina Governor Guts Unemployment Insurance–VIDEO

The first GOP Governor to be elected in NC in over 20 years, just six weeks in office, signed a law that will gut the state’s unemployment insurance.  It’s textbook Republican economics.

This goes directly to the post Governor McCrory: Try living on $350 a week  written by Kevin Rogers at ActionNC which has been posted earlier on this site.

Note the statement from Bob Rucho, R-ALEC.

And remember that in NC Thom Tillis, speaker of the House, is R-ALEC.

And Phil Berger, leader of the Senate, is R-ALEC.

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Perdue vetoes controversial fracking bill

Well, first she vetoed it.  Then she went on an “industry paid” trip to PA and came back telling the legislature to re-introduce the bill because she would not veto it this time.

Well, time came and she vetoed the bill at the last minute.  I publicly eat my hat for thinking that the Democratic Governor sold out and would approve fracking in NC.

In a statement released Sunday afternoon, Perdue said that, although she supports fracking, the legislation moves too quickly.

“This bill does not do enough to ensure that adequate protections for our drinking water, landowners, county and municipal governments, and the health and safety of our families will be in place before fracking begins,” Perdue said.

She says she tried to work with lawmakers, but they refused to negotiate.

“I urged the sponsors of the bill to adopt a few changes to ensure that strong protections would be in place before any fracking would occur,” Perdue said. “The General Assembly was unwilling to adopt the changes I suggested. Therefore, I must veto the bill.”

To read the article with all the details and recriminations, please click here