RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Community leaders and advocates for the unemployed are calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to live for one week on the maximum employment benefit of $350 weekly that lawmakers are considering.
Challenge sponsor Action NC will hold a news conference Monday in Raleigh.
Action NC policy director Kevin Rogers says McCrory doesn't understand what it's like to live on so little money.
A House committee will consider decreasing the maximum unemployment benefit by about a third, from about $535 weekly to $350.
Rep. Julia Howard says the proposal would take effect in July.