RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Republicans at the General Assembly say they’re committed to raising state unemployment benefits for all beneficiaries by $50 a week when they soon reconvene.
GOP leaders disclosed their agreement on Friday as they prepare to meet next week, chiefly to distribute yet-used COVID-19 relief dollars that Congress approved.
North Carolina’s state unemployment benefits currently are capped at $350 per week.
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper urged lawmakers this month to raise the maximum weekly benefit to $500 and expand the number of benefit weeks.
Any benefit legislation would still be subject to Cooper’s signature or veto.