Some of N.C. Chamber’s unemployment recommendations mirror JLF ideas

The N.C. Chamber is calling on state lawmakers to scale back maximum weekly unemployment benefits and cut the total number of state-funded weeks of unemployment from 26 to 20.

Locker Room readers might recall similar ideas from Fergus Hodgson, who has unveiled a plan that would help North Carolina pay off a state unemployment debt that’s creeping toward $3 billion.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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