"We also have to think about the human costs, and I don't see it as a balanced package because the rate increases of business only go up until the debt is paid off, and they are temporary," Ross said. "But the changes to our unemployment compensation system become permanent."Republican committee leaders refused to consider two amendments and the committee defeated two others, including one that would have reduced the maximum weekly benefits cap to $425 and required business to pay higher state unemployment taxes to pay for the change.
NC Unemployment Debt Fix Backed By House Panel
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