Welfare http://wunc.org en North Carolina Is First State To Cut WIC And TANF During Shutdown http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-first-state-cut-wic-and-tanf-during-shutdown <p></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:57:03 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 24285 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Is First State To Cut WIC And TANF During Shutdown The Legislature Overrides McCrory's Vetoes http://wunc.org/post/legislature-overrides-mccrorys-vetoes <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">This week, the General Assembly overrode two of Governor McCrory’s vetoes on high profile measures. One measure requires drug testing for certain welfare recipients and the other loosens restrictions for seasonal workers. Host Frank Stasio speaks with WUNC's Capitol bureau chief Jessica Jones about the response to legislature's moves. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:05:48 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 21920 at http://wunc.org The Legislature Overrides McCrory's Vetoes McCrory Vetoes Two Bills: Welfare Drug Testing & Undocumented Immigrant Restrictions http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-vetoes-two-bills-welfare-drug-testing-undocumented-immigrant-restrictions <p>Governor Pat McCrory vetoed two bills today.</p><p>One (<a href="http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H786v5.pdf">HB 786</a>) known as the "Reclaiming NC Act" would have required undocumented immigrants to submit to criminal background checks and fingerprinting to obtain driving permits. It also would have allowed police to detain people they suspect of being undocumented for up to 24 hours. It was <a href="http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/index.php/EasyBlog/h-b-786-too-high-a-price-to-pay-for-risky-driver-s-permitshtml">heavily critiqued</a> by NC's ACLU chapter and others. <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/newsroom/press-releases/20130815/governor-mccrory-vetoes-anti-jobs-hb-786">McCrory said in a statement </a>that he vetoed it due to a loophole that would allow businesses to hire more undocumented workers.</p><p>The second bill Gov. McCrory vetoed today (<a href="http://ncleg.net/Sessions/2013/Bills/House/PDF/H392v6.pdf">HB 392</a>) would have required drug testing for Work First applicants, a state program that provides financial assistance and job training to needy families. &nbsp;The ACLU of North Carolina and the N.C. Justice Center had <a href="http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/index.php/blog/aclu-nc-others-call-on-gov-mccrory-to-veto-drug-testing-bill-1.html">publicly discouraged Gov. McCrory</a> from signing the bill, saying that it would violate the privacy of low-income people.</p><p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:50:55 +0000 Laura Candler 20832 at http://wunc.org McCrory Vetoes Two Bills: Welfare Drug Testing & Undocumented Immigrant Restrictions