The International Labor Organization (ILO) recently reported that the global youth unemployment rate has reached a record high, with the rate likely only getting worse as the year rolls on. In total, 81 million out of 630 million 15-24 year-olds were unemployed at the end of 2009, an increase of 7.8 million from a year [...]
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Gov. Bev Perdue speaks about HB 961—a major ethics reform law— in a signing ceremony from the Old House Chamber in the State Capitol. Standing behind the Governor are Rep. Paul Stam (R-Wake), Speaker Joe Hackney (D-Orange), Rep. Deborah Ross (D-Wake), Rep. Rick Glazier (D-Cumberland), and Sen. Josh Stein (D-Wake).
This past Tuesday, the North Carolina Democratic Party held a fundraiser in their headquarters that was attended by Gov. Bev Perdue, members of the Council of State, a handful of legislators (including Speaker Joe Hackney), and an unknown number of lobbyists. The gathering was held the same week that members of the General Assembly were [...]
Yesterday, Rep. Larry Womble (D-Forsyth) was spotted asleep in the House chamber during the first reading of the budget proposal. Evidently spending $19 billion of your money was not enough to keep him awake.
According to James Crawford, Jr. (D-Granville), North Carolina has a proud tradition of manufacturing hot sauce; so proud, that he saw it fit to introduce HB 683, which amended the General Statutes to designate the second Saturday of September of every year as North Carolina Hot Sauce Day. For a host of reasons, including the [...]