Submitted by alina_CCNC on Tue, 06/23/2009 - 3:05pm
Jobs were cut in all but two sectors of North Carolina’s economy last month, causing the unemployment rate to jump to an all-time high of 11.1%, according to May numbers released by the state Employment Security Commission. It was reported that 508,834 people were seeking jobs in our state last month.
Another jobs report was released last week by the Pew Center on the States that provides a realistic solution for our ongoing unemployment woes, showing that North Carolina is poised to capitalize on the emerging clean energy economy. The report lists North Carolina as among the top dozen states in growing “clean energy economy jobs.” North Carolina clean energy jobs grew two times faster than overall jobs between 1998 and 2007.
The report clearly indicates that North Carolina's struggling economy would receive a massive boost from the comprehensive clean energy bill that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on later this week, on either Friday or Saturday.
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Mon, 02/16/2009 - 11:54am
Our members of congress were busy with a rush of committee meetings and the push to begin repairing the damage to our economy wrought by the years of Republican mismanagement. They are working in-district this week, so there will not be a roundup this weekend.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield, NC-01
Cosponsored - H.R.985 : To maintain the free flow of information to the public by providing conditions for the federally compelled disclosure of information by certain persons connected with the news media. Cosponsored - H.R.1002 : To adjust the boundaries of Pisgah National Forest in McDowell County, North Carolina.
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Sat, 01/10/2009 - 3:06pm
It is impossible to cover every meeting, phone call, hearing and interview our members of congress participate in and I'll do my best to give you a weekly rundown each weekend following the weeks they are in session. I'm covering Democrats. I'll let someone else take care of the Republicans.
I've commented before that Mike McIntyre is worthless.
Here's more proof...You might want to read this DKos diary for ALL the details READ IT HERE but here's the short version...
A Republican congressman, who has spent the better part of the past two years on a mission to ensure Jesus Christ has a place in all aspects of federal government, has introduced a resolution to designate a week every year to honor the nation's "rich spiritual, and religious history."
Can you believe it? I bet you can. I actually bet most people don't really mind it either. But the House of Representatives voted to officially recognize the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.
Submitted by jwrandolph on Wed, 10/24/2007 - 7:41am
Update: Still no word from McIntyre or Etheridge. Please call them and see if we can get them to take a position on the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169.) Thanks!
The Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169) would reverse the Bush Administration’s 2002 decision that the toxic “waste” created by mountaintop removal could be defined as “fill material,” and recklessly dumped into our water ways. This practice has already destroyed over 1200 miles of American headwater streams, and eliminated access to safe, clean potable water for many communities. The CWPA (HR 2169) currently has 107 co-sponsors, and a lot of momentum. But we need more to get out of committee and onto the floor.
We have 5 of 7 Democrats from NC onboard, and we need to know if Bob Etheridge and Mike McIntyre are “wit’ us” or “ginst us” on HR 2169. Please ask.
If you have a moment, please see if your Congressman is a co-sponsor, and take a moment to call Etheridge (202-225-2731) and McIntyre (202-225-2731), politely but forcefully asking that they co-sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169), and take a stand against mountaintop removal.
A quick report on our NC Dems and mountaintop removal below…
Leslie H said it all today in her rant about Iraq and I'm not gonna go there. If I got started I'd never shut up. But, I'd like to tell you about a letter I got from my Congressman. I went ballistic! Please follow me below the fold for an example of how stupid these people think we are.
Submitted by Betsy Muse on Wed, 09/05/2007 - 8:02am
Mike McIntyre is going to face at least one challenger in the upcoming 2008 elections, Republican Will Breazeale. Breazeale is not new to campaigning, so in the conservative 7th, this executive officer of the 2nd Battalion, 323rd Regiment in the Army Reserves might give McIntyre a strong fight for the seat.....but I doubt it.
Yes, the district votes Republican, but so does Mike! It's going to take more than a military background to beat the entrenched Blue Dog.
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