"We have a bill drafted, ready to roll. The federal extended benefits stopped on Dec. 29. We tied everything on that assumption. We didn’t know they were going to extend the benefits a year," Howard said. Asked what she would say to jobless workers whose federal checks will stop July 1, Howard said, "I'd tell them they got 26 more weeks."
This is the kind of service people get from allowing her ass to warm that seat for a quarter-of-a-fucking-century. The sense of urgency is not to help people who are in a crisis, it's to help business avoid paying a tax they've been avoiding for almost two decades. Disgusting doesn't even come close to describing it.
A contest is emerging for the No. 2 spot in the N.C. House. Rep. Julia Howard, a 12-term veteran and committee chairwoman, said she would challenge House GOP leader Paul "Skip" Stam for the speaker pro tem job.
Howard cited her previous leadership experience as majority whip and she would use the position to help orient the large incoming freshman class. "I have no agenda," the Mocksville Republican said.
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