Special Benefits for Government Contractors

by J. J. Summerell
Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama announced special new benefits only for employees of government contractors. Via executive order, he raised the minimum wage for employees of federal government contractors to $10.10 per hour, a 32 percent increase over North Carolina’s current $7.65 minimum wage.

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At-Large Positions Open On Executive Committee

There are two at-large positions now open on the Libertarian Party of North Carolina Executive Committee. Any party member interesting in filling these positions should contact LPNC Chair J.J. Summerell.

The vacancies occurred when the EC accepted the resignations of Jon Byers and Britton Correll. Under the LPNC bylaws, an EC member who misses three consecutive meetings is considered to have resigned.

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Libertarians See Opportunity in Rising Voter Discontent

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina's new executive director believes the growing public dissatisfaction with the government in general and the “two-party” system in particular offers a new opportunity to move public policy in a more libertarian direction.

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