RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders said Monday they would revisit legislation extending unemployment benefits for about 37,000 long-term unemployed workers after handling two other financial issues, timing that would force the jobless to do without for a second week.

Compensation payments have been cut off for more than a week amid a partisan tug-of-war between GOP lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue. Jobless workers whose payments were stopped April 16 could recover the money later if legislators and Perdue agree to change the eligibility formula.

"It's not dead. We may see something," said Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson and a member of the chamber's leadership team. His acknowledgement that legislators would revisit the lost jobless benefits was first reported by the Asheville Citizen-Times.

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