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NC HEALTH REPORT: NC refuses Medicaid expansion and Wilkes County hurts – badly

Authors: Adam SearingResearch & Publications: NC Health ReportIssues: Health Care and Health ReformApril 16, 2014
You could tell this story in any one of the most rural counties in North Carolina. From the Wilkes Journal-Patriot in a stunning story yesterday:

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NC JUSTICE NEWS: Meet the Staff - Suijin Li + Defenders of Justice 2014 + Tax Day

Authors: Julia HawesResearch & Publications: NC Justice NewsIssues: Immigrant and Refugee RightsState Tax PolicyApril 15, 2014
MEET THE STAFF: Suijin Li, Administrative Assistant

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Prosperity Watch Issue 36, No. 3: Tax Shift Harms Working Families, Ability to Invest for a Strong Economy

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State Tax PolicyDespite evidence showing no clear relationship between tax cuts and positive state-level economic performance, North Carolina lawmakers paid for tax cuts that will largely benefit the wealthy and profitable corporations by shifting the tax load onto middle- and low-income taxpayers, making the state’s already upside-down tax system worse.

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BTC BRIEF: Who Pays in 2014 - Tax Plan Creates Winners and Losers in North Carolina

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: BTC BriefsIssues: State Tax PolicyChanges are coming to who pays taxes in North Carolina, and the news is not good for middle- and low-income taxpayers.

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Prosperity Watch Issue 36, No. 2: North Carolina's children of color face significant barriers to climbing socioeconomic ladder

Authors: Tazra MitchellResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: Poverty/Income InequalityState EconomyHard work and skill just are not enough to achieve success and climb the socioeconomic ladder for too many Americans in today’s economy.

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BTC BRIEF: Licensing All Drivers in North Carolina - A Policy that Supports Public Safety and Boosts the Economy

Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: BTC BriefsIssues: Immigrant and Refugee RightsState EconomyNorth Carolina has been at the forefront of adopting measures that improve safety on the roads. But one simple measure has been ignored: ensuring all drivers have a driver’s license, regardless of their immigration status.

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BTC BRIEF: Lack of Jobs Drives Exodus from Workforce in North Carolina

Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: BTC BriefsIssues: State EconomyUnemployment and Unemployment InsuranceBy Alexandra Forter SirotaDirector of the Budget & Tax CenterApril 2014

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NC JUSTICE NEWS: Meet the Staff - Ricky Leung + Defenders of Justice 2014 + Affordable Care Act

Authors: Julia HawesResearch & Publications: NC Justice NewsIssues: Health Care and Health ReformState EconomyApril 1, 2014
MEET THE STAFF: Ricky Leung, New Media Director of NC Policy Watch

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Prosperity Watch Issue 36, No. 1: Huge Income Tax Cuts in Kansas Fail to Spur Promised Economic Renaissance

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyState Tax PolicyIn the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, legislative leaders and Governor McCrory have mistakenly claimed that cutting corporate and personal income taxes will make North Carolina more economically competitive for outside investment and job creation.

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