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Prosperity Watch Issue 39, No. 4: Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Greatly Reduces State Revenue, Serves as Cautionary Tale for North Carolina

Authors: Cedric JohnsonResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyState Tax PolicyAs the national economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, most states are seeing growth in tax revenue and using the increased revenue to begin restoring funding to public investments.

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BTC REPORT: Unlocking Pathways to the Middle Class: The importance of adequately funding Workforce Development in North Carolina

Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaAllan FreyerResearch & Publications: BTC ReportsIssues: Workforce DevelopmentBy ALEXANDRA F. SIROTA, Directorand ALLAN FREYER, Policy AnalystJuly 2014 

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Prosperity Watch Issue 39, No. 3: Unemployment Insurance Cuts Harm Jobless Workers, Threaten the Economy

Authors: Allan FreyerResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: Unemployment and Unemployment Insurance In an economy where workers are laid off through no fault of their own and there remain too few jobs for those who want to work, unemployment insurance provides some support.

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BTC REPORT: What's the Harm? Plenty - Unemployment Insurance Changes Threaten the State's Economy and Hurt the Unemployed

Authors: Alexandra Forter SirotaResearch & Publications: BTC ReportsIssues: Unemployment and Unemployment InsuranceThe changes made to the state’s unemployment insurance system a year ago have caused pain for North Carolina workers and communities, and things will get even worse for many because of new limits to how long anyone can receive insurance that took effect July 1.

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Prosperity Watch Issue 39, Number 2: North Carolina is Home to Fastest Growth in Share of People Living in High-Poverty Areas

Research & Publications: Prosperity WatchAuthors: Tazra MitchellLatest News: Include Item in Latest News ListIssues: Poverty/Income InequalityAmong the nation’s 50 states, North Carolina experienced the biggest increase in the proportion of people living in high-poverty areas between 2000 and 2010, according to a

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Prosperity Watch Issue 39, No. 1: No Fireworks in Sight for Military Families Who Filed NC Earned Income Tax Credit For Last Time This Year

Authors: Tazra MitchellResearch & Publications: Prosperity WatchIssues: State EconomyState Tax PolicyIndependence Day is a time for Americans to come together and celebrate the importance of community, country, and military families and veterans. Military families provide us all security, but far too often, economic security escapes them.

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