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Changing jobs, not my work

After 17 years at the North Carolina Justice Center I’m finally going to be leaving.  I am joining  Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families (CCF) at the McCourt Center for Public Policy in DC.  Luckily I’ll be doing the … Read More...

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Editorial: Charters must disclose salaries

The Charlotte Observer hits the nail on the head with this editorial on the latest controversy surrounding North Carolina’s supposedly public charter schools:
“It’s disappointing that officials of some N.C. charter schools are trying to evade full disclosure of who … Read More...

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Another poor jobs report

Another month, another underwhelming jobs report for North Carolina. The Tar Heel state created fewer jobs and saw a smaller percentage of unemployed workers find employment than the rest of the nation over the last year, according to the February … Read More...

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New jobs data shows ‘underwhelming’ growth, declining labor force

Figures released Monday by the Division of Employment Security show North Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March falling to 6.3 percent, a slight improvement from February.

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Lunch links: the Boston Marathon, job numbers and Peep shows (the suitable for work kind)

Here’s a little bit about what’s captivating my attention after the long holiday weekend.
The Boston Marathon is underway, with the wheelchair racers already finishing up and both the elite men’s and women’s runners coming in during the lunch hour. … Read More...

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Coming up this week…

Members of the House Committee on Food Desert Zones will meet this afternoon to issue their recommendations on how to promote healthier eating in areas that have limited access to fresh, nutritional fruits and vegetables.  Legislators are focusing on this … Read More...

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Advocates blast McCrory/Duke coal ash plan

The N.C. League of Conservation Voters has a powerful critique of the Governor’s coal ash “plan” in this morning’s Weekly Conservation Bulletin (see below). As an aside, how can DENR Secretary Skvarla and the Guv be “adamant that one … Read More...

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FACTSHEET: North Carolina needs GOOD jobs

Issues: State EconomyResearch & Publications: FactsheetsApril 2014

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FACTSHEET: North Carolina needs GOOD jobs

Issues: State EconomyResearch & Publications: FactsheetsApril 2014

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