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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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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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The next legal challenge to Obamacare

The dust has yet to settle since the Supreme Court  took apart the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act in its Hobby Lobby decision, but already the next and potentially more debilitating wave of lawsuits challenging a different provision of the Act are making their way through the courts. This time the target is the tax ...

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Last film in Moral Movies series – Inequality for All – shows in nine cities across NC this month

In case you’ve missed it, there has been a phenomenal film series going on this summer throughout North Carolina, which concludes this month with screenings of “Inequality for All” in nine cities from July 22nd – July 31st. The Moral Movies film series, which also included showings of American Teacher, American Winter and Freedom Summer, ...

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N&O headline: “Berger: Budget delay is incompetence”

What’s this? Did I read that right? Yes here it is, dated  Monday, July 14: “Berger: Budget delay is incompetence” And here’s Senator Berger’s lead quote: “For the average person, when they have a deadline and they need to get something done, they are held accountable,” said Berger, an Eden Republican, at the weekly Republican ...

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Editorial explains the absurdity of repealing teen preregistration to vote

Thanks to the opinion editors of the Greenville Daily Reflector this morning for republishing an excellent Charlotte Observer editorial that may have gotten lost in the shuffle for a lot of folks when it ran originally over the Fourth of July weekend. The essay deserves to be reprinted repeatedly and, as they say down on ...

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Date of disbursement for school voucher funds moved up, ahead of court ruling that could halt new taxpayer-funded program

School voucher money could be in the hands of families and schools one month earlier than planned for the upcoming school year—and prior to a court date that could rule the program unconstitutional. According to an updated schedule published on June 20 on the N.C.  State Education Assistance Authority’s website, funds for the school vouchers, ...

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Controversy brews over McCrory choice for state poet laureate

Gov. Pat McCrory is facing scrutiny over his decision to name a fairly unknown Fuquay-Varina woman as the state’s top poet. Valerie Macon was named Friday as North Carolina’s poet laureate, and has self-published two collections of poetry through a small Sylva-based publisher, Old Mountain Press. (Click here and here to read some of her ...

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National HHS officials tout Medicaid model now promoted by House and Guv

There’s new and compelling evidence that North Carolina’s model for delivering Medicaid (Community Care North Carolina -CCNC) is a winner — notwithstanding the often-bumbling oversight provided by embattled state DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos and the attempt by Senate leaders to sell the program off to a private managed care company. (It’s worth noting that the ...

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BTC Report: Changes to unemployment insurance system creates a “double whammy” for jobless

Changes made to North Carolina’s unemployment insurance system a year ago have caused pain for North Carolina workers and communities, according to a new report by the NC Budget & Tax Center. Center analysts project things will get even worse for many jobless workers because of new limits to how long anyone can receive insurance that ...

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