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Loss of federal funds from HB2 could eliminate 53,000 jobs, $2.4 billion in wages

New report finds rising economic cost to state from discrimination law North Carolina’s economy could suffer significant damage if House Bill 2 is not repealed and the federal government cuts off funding for key investments in education, job training, and public safety, a new report finds.

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Some uncomfortable questions about Eden’s looming brewery closure

State Senate Leader Phil Berger has some questions about the news that MillerCoors is going to close its long-time facility in Eden, Rockingham County, laying off 520 people in the process. Last night, he and fellow Rockingham legislator ...
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Will final budget deal neglect job training yet again?

As rumors continue to swirl on Jones Street about a deal on the FY2015-2017 budget (House Speaker Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Berger will hold a press briefing today at 3:00 p.m.), investments in North Carolina’s community ...
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Governor McCrory is just plain wrong about the jobs picture

Governor McCrory has been at it again lately—incorrectly claiming that his decision to dramatically cut unemployment benefits is responsible for turning around the state’s job market. During a visit to Morganton last week, the Governor stated: “There’s nothing ...
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Still the pits: Why cherry-picked jobs data are not a true reflection of NC economy

Over the past few months, Governor McCrory has been claiming his policies—especially cutting unemployment benefits—are responsible for reducing the state’s unemployment rate. He’s even branded this the “Carolina Comeback.” But as it turns out, the Governor’s claims largely ...
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Last year’s tax cuts undermine new state economic development plan

Earlier this month, the North Carolina Economic Development Board released a new strategic plan for creating jobs and growing the state’s economy over the next decade. The plan listed a number of admirable and important policy goals, including ...
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Jobs recovery still waiting to happen in many NC metros

Despite falling unemployment rates, most of North Carolina’s metro areas are still waiting for meaningful job creation, according to new numbers released Wednesday by the Division of Employment Security. In 11 of 14 of the state’s metro areas, ...
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Workers label federal budget deal “missed opportunity” and call for new revenues from closing corporate loopholes

As details continued to emerge throughout the day about a possible short-term Federal budget deal for 2014 and 2015, it’s become increasingly clear that the deal represents a missed opportunity for a long-term resolution to our nations’ budget ...
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North Carolina continues to lag nation in job creation and is moving in the wrong direction

Despite recent superficial improvement in North Carolina’s unemployment rate, persistent joblessness continues to plague the state’s workers and hinder the state’s recovery from the Great Recession. In recent years, North Carolina has consistently lagged the nation in reducing ...
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Profiles in tax avoidance: Yum! Brands

When Thanksgiving rolls around, no one wants to watch someone else eat all the turkey and then have to pick up the grocery bill all by oneself. But that’s what’s happening in our nation’s budget debate — highly ...
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