Jobs and economy (page 13)

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    New Carolina Journal Online feature

    John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why the “Great Suppression” might linger.
    Mitch Kokai, April 13, 2020
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    State surplus shrinks $500 million in March

    The March General Fund Monthly Report from the Office of the State Controller is out. Hats off to the staff there for turning the report around so quickly to provide critical information to decision makers. Sales tax revenues are lower than the prior year for the first time since…
    Joseph Coletti, April 9, 2020
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    Small business plan falls short of the mark, Federalist columnist warns

    Christopher Bedford of the Federalist raises concerns about a federal plan to boost small businesses harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Remember the deal the president signed to save America’s small businesses from ruin during the government’s coronavirus shutdown? The one hammered out by the Senate and Secretary of…
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online on North Carolina’s poor record of getting unemployment payments to recipients on time. Jordan Roberts’ Daily Journal highlights health policy proposals in the federal CARES Act.
    Mitch Kokai, April 9, 2020
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    State Sen. Jim Perry Amplifies Carolina Journal Reporting on Unemployment

    This week, North Carolina Senator Jim Perry, R-Lenoir, sent out a news release discussing the lack of clarity from the N.C. Division of Employment Security on the application process for unemployment. Perry stated: Instead of coming up with concrete timelines and solutions, unemployed North Carolinians are being left hanging for…
    Brenee Goforth, April 9, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Cooper has no answers on tanking economy

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke releases the latest video in her new series, “The Right AOC on Point.”…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2020
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    Taiwan’s handling of COVID-19 has been exemplary.

    That’s what Bill Gates said in a recent interview, and he’s right: During an interview with Chris Wallace on the Fox News program “Fox News Sunday,” Gates cited Taiwan as a primary example of a country that has handled the pandemic more effectively than others. He also…
    Jon Guze, April 8, 2020
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    Shutting down the economy could produce a new public health crisis

    Georgi Boorman warns Federalist readers about one potential consequence of the economic shutdown tied to the COVID-19 pandemic. Citizens concerned about the economic fallout are not just asking for a cost-benefit analysis of “lives or livelihoods,” however, but a recognition that public health and the economy are deeply…
    Mitch Kokai, April 7, 2020