Jobs and economy (page 15)

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    Becki Gray’s Message Shared By Wake County Taxpayers Association

    This week, Wake County Taxpayers Association shared JLF’s Becki Gray advice on how to balance solutions to COVID-19 and economic recovery. Gray writes: Thousands of businesses have closed; some from direct government lockdown, some from lack of customers due to government actions. Some government entities have used a troublesome heavier hand…
    Brenee Goforth, April 16, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that some lawmakers continue to focus on criminal law reforms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joseph Coletti’s Daily Journal urges N.C. policymakers to avoid unemployment benefit changes that could lead to long-term problems.
    Mitch Kokai, April 16, 2020
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    Becki Gray Discusses Dogs, Unemployment, and Appropriations with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    In her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii, JLF’s Becki Gray and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center discussed the many questions the coronavirus has raised in recent weeks. On unemployment, Gray stated: What we are seeing is real flaws in…
    Brenee Goforth, April 15, 2020
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    How Effective Are Stay-at-Home Orders? Continued

    Demographer Lyman Stone, who’s been in Hong Kong throughout the COVID-19 crisis, has some thoughts. Here are some highlights from a recent tweet storm:…
    Jon Guze, April 15, 2020
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    How Effective Are Stay-at-Home Orders?

    European countries and American states were shockingly quick to impose blanket lock-downs in response to COVID-19, despite having no empirical evidence that such extreme measures would be effective, let alone that they would effective enough to justify the economic and social costs they would entail. Taking such an unprecedented and…
    Jon Guze, April 15, 2020
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    Trump and the COVID-19 economy: Will voters give him a pass?

    David Drucker of the Washington Examiner looks into the potential impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the November election. The coronavirus has transformed President Trump’s reelection bid into an uncertain economic recovery mission, but Republican strategists believe it is a political challenge he can overcome if people have…
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2020
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    COVID-19 impact on small business could be devastating

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon explores the coronavirus pandemic’s crushing blow to an important segment of the American economy. The novel coronavirus and concurrent nationwide lockdown could see the closure of as many as two in three of America’s small businesses, a new survey finds.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad and Rick Henderson report for Carolina Journal Online on a Raleigh protest against the continued lockdown of North Carolina’s economy. John Hood’s Daily Journal urges caution as some political actors pursue changes to the U.S. Senate and the Electoral College.
    Mitch Kokai, April 15, 2020