Jobs and economy (page 5)

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Carolina Journal Online reports the latest developments in the dispute over Gov. Roy Cooper’s top environmental official. David Bass reports on the state House’s vote to cut off expanded federal unemployment benefits. The latest CJ Opinion explains how N.C. state legislators can stop Washington’s “insane” spending.
    Mitch Kokai, June 4, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on the N.C. Senate’s vote to give unemployed workers a $1,500 bonus to return to work. John Hood’s CJ Opinion asks whether hybrid work schedules will drive the economy.
    Mitch Kokai, June 2, 2021
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    IN BOX: Burr, Tillis Call On Cooper To Help Small Businesses Struggling to Find Workers

    North Carolina’s two U.S. senators – Richard Burr and Thom Tillis – released the following statement on Wednesday, May 26. (emphasis is mine) Today, Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) called on Governor Roy Cooper to address North Carolina’s employment shortage, which is harming small businesses across the…
    Donna Martinez, May 26, 2021
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    Democrats in Swing Districts Differ With Biden on Unemployment

    Collin Anderson of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a source of friction between the president and some of his presumed congressional allies. House Democrats from swing districts are admitting that enhanced unemployment benefits are keeping American workers at home—just months after they touted their work to extend the…
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on opposition to a bill that would open records of disciplinary proceedings against government workers. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why N.C. unemployment news is less than rosy.
    Mitch Kokai, May 26, 2021
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    Senate Proposes to Restart Tax Reform

    It has been four years since the legislature last passed a significant tax reform. Key senators hope to get back on track this year. Senate Finance Chairs Paul Newton, Bill Rabon, and Warren Daniel discussed their plan in a press conference this morning. JOBS Grants The biggest item would…
    Joseph Coletti, May 25, 2021
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    New Mexico Offers Cautionary Economic Tale

    Paul Gessing writes at National Review Online about the consequences of one Western state’s poor economic policies. As has been the case for decades, Midwestern “Rust Belt” states overall lost representation, while fast-growing states in the Southwest gained seats (Texas added two and Colorado one). For the first…
    Mitch Kokai, May 25, 2021
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    California Dreamin’ Ends for Many in Golden State

    Ian Birrell writes for the DailyMail.com about the impact of California’s self-inflicted wounds. Scott Thatcher and his wife Angela were born in California and love the sun-kissed Golden State. But two months ago they sold their home, packed up their belongings and travelled 1,700 miles with their three sons…
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2021