Jobs and economy (page 5)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a big win to school choice supporters. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why N.C. policymakers should say no to targeted tax breaks.
    Mitch Kokai, July 1, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Emma Schambach reports for Carolina Journal Online how enforcement of Gov. Roy Cooper’s face mask mandate confused N.C. businesses. The Daily Journal highlights one lawmaker’s focus on helping North Carolina compete well in the post-COVID-19 economy.
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2020
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    Winston-Salem Journal Quotes JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Economic Damage of Staying Shut Down

    Gov. Roy Cooper shared some updates to his plan to reopen the economy on Wednesday. In a story for the Winston-Salem Journal, Richard Craver reports: Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the potential Phase Three reopening of the state’s economy will be delayed more than three weeks, to at least…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020
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    Gov. Cooper’s Real-World Impact: Economic Devastation For Business Owners

    The desperate plea of small business owners in North Carolina continues to go unheard by Gov. Roy Cooper, who on June 24, doubled down on prohibiting private bar owners from operating their businesses. Zack Medford of the N.C. Bar and Tavern Association reacted: The worst fears of many…
    Donna Martinez, June 25, 2020
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    Unemployment Benefits: Inefficient or Unappealing?

    In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, North Carolina has seen a massive influx of unemployment claims. That large influx has been exceptionally difficult to handle, but even before this surge, North Carolina’s unemployment benefits system was doling out fewer benefits than any other state. JLF’s Dominic Coletti writes…
    Brenee Goforth, June 23, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on the negative impact for local governments of Gov. Roy Cooper’s recent executive orders. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains that North Carolina’s economic recovery is too slow.
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2020
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    Protests and the future of pandemic lockdown orders

    John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist argues that Americans never should comply again with government pandemic lockdown orders. We’re told a second wave of coronavirus infections is coming. As businesses open back up and states relax lockdown orders, the number of new cases is ticking up in a…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2020
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    Barber Licensure’s Role in Deterring Black Entrepreneurship

    Occupational licensure is something that presents a barrier to entry for many professions. Those barriers fall hardest at the feet of minority citizens in America. Take the history of licensure for just one profession: barbers. JLF’s Jon Sanders quotes Timothy J. Sandefur on the subject in his recent…
    Brenee Goforth, June 18, 2020