Jobs and economy (page 6)

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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    David Bass reports for Carolina Journal Online on the return of work search requirements for people seeking N.C. unemployment benefits. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why controversial reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones wasn’t canceled at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Mitch Kokai, May 24, 2021
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    Why Not an Earned Income Tax Credit?

    A state EITC would inherit the costs of the federal program without adding to the benefits, making it of questionable value. Legislators would get more bang for the buck by increasing the child tax deduction or expanding the zero-tax bracket. Here’s why. Despite bipartisan support for…
    Joseph Coletti, May 21, 2021
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    Pushback Against Pro-Union Biden Appointee

    Graham Piro of the Washington Free Beacon highlights a legal challenge that could test a top Biden administration official on labor issues. An appeal filed by two union dissidents could test the legitimacy of President Joe Biden’s controversial labor appointee as he attempts to unravel Trump-era policies that…
    Mitch Kokai, May 19, 2021
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    The Right AOC on Point: Pipeline shutdown offers preview of Green New Deal

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” explains why this week’s pipeline shutdown should make us more concerned about the Green New Deal. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Andrew Dunn writes for Carolina Journal Online about N.C. towns that face financial insolvency. Joseph Coletti’s CJ Opinion explains why policymakers should focus on reducing structural barriers to work. Andy Taylor’s CJ Opinion asks whether President Biden can avoid deeper attacks on capitalism.
    Mitch Kokai, May 14, 2021
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    Biden’s Unemployment Policy Questioned by an Ally

    Graham Piro reports for the Washington Free Beacon on one Democratic senator’s concerns about the Biden administration’s approach to unemployment. A Democratic senator facing a tough reelection battle raised concerns behind closed doors about the Biden administration’s handling of the unemployment crisis, undermining the White House’s defense of…
    Mitch Kokai, May 13, 2021
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    The Job Market is Plentiful but the Workers are Few

    “There are more job openings in the U.S. this spring than before the pandemic hit in March 2020, and fewer people in the labor force,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The April jobs report was released last week and it made clear that jobs are in abundance, but…
    Brooke Medina, May 12, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Donna King reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. gas lines tied to fears about a major pipeline shutdown. John Hood’s CJ Opinion explains why enforcing unemployment rules will help ease the state’s labor shortage. Andrew Heath’s CJ Opinion touts the “success sequence” as a path away…
    Mitch Kokai, May 12, 2021