The governor of North Carolina just signed into law what may be the worst voter suppression law in the country. :North Carolina's GOP-led legislature has taken many controversial steps in recent weeks - sneaking anti-abortion measures into a motorcycle safety law and cutting unemployment benefits for 70,000 North Carolinians, to name two. But new revisions to a photo ID voting bill, which passed the House in April and is up for a Senate...
Manufacturing, unemployment, and the Sputtering Recovery in North Carolina’s Metros « The Progressive Pulse
Moral Mondays: Religious Progressives Protest North Carolina Policies Almost every Monday since late April, hundreds of protestors have gathered in Raleigh to oppose the state’s budget cuts to unemployment benefits, healthcare funding, education, and other social benefits.
New state figures on countywide unemployment rates show that September may have been a better month for Western North Carolina’s job seekers, though six WNC counties still post double-digit joblessness.
North Carolina lawmakers had a tough choice this spring: Change how unemployment benefits are calculated, potentially cutting off benefits to tens of thousands of people, or allow the state's debt to the federal government to continue as a drag on the economy. The state was one of many in the same situation, but North Carolina lawmakers were the only ones who chose the quicker fix.