April 6, 2016
The News & Observer agrees with us that what’s good for working people is good for business!
Legislation that would drastically cut North Carolina’s state unemployment benefits also jeopardizes $25 million a week in federal benefits for almost 85,000 North Carolinians unemployed through no fault of their own.
With the Governor’s support, the Chamber’s scheme to have unemployed workers pay the price for a deficit created by years of business tax cuts will become law. Meanwhile, McCrory refuses to put his money where his mouth is.
Given its track record of putting conservative ideology above everything else, maybe its no surprise that our out-of-control state legislature has moved since returning to Raleigh last week to cripple the Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection by eliminating its funding entirely.
North Carolina above national participation rate to-date The News & Observer reports that North Carolina at 54% is above the national mail participation rate for the 2010 Census: “We’re above the national number. That’s where you want to be,” said census spokesman Tony Jones, who works in the Charlotte regional census office. “We’re in good […]
Blue Cross Blue Shield NC premiums way up The News & Observer reports on huge rate increases hitting North Carolina families who have health care coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield – almost everyone, given their practical monopoly: “In this state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, a nonprofit insurer that controls most […]
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