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  • GOP Senators Kill Successful Jobs Program

    The TANF Emergency Fund which expired this week was created by the Recovery Act. TANF Emergency Fund ends, layoffs begin Terrible news from the AFL-CIO Blog: Senate Republicans turned their backs on workers one more time before they left town for the Nov. 2 elections when they refused to allow a vote to keep alive […]

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  • NC Wins Significant Recovery Act Investments

    North Carolina has received $2.2 billion from the Recovery Act as of June 30, 2010. $400 Million for education from “Race to the Top” North Carolina won big in President Obama’s Race to the Top Fund, securing a $400 million grant that will, in part, pay for continued implementation of Gov. Bev Perdue’s Career and […]

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  • Richard Burr ‘Couldn’t Imagine’ Acting to Avoid Mass Teacher Layoffs

    Party politics trumps doing anything for N.C. The effects of the Great Recession have been devastating to our state’s budget. Tax collections are down due to massive job losses and reduced consumer spending while increased demand for public services like unemployment threaten North Carolina’s ability to fund its single largest expenditure – public education. The […]

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  • Gov. Perdue Attends Jobs Summit in Raleigh

    Organizers urge adoption of multiple ideas to help struggling families On Wednesday, Historic Thousands on Jones St (HKonJ) partners, the NC Justice Center, NC NAACP, and the NC State AFL-CIO, among others, held a jobs summit at the Martin St. Baptist Church in Raleigh, where Governor Perdue was urged to consider multiple proposals to get […]

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  • Relief for the Middle Class at Tax Time

    Chances are good you’ll pay less in taxes this year One of candidate Obama’s main campaign promises was to reduce the tax burden on the middle class. President Obama made that promise a reality when he signed the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (aka the stimulus). Over 1/3 of all money in the Recovery […]

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  • One Year Later, Two Million Jobs Saved

    The Recovery Act is working One year ago this week, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. At the time our economy was in free fall, the stock market had tanked, and job losses were topping 800,000 a month. Millions of Americans who lost their jobs were also losing their health […]

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