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Battle over unemployment benefits latest example of political polarization
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:43pm.

videoA battle over unemployment benefits has become another partisan battle in the Tar Heel State, and in Washington, renewing unemployment benefits is stuck in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans.

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Protests of NC Republican policies back in Raleigh
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/23/2013 - 8:36am.

The movement against policies approved by the Republican-led North Carolina legislature is returning to Raleigh to pressure Gov. Pat McCrory to convene a special session on Medicaid and unemployment benefits.

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New ID requirement coming for jobless benefits
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 3:20pm.

North Carolina's unemployed soon will have to provide photo identification when they receive weekly jobless cash benefits. People will continue to be able file for benefits by telephone or online, but they'll have to present a photo ID at their local workforce development office within four weeks of filing, likely starting Feb. 1.

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McCrory signs unemployment bill into law
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 4:06pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law changes to North Carolina's unemployment insurance system that supporters say will put the plan on firmer footing.

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McCrory talks up priorities in NC State of State
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 11:40pm.

videoRepublican Gov. Pat McCrory says his new administration will focus on the economy, education and the efficiency of state government services.

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Unemployed challenge state leaders to live off $350 a week
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 4:29pm.

videoSome political activists want some state leaders to put their money where their mouth is. At a rally in Wilmington today the group said the governor and other Republican leaders should try to live on the amount they want the state to pay the unemployed.

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NC unemployment debt fix backed by House panel
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 1:54pm.

An unemployment insurance system overhaul for North Carolina has cleared its first hurdle early in the General Assembly as a House committee agreed to changes that would include cutting jobless benefits and raising employee taxes.

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NC unemployment issue galvanizes business group
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 1:44pm.

A business coalition says fixing North Carolina's indebted unemployment insurance system will bring more certainty to companies and encourage job growth.

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Group: McCrory should try to live on $350 a week
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 2:44pm.

Advocates for the unemployed are calling on North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to live for one week on the maximum weekly unemployment benefit of $350 that lawmakers are considering.

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NC lawmaker wants benefit changes to start in July
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:29pm.

A North Carolina state legislator steering an unemployment insurance overhaul bill says the proposal would take effect in July, even though federal emergency jobless benefits for tens of thousands of people could be curtailed in the process.

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