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Unemployment Benefits

Battle over unemployment benefits latest example of political polarization

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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. Full story...
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Protests of NC Republican policies back in Raleigh

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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. Full story...
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New ID requirement coming for jobless benefits

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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. Full story...
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McCrory signs unemployment bill into law

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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. Full story...
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McCrory talks up priorities in NC State of State

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videoRepublican Gov. Pat McCrory says his new administration will focus on the economy, education and the efficiency of state government services. Full story...
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Unemployed challenge state leaders to live off $350 a week

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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. Full story...
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NC unemployment debt fix backed by House panel

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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. Full story...
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NC unemployment issue galvanizes business group

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A business coalition says fixing North Carolina's indebted unemployment insurance system will bring more certainty to companies and encourage job growth. Full story...
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Group: McCrory should try to live on $350 a week

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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. Full story...
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NC lawmaker wants benefit changes to start in July

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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. Full story...
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