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...

Why North Carolina’s Voter ID Bill Might be the Nation’s Worst

The League of Women Voters of the Piedmont Triad writes letter to Gov. McCrory | The Progressive Pulse

Nearly half of NC's local school boards sign on as plaintiffs in school voucher case; several also reject teacher contracts - The Progressive Pulse

July 1939. "Zollie Lyons, Sharecropper, home from the field for dinner at noontime, with his wife and part of his family. Wake County, North Carolina." by Dorothea Lange

July "Zollie Lyons, Negro sharecropper, home from the field for dinner at noontime, with his wife and part of his family. Note dog run." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange.

‘It’s God’s plan’: North Carolina church helped members commit unemployment fraud so they could keep tithing

‘It’s God’s plan’: North Carolina church helped members commit unemployment fraud so they could keep tithing

North Carolina Unemployment Benefit Cuts (Forbes) and Counter Comment - http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2016/01/15/forbes-prints-inaccurate-claims-about-unemployment-insurance-changes-in-north-carolina/

North Carolina's Unknown Tax Cut Bonanza

North Carolina Unemployment Benefit Cuts (Forbes) and Counter Comment - http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2016/01/15/forbes-prints-inaccurate-claims-about-unemployment-insurance-changes-in-north-carolina/

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.

NC alone in choice to end extended unemployment checks

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.

North Carolina Church Leader Helped Members Commit Unemployment Fraud So They Could Keep Donating To The Church

North Carolina Church Leader Helped Members Commit Unemployment Fraud So They Could Keep Donating To The Church - New York Journals

Manufacturing, unemployment, and the Sputtering Recovery in North Carolina’s Metros « The Progressive Pulse

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.

Moral Mondays: Religious Progressives Protest North Carolina Policies

Almost every Monday since late April, hundreds of protestors have gathered at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh to oppose the state’s budget cuts to unemployment benefits, healthcare funding, education, and other social benefits.

A 2013 study by the Center for Global Development, an independent think tank, analyzed 15 years’ worth of data from the North Carolina Division of Employment Security and the North Carolina Growers Association. The findings compare the number of unemployed citizens with those who accepted referrals for available NCGA farm jobs, those who showed up for the first day of work, and those who completed the season on a farm: none in 1998-2001 and only 11 in 2008, 0.004% of all 283,048 job seekers.

The High Cost of Cheap Labor

A 2013 study by the Center for Global Development, an independent think tank, analyzed 15 years’ worth of data from the North Carolina Division of Employment Security and the North Carolina Growers Association. The findings compare the number of unemployed citizens with those who accepted referrals for available NCGA farm jobs, those who showed up for the first day of work, and those who completed the season on a farm: none in 1998-2001 and only 11 in 2008, 0.004% of all 283,048 job seekers.

What happens when jobless benefits get cut? Let’s ask North Carolina.

What happens when jobless benefits get cut? Let’s ask North Carolina.

North Carolina lawmakers move to slash unemployment help - The Washington Post

Q&A: North Carolina's unemployment insurance program (Posted Sept 12, 2013, Updated July 1, 2015)

Q&A: North Carolina's unemployment insurance program

Here are a few key questions to consider about North Carolina's unemployment insurance program.

VOTE THE GOP OUT! North Carolina Becomes First State To Reject Federal Aid For Long-Term Unemployment

Unemployment rates decreased in 91 North Carolina counties in November, including several in Eastern North Carolina.

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