Raise taxes http://wfae.org en Panthers Stadium Funding Measure Clears State House http://wfae.org/post/panthers-stadium-funding-measure-clears-state-house <p>A funding plan for Bank of America Stadium renovations has cleared the state House. On Wednesday afternoon, <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=hb193&amp;submitButton=Go" target="_blank">Representative Ruth Samuelson's measure passed with little debate</a>.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:00:49 +0000 Julie Rose 24110 at http://wfae.org N.C. About To Slash Unemployment Benefits, Raise Taxes http://wfae.org/post/nc-about-slash-unemployment-benefits-raise-taxes <p>A bill to drastically cut unemployment benefits and slightly raise business taxes has cleared its last major hurdle in North Carolina. Republicans behind it say it's going to be painful, but it's necessary to pay back the <a href="http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/unemploy/budget.asp#tfloans" target="_blank">$2.5 billion </a>the state owes the federal government for help paying unemployment insurance.</p><p><strong>How did the state build up such a massive debt?</strong></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:50:39 +0000 Michael Tomsic & Mark Rumsey 21293 at http://wfae.org N.C. About To Slash Unemployment Benefits, Raise Taxes Gov. McCrory Wants To Sign Unemployment Insurance Changes Into Law http://wfae.org/post/gov-mccrory-wants-sign-unemployment-insurance-changes-law <p>Governor Pat&nbsp;McCrory&nbsp;said one of the first bills he plans to sign into law will overhaul the state’s unemployment insurance system.&nbsp;McCrory&nbsp;is in favor of a Republican legislative plan that cuts benefits and raises taxes on some businesses.</p><p>When the economy tanked, North Carolina’s unemployment insurance system got way out of balance. Businesses fund it, and they weren’t putting enough in to cover the massive demand for benefits as unemployment soared. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:28:23 +0000 Michael Tomsic 19160 at http://wfae.org Gov. McCrory Wants To Sign Unemployment Insurance Changes Into Law N.C. Legislative Committee Approves Changes To Unemployment Insurance http://wfae.org/post/nc-legislative-committee-approves-changes-unemployment-insurance <p>A North Carolina legislative committee approved a plan Tuesday to cut unemployment benefits and raise taxes on some businesses. Republicans behind the plan say those are necessary steps to pay back more than $2.5 billion the state owes the federal government.</p><p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:30:34 +0000 Michael Tomsic 19064 at http://wfae.org N.C. Legislative Committee Approves Changes To Unemployment Insurance