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2:40 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

NC Cuts Unemployment Benefits, Pays Down Federal Debt

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North Carolina is on pace to pay back its huge debt to the federal government for unemployment insurance by the end of next year. That's largely because the state slashed unemployment benefits.


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9:29 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Struggling Food Banks Get Help From McCrory Administration

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Executive Director Kay Carter, Gov. Pat McCrory, Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos
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Food banks in North Carolina that are struggling to keep up with high demand are getting emergency relief from Governor Pat McCrory's administration. McCrory announced Monday they'll split $750,000 over the next few weeks, in part to help them get through the partial government shutdown. But demand at food banks has been rising since before the shutdown and can also be traced to changes on the state level.


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3:30 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

N.C. Legislative Committee Approves Changes To Unemployment Insurance

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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.


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