North Carolina Justice Center http://wunc.org en North Carolina And The Extended Unemployment Debate http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-and-extended-unemployment-debate <p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina lawmakers, business leaders and economists are touting a positive economic outlook for 2014.</p><p>Governor Pat McCrory gives a lot of credit for the state’s economic comeback to his administration’s overhaul of unemployment policy.&nbsp;</p><p>In Washington, lawmakers continue to debate whether to approve a federal unemployment extension for more than one million jobless workers.&nbsp; It’s an extension many in North Carolina had to do without several months ago.</p><p>During a speech in Research Triangle Park, McCrory said he likes what he sees.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:48:18 +0000 Leoneda Inge 28521 at http://wunc.org North Carolina And The Extended Unemployment Debate Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, One Year Later http://wunc.org/post/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-one-year-later <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;" lang="en-US"><font size="2" face="Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font color="black">Last summer, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security rolled out a plan to allow undocumented young people who meet certain requirements to receive a temporary legal reprieve. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:21:00 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 21066 at http://wunc.org Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals, One Year Later North Carolina Nears A Budget http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-nears-budget <p>The North Carolina General Assembly is set to vote on a budget this week, one that has defenders of public education up in arms. The proposed budget ends teacher tenure, holds teacher salary flat and cuts funding for teacher assistants. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:11:21 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 19461 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Nears A Budget North Carolina First State To Eliminate Federal Unemployment Benefits http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-first-state-eliminate-federal-unemployment-benefits <p>The North Carolina General Assembly recently decided to implement cuts to unemployment benefits as well as the maximum number of weeks one can receive unemployment funds. But altering unemployment benefits before the end of 2013 means North Carolina has been disqualified from receiving federal unemployment funding. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:38:50 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 18236 at http://wunc.org North Carolina First State To Eliminate Federal Unemployment Benefits Wake County Begins Move Into Brand New Justice Center http://wunc.org/post/wake-county-begins-move-brand-new-justice-center <p>Many Wake County employees are moving into <a href="http://www.wakegov.com/locations/justicecenter/Pages/default.aspx">a new downtown justice center</a> this week.</p><p>County officials have invested three years of construction and $184 million in their new government headquarters.&nbsp; Office workers have begun setting up in the facility.&nbsp; The county's Register of Deeds will the first to open its doors Wednesday. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:57:26 +0000 Gurnal Scott 16952 at http://wunc.org Wake County Begins Move Into Brand New Justice Center Groups Tackles Intractable North Carolina Poverty Problem http://wunc.org/post/groups-tackles-intractable-north-carolina-poverty-problem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gene </span>Nichol<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Director of the </span><a href="http://www.law.unc.edu/centers/poverty/default.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;"><u><font color="#0066cc">Center on Poverty, Work &amp; Opportunity</font></u></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The State of&nbsp;Things</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> today&nbsp;that the financial collapse really hurt the poor but that the problem is multifaceted.</span> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:41:58 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 16562 at http://wunc.org Groups Tackles Intractable North Carolina Poverty Problem New Report Looks at "Tipped" Workers http://wunc.org/post/new-report-looks-tipped-workers <p>The non-profit North Carolina Justice Center is trying to bring attention to sub-minimum wage workers this Valentine’s Day. Most of these workers are in food service relying on tips.</p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3266 at http://wunc.org