Each week this year (with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas) we will examine the fiscal and economic health of one of the U.S. states. Our 26th state in this series is North Carolina. Here are the top five (or more) things you need to know about the Tar Heel State.
All is not well in North Carolina, according to incoming governor-elect Pat McCrory. Addressing the state’s economic woes in Durham on Wednesday, NewsObserver reports that the state’s $2.5 billion in unemployment insurance debt and high unemployment had McCrory less than optimistic about the immediate future.
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In South Florida, the median household income continues to fall. In South Florida it has now reached $48,880, in Broward $40,552 and $38,953 in Palm Beach County.
In California, officials are considering an unorthodox use of eminent domain to help homeowners who are struggling to stay current with their mortgages.
Wyoming plans to spend $7 million nationwide on tourism marketing to promote itself to potential tourists. North Carolina receives mixed news about its economy. Private Space flight in FL has promise to bring new jobs to Cape Canaveral.
It’s been three years since the Senate passed a budget, but Obama is on the campaign trail in North Carlina. Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, joins The Big Talker’s Morning Beat with Chad Adams…
In North Carolina the State Auditor’s office has reported that $687,000 dollars in overpayments for unemployment benefits were made from 2009 to 2011.
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A California city consider layoffs, New York City makes budget cuts, and North Carolina spends $461 million in federal funds to build a new train station and to make their trains go faster. By 13 minutes.