New report: Amazon a top employer of food assistance recipients

BY: - April 19, 2018

Good lord — maybe this is why Amazon is considering coming to North Carolina. A new report for The Intercept by reporter Claire Brown of the New Food Economy (a UNC-Chapel Hill grad) reveals that the retailing giant Amazon is employing lots of workers at such low wages that they qualify for food assistance. This […]

New report: Data show that majority of NC business incentive programs don’t work

BY: - February 16, 2015

As Chris Fitzsimon reported in this morning’s “Monday numbers,” analyst Allan Freyer of the N.C. Justice Center has released a new and damning report today on North Carolina’s business incentives programs. This is from the release that accompanied the report (“Picking Losers: Why the Majority of NC’s Incentives Programs End in Failure”): “If North Carolina […]

Breaking: Healthcare subsidies on the ropes?

BY: - July 22, 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled that tax credits under the Affordable Care Act can only be available to people who enrolled in new exchanges set up in states — not those who enrolled in the default federal program. Think Progress explains the 2-1 decision in Halbig v. Burwell: The […]