Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

Lindsay Marchello - Carolina Journal News Service

RALEIGH — North Carolinians who have filed for unemployment insurance because of COVID-19 won’t see payments for at least two weeks, state officials said during a Friday, April 3 news conference. The head of the state’s employment office also said roughly 41,000 people have gotten payments.

RALEIGH — Money topped the list of needs from North Carolina’s institutions of higher education in a meeting Thursday, April 2, of the House Select Committee on COVID-19 Education Working Group. 

RALEIGH — The show must go on.

That was the theme of the Tuesday, March 31 meeting of the Continuity of State Operations Working Group, a subset of the House COVID-19 committee. Keep cash flowing, keep the lights on, state lawmakers said.

RALEIGH — Congress is working toward a third major COVID-19 relief bill including provisions tackling economic and education challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

RALEIGH — With K-12 schools across the state closed until May 15, lawmakers and education officials are working to ensure students are still able to get an education and that school employees are paid.

RALEIGH — As unemployment numbers surge, N.C. lawmakers are exchanging ideas and working on ways to provide relief to suffering residents.

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper announced a slew of new restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19.

RALEIGH — Marty Kotis, a member of the University of North Carolina System’s Board of Governors, for years has pushed for more online learning programs from UNC’s college campuses. He hasn’t gathered much support, but that may change now that the coronavirus pandemic is uprooting traditional higher education.

Registered Democrats are more likely to worry about the coronavirus than are Republicans, a new poll from the right-leaning Civitas Institute shows. 

RALEIGH — Teachers and retirees are suffering without a budget in place, two freshman Democratic lawmakers said during a March 10 news conference. A spokesman for the Republican leader of the Senate said the General Assembly has passed a budget, but obstinate Democrats — including Gov. Roy Cooper — continue blocking the spending plan from taking effect.

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