Moral Monday Week 9

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Karen Tam / Raleigh Public Record

Former NC Commissioner of Labor Harry Payne, holding an unemployment sign, stood with the 6-foot-tall cardboard sign displaying the number 170,000 during Monday’s ninth week of protests at the state legislature building. That figure is the number of people in North Carolina that will be denied extended unemployment benefits after a state unemployment overhaul that took effect this past weekend. The changes disqualify North Carolina from receiving the federal benefits. North Carolina is the first state in the country to turn down the federal money.

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