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Coble: Budget will more than double the largest layoff in state history (video)

Posted By Clayton Henkel On May 9, 2011 @ 12:21 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

The Senate budget subcommittees take up the budget this week with Senate Leader Phil Berger saying their spending plan will likely be smaller [1] than the $19.3 billion package that passed the House.

Ran Coble, executive director of the N.C. Center for Public Policy Research [2], says budget writers should be rightfully concerned about the long-term damage that could be caused by deeper cuts to education.

And while the exact number of jobs eliminated from the House budget remains in dispute [3], Coble notes the proposed cuts will far exceed the 2003 Pillowtex closing [4], which has had the distinction of being the largest layoff in North Carolina history.
To hear part of Coble’s weekend appearance on News & Views, click below. The full interview (Part 1 [5] & Part 2 [6]) can be found on the NC Policy Watch radio interview page [7].

(Also take time to listen to Chris Fitzsimon’s interview with Christy Zemcik [8], who along with 37,000 North Carolinians, is still waiting for the legislature to act on an extended jobless benefits bill.)

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[1] smaller: http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/blogpost/9543573/

[2] N.C. Center for Public Policy Research: http://www.nccppr.org/drupal/

[3] dispute: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/05/v-print/1176058/huge-layoffs-are-coming-but-30000.html

[4] Pillowtex closing: http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/106176/

[5] Part 1: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/05/09/nccppr-executive-director-ran-coble-assesses-the-winners-and-losers-in-the-house-budget-part-1-of-our-interview/

[6] Part 2: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/05/09/nccpprs-ran-coble-on-how-higher-education-fares-in-the-house-budget-part-2-of-our-interview/

[7] page: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/category/radioandvideo/radio-interviews/

[8] Christy Zemcik: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/05/09/christy-zemcik-on-the-inaction-of-nc-legislators-to-help-37000-unemployed-workers/

[9] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ER6MSkk8gbs

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