Health insurance improves health outcomes

Health insurance coverage matters to the health and well-being of individuals and families. While federal and state policymakers debate various legislative vehicles to …

Minimum wage doesn’t cover the basics in any North Carolina county

The North Carolina Budget and Tax Center’s recently updated Living Income Standard report shows that North Carolina’s minimum wage won’t cover the cost of basic necessities in any county, let alone fast-growing counties where housing and transportation costs are rapidly on the rise.