North Carolina has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. While our official unemployment numbers put us roughly in the middle of the pack compared to other states, at 12.2 percent, it is still far too high. It’s time for our elected officials in Washington to step up and confront this problem head-on.
Fortunately, we’ve seen that Congress and the administration are able to accomplish big things when push comes to shove, having already passed a series of economic stimulus packages aimed at helping workers and businesses. Now, federal lawmakers must take that same initiative to spur new job growth in order to help get people back to work. They should start with one of the most promising economic sectors our state has to offer — clean energy.
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