The $2.4 billion that North Carolina owes the federal government for jobless payments could lead to an overhaul of the state's unemployment insurance system. "It's not going to be fluffy and kind," Rep. Julia Howard says about spreading the pain around.
If you're looking for a job, the new governor is hiring. Gov.-elect Pat McCrory's website offers a trove of job listings, if you can figure out what they are. Here's that story.
The N.C. Court of Appeals has thrown out a lawsuit brought by Democrats challenging a Republican campaign tactic of buying TV and radio ads directly rather than through a campaign committee. But the court widened the definition of whose financial support must be included in ad disclaimers.