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November 2014

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"It's time to break the cycle," High Point Enterprise, November 30, http://www.hpe.com/opinion/x1736884440/Tom-Blount-It-s-time-to-break-the...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"State-required UNC system review includes coastal programs," Carteret County News-Times, November 29, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/article_a88578ce-7809-11e4...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The quiet life-saving success of the ACA," Jefferson Post, November 27, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150661560/The-quiet-life-savin...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Jobs recovery continues, but wages haven't caught up," Wilmington Star-News, November 25, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20141125/ARTICLES/141129815?Title=... (also at Gaston Gazette: http://www.gastongazette.com/opinion/our-opinion/editorial-jobs-recovery...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Success of the ACA," Greenville Daily Reflector, November 22, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-success-aca-2717433
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"For many workers cheated out of wages, NC Department of Labor offers no help," Raleigh News & Observer, November 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/22/4344477_for-many-workers-cheated-... (also at the Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/11/22/5334406/for-many-workers-che..., State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/11/22/3830000/for-many-workers-cheated-out-...,
(quotes Carol Brooke)

"North Carolina's rising health insurance rates demand smart strategies," Charlotte Observer, November 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/11/21/5333117/north-carolinas-risi... (also at The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/11/24/3832377_north-carolinas-rising-health...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Advierten a inmigrantes que no contraten notarios," Que Pasa, November 21, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/inmigracion/accion-ejecutiva...
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

"NC unemployment rate for October dipped to 6.3 percent," The Robesonian, November 21, http://www.robesonian.com/news/news/50733123/NC-jobless-rate-drops-to-6.... (also at Fox Business: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/11/21/nc-unemployment-rate-for-o... Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/october-jobless-rate-in-nc-drops-to-pe..., South Carolina SC: http://www.southcarolinasc.com/2014/11/nc-unemployment-rate-for-october-..., Trib Town: http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/56c7e90a4e384c05918f907a5ea0ff4c/NC--..., Manufacturing.net: http://www.manufacturing.net/news/2014/11/oct-jobless-rate-in-nc-drops-t..., Rocky Mount Telegram: https://www.rockymounttelegram.com/business/state-jobless-rate-drops-63-...)
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"North Carolina charter school updates religion policy after teacher's prayer in class," Huffington Post, November 21, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/21/charter-school-classroom-prayer...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Teacher shortage looms," Winston-Salem Journal, November 21, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-teacher-sho...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"President Obama rolls out executive plan on immigration," The Daily Tar Heel, November 21, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/11/president-obama-rolls-out-ex...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"ACA a life-saver for this lady," The Robesonian, November 21, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50732931/ACA-a-lif...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Obama's plan offers hope for Triangle immigrants," Raleigh News & Observer, November 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/20/4339357_obamas-plan-offers-hope-f...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"The quiet life-saving success of the ACA," The Daily Dispatch, November 20, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/x761892633/Fitzsimon-The-quiet-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC tuition has risen at double US rate," The Daily Tar Heel, November 20, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/11/nc-tuition-has-risen-at-doub...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

“How does High Point resolve its hunger crisis?” High Point Enterprise, November 19, http://www.hpe.com/news/x761892240/How-does-High-Point-resolve-its-hunge...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

“NC Justice Center director Melinda Lawrence to retire,” Raleigh News & Observer, November 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/18/4333813_nc-justice-center-directo... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/11/17/5323164/leader-of-nc-group-a...)
(cites Melinda Lawrence)

"Conando de Carolina del Norte busca contrarrestar rechazo a ninos inmigrantes," Fox News Latino, November 18, latino.foxnews.com/latino/espanol/2014/11/18/condado-de-carolina-del-norte-busca-contrarrestar-rechazo-ninos-inmigrantes/
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

“McCrory and corruption, part II,” The Robesonian, November 18, http://www.robesonian.com/news/Op-Ed-opinion_columns/50708615/McCrory-an...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Experts predict looming budget crisis in North Carolina following tax cuts,” Public News Service, November 18, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-11-18/budget-policy-and-priorities...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

“North Carolina Justice Center executive director Lawrence to retire at the end of the year,” Daily Journal, November 17, http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/102dfe47e2e24a42a7c3e94fefca45fa/... (also at WBTV: http://www.wbtv.com/story/27408804/leader-of-nc-group-advocating-for-poo..., The Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/ap/staten/leader-nc-group-advocating-poor-re..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/11/17/5323164/leader-of-nc-group-a...)  
(cites Melinda Lawrence)

“Helping low-income children means helping their families,” Jefferson Post, November 17, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150531956/Helping-low-income-c...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“North Carolina man who was beaten, robbed, set on fire by man he met in gay bar dies,” Towelroad, November 16, http://www.towleroad.com/2014/11/north-carolina-man-who-was-beaten-robbe...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Looming teacher shortage,” Greenville Daily Reflector, November 15, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-looming-teacher-sho...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Young vets facing job hurdles,” Laurinburg Exchange, November 15, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150545834...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

“Who does and doesn’t benefit from the ACA,” Wilmington Star-News, November 14, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20141114/ARTICLES/141119849
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Post-election, Democrats reflect on loss," The Daily Tar Heel, November 13, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/11/post-election-democrats-refl...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"To help poor kids, help their families," Rockingham Daily Journal, November 13, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150525151/T... (also at Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/x205865884/Fitzsimon-Helping-lo...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Feds lower unemployment tax increase for NC employers," Raleigh News & Observer, November 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/12/4315470_feds-waive-unemployment-t... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/11/12/5309793/feds-lower-unemploym...)
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"N.C. NAACP: Expand Medicaid," Greenville Daily Reflector, November 12, http://www.reflector.com/news/naacp-lawmakers-expand-medicaid-2708361 (also at Rocky Mount Telegram: https://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/ncwire/nc-naacp-calls-state-lawm...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC Attorney General Roy Cooper promotes nonpartisan redistricting," Raleigh News & Observer, November 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/11/11/4314093_ag-roy-cooper-promotes-no... (also at The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/11/11/3806133/nc-attorney-general-roy-coope...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Where is NC school voucher money going?" WCNC, November 9, http://www.wcnc.com/story/news/politics/2014/11/09/where-is-nc-school-vo...
(quotes Christine Bischoff)

"Marriage equality is here to stay in North Carolina," Q Notes, November 7, http://goqnotes.com/32602/marriage-equality-is-here-to-stay-in-north-car...
(NC Policy Watch column)

"Big GOP wins in a predictably GOP year," Winston-Salem Journal, November 7, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-big-gop-win... (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-wins-predictabl...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"GOP victories blunt hopes of Medicaid expansion," Politico, November 5, http://www.politico.com/story/2014/11/2014-elections-republicans-medicai...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"It's no time to scale back anti-poverty efforts," Jefferson Post, November 4, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150396705/Its-no-time-to-scale...
(Tazra Mitchell column)

"Rev. William Barber accuses Wake GOP of 'race-baiting' by trying to make him a campaign issue," Raleigh News & Observer, November 3, http://www.newsobserver.com/welcome_page/?shf=/2014/11/03/4291174_rev-wi...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"No rhetoric: Hagan and Tillis on the issues," WFMY, November 3, http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/politics/voter-guide/2014/11/03/haga...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Misleading business-tax ranking," Greenville Daily Reflector, November 1, https://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-misleading-busines...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The election's frustrating last days," Winston-Salem Journal, November 1, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-the-elec...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Also see clips from October 2014, September 2014, August 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013 and March 2009-December 2012.