In the News

December 2017

Also see clips from November 2017, October 2017, September 2017, August 2017, July 2017, June 2017, May 2017, April 2017, March 2017, February 2017, January 2017, and March 2009-December 2016.

"Obamacare signups fall modestly in North Carolina; some expected bigger drop," Asheville Citizen-Times, December 27, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/12/27/obamacare-signu...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"North Carolina editorial roundup," Raleigh News & Observer, December 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article191876269.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"With sweeping tax cuts, US follows NC over a fiscal cliff," Raleigh News & Observer, December 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article191363199.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC to test water sources for industrial chemicals," Durham Herald-Sun, December 23, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/chatham-county/article19140...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"This Week In NC Politics: A Year In Review," WUNC, December 22, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-year-review
(Rob Schofield interview)

"State jobless rate rises month-over-month for first time in nearly a year," Winston-Salem Journal, December 22, http://www.journalnow.com/business/state-jobless-rate-rises-month-over-m...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Some speech is ‘more free’ than others," Richmond County Daily Journal, December 21, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/77908/some-speech-is-mor...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"A search for GenX yields an unexpected discovery here in the Triangle ," Durham Herald-Sun, December 21, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article191142...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"KRIS NORDSTROM: Why can't legislative leaders stop lying about their unfunded class-size mandate?," WRAL, December 20, http://www.wral.com/kris-nordstrom-why-can-t-general-assembly-leadership...
(Kris Nordstrom column)

"Corps of Engineers rejects chemical-based cleanup at Jordan Lake," WRAL  December 20, http://www.wral.com/corps-of-engineers-rejects-chemical-based-cleanup-at...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Republicans Push Bill to Strip Migrant Workers of Their Few Rights, Undercut US Workers," Truthout, December 18, http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42945-republicans-push-bill-to-strip-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"2017 Amexcan Community Leadership Awards," Capital Wire, December 18, http://www.capitalwirepr.com/pr_description.php?id=1b5760e8-a3ea-ee96-40...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina’s edible insect revolution – Are we ready for it?," Durham Herald-Sun, December 18, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/article190143394.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Special Report: GenX - A Toxic Year," WHQR, December 15, http://whqr.org/post/special-report-genx-toxic-year
(quotes Lisa Sorg)

"This Week In NC Politics: Sexual Harassment Concerns At The NC Legislature," WUNC, December 15, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-sexual-harassment-concerns-nc-legi...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Continúa polémica por propuesta tributaria," Univision, December 12, https://www.univision.com/north-carolina/wuvc/noticias/leyes-y-prohibici...
(Patrick McHugh interview)

"Capital Tonight: December 12," Spectrum News, December 12, http://spectrumlocalnews.com/nc/charlotte/capital-tonight-show/2017/12/1...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Local NAACP Holding Forum on “Tax Cut and Jobs Act," Chapelboro, December 12, https://chapelboro.com/news/non-profit-news/local-naacp-holding-forum-on...
(cites Allan Freyer, Alexandra Sirota)

"Duke Energy’s mandatory fee plan is unwise and unfair," Raleigh News & Observer, December 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article189428774.html
(C&H op-ed)

"This Week in NC Politics: A Conversation About Judicial Reform," WUNC, December 8, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-conversation-about-judicial-reform
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Overshadowed by coal ash issue, debate continues over Duke Energy’s fixed charge," Southeast Energy News, December 7, http://southeastenergynews.com/2017/12/07/overshadowed-by-coal-ash-issue...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"New law gives people chance to start fresh," Winston-Salem Chronicle, December 7, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/12/guest-editorial-new-law-gives-people-...
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"Company tied to rich donor wants to take over low-performing NC school," Raleigh News & Observer, December 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article188406244.html (also at Education Week: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/12/08/company-tied-to-rich-donor...)
(cites Kris Nordstrom)

"What North Carolina’s Experience Tells Us About the Republican Tax Overhaul," Indy Week, December 4, https://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/12/04/what-north-carolinas-e...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"NC child advocates predict painful spending cuts will follow new tax law," Raleigh News & Observer, December 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"What happened when North Carolina cut taxes like the GOP wants for the country," Washington Post, December 3,
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/what-happened-when-north... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/what-happened-when-north-car..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/what-happened-when-north-carol..., Anchorage Daily News: https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2017/12/03/what-happened-when-north-car..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/latest-news/article188096939.html,
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"Business Observer for Dec. 3," Fayetteville Observer, December 3, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20171203/business-observer-for-dec-3
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Letter: McHenry favors policies that make life harder," Mountain Xpress, December 2, https://mountainx.com/opinion/letter-mchenry-favors-policies-that-make-l...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"U.S. tax cuts follow NC’s wrong path," Raleigh News & Observer, December 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article187729893.html
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"‘We do not have constituents. We cannot take a side,’ NC judges tell lawmakers.," Raleigh News & Observer, December 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Republicans, Democrats point to NC— for different reasons — in federal tax debate," Raleigh News & Observer, December 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl... (also at McClatchy DC: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article1876...)
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

Also see clips from November 2017, October 2017, September 2017, August 2017, July 2017 June 2017, May 2017, April 2017, March 2017, February 2017, January 2017, and March 2009-December 2016.