In the News

June 2014

Also see clips from 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.

"Legislators miss fiscal year deadline for passing state budget," The Daily Tar Heel, June 30, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/06/legislators-miss-fiscal-year...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Attacks on EITC are off base," Jefferson Post, June 29, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/3838817/Attacks-on-EIT...
(Tazra Mitchell column)

"UnitedHealthcare announces plans to sell insurance under North Carolina exchange in 2015," The Republic, June 28,  http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ea61a329bf5248b5a6507c33a718dcaf/N... (also at Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/28/unitedhealthcare-propose...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Missing the budget forest for the trees," Winston-Salem Journal, June 28, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-missing-the...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"House 'mini-budget' is small-minded," Rockingham Daily Journal, June 27, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5142710/Hou...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Third health insurer to enter NC exchange for 2015," Raleigh News & Observer, June 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/27/3969431/third-health-insurer-ente...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Foreclosure rate declines across county; state agency has program to help struggling homeowners," Morganton News Herald, June 26, http://www.morganton.com/news/foreclosure-rate-declines-across-county-st...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory must make his economic development program more transparent," Winston-Salem Journal, June 26, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-mccrory-must-make...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"The GOP wants even more money for vouchers," Indy Week, June 25, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-gop-wants-even-more-money-for-vouch...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Big labor joins left-wing attack on North Carolina," National Legal and Policy Center, June 25, http://nlpc.org/stories/2014/06/25/big-labor-buttresses-attacks-nc-conse...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Right shows lack of respect for protesters," Laurinburg Exchange, June 25, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5108892/R...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Former resident sums up state of North Carolina," Asheville Citizen-Times, June 25, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/06/25/former-res...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Efforts to unionize Mountaire Farms plant in Robeson County continue," Fayetteville Observer, June 24, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/business/efforts-to-unionize-mountaire-f...
(cites Allan Freyer)

Chris Hill, Spectacular Magazine, June 24

"Under scrutiny, mug shot publishing industry evolves," WRAL, June 24, http://www.wral.com/under-scrutiny-online-mugshot-industry-evolves/13756...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Answer is not the lottery," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 22, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-answer-not-lottery-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"'Nonpartisan' mostly against Republicans in Raleigh," Salisbury Post, June 21, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140621/SP01/140629930/0/FRONTPAGE
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Unaccountable voucher scheme," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 21, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-unaccountable-vouch...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"What are the limits of 'parental choice' when the state is paying for it?" The Durham News, June 20, http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2014/06/20/3945931/karey-harwood-what-are-t...
(cites Matt Ellinwood)

"Cynical lottery plan still alive in House," The Robesonian, June 20, http://robesonian.com/news/opinion/5075954/Cynical-lottery-plan-still-al...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Chris Fitzsimon: Expanding the 'voucher scheme,'" Winston-Salem Journal, June 20, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-expanding-t... (also at Laurinburg Exchange: http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5072765/V...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC jobless rate rises in May as 19,000 enter job market," Raleigh News & Observer, June 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/20/3951423/nc-jobless-rate-rises-in-... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/06/20/4993260/nc-jobless-rate-rise...)
(cites Allan Freyer)

"Repealing tax cuts makes a moral budget possible for North Carolina," Raleigh News & Observer, June 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/20/3952362/repealing-tax-cuts-makes-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Sit-ins planned for final Moral Monday of NC legislative session," Facing South (ISS Blog), June 20, http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/06/sit-ins-planned-for-final-moral-m...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Charlotte's uninsured will decline by 36 percent by 2016, researchers predict," Charlotte Observer, June 19, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/06/19/4990985/charlottes-uninsured...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"North Carolina policy expert: GOP must bridge policy differences," Charlotte Business Journal, June 19, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/queen_city_agenda/2014/06/nort...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Public money for private schools?" Rockingham Daily Journal, June 19, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5074762/Pub...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"A living wage is a benefit to all of us," Charlotte Observer, June 19, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/06/19/4990323/a-living-wage-is-a-b...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Lack of firm Medicaid data has senators irritated," Winston-Salem Journal, June 19, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/lack-of-firm-medicaid-data-has-sena...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Report: 80 percent of recent hires are for low-wage jobs," Winston-Salem Journal, June 18, www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/report-percent-of-recent...
(cites NC Justice Center)

Bill LuMaye Show, June 18, no link available
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Senate passes economic privatization bill," Winston-Salem Journal, June 18, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/senate-passes-eco...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Advance Auto Parts to relocated CEO to Raleigh, bring 600 jobs," WNCN, June 18, http://www.wncn.com/story/25811895/advance-auto-parts-to-bring-600-jobs-... (also at WBTW: http://www.wbtw.com/story/25816345/advance-auto-parts-coming-to-raleigh-...)
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Fitzsimon hammers Republican legislators' actions," Salisbury Post, June 18, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140618/SP01/140619720/1023/fitzsi...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Advocate: Cuts harm families," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 18, http://www.reflector.com/news/advocate-revenue-cuts-harm-families-2511485
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Undocumented fight for in-state tuition," ABC-11, June 17, http://abc11.com/education/undocumented-fight-for-in-state-tuition/119219/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Local governments feel impact of tax, budget decisions in Raleigh," Durham-Herald Sun, June 15, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x805527982/Local-governments-feel-impac...
(Cedric Johnson op-ed)

"Council approves settlement over retiree apartments," Southern Pines Pilot, June 14, http://www.thepilot.com/news/council-approves-settlement-over-retiree-ap...
(cites NC Justice Center settlement)

"About that House budget..." Winston-Salem Journal, June 13, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-about-that-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC House passes $21 billion budget," WNCN, June 13, http://www.wncn.com/story/25770411/nc-house-passes-21-billion-budget
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Fitzsimon to speak to Senior Democrats," Salisbury Post, June 13, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140613/SP01/140619859/1016
(Cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Housing policy at odds with Chapel Hill's values," Chapel Hill News, June 12, http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2014/06/12/3931811/commentary-housing-poli...
(Daniel Bowes column)

"Senate and House budgets slash legal aid for poorest citizens," Indy Weekly, June 12, http://www.indyweek.com/triangulator/archives/2014/06/12/senate-and-hous...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Community discussion will cover living wage," Charlotte Observer, June 11, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/06/11/4969394/community-discussion...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Meet Art Pope," The State of Things (WUNC), June 11, http://wunc.org/post/meet-art-pope-transcript
(cites NC Justice Center)

"State House budget better, but still bad," Rockingham Daily Journal, June 10, http://yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/5002616/State-H...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Should education require a passport?" Women AdvaNCe, June 10, http://womenadvancenc.org/should-education-require-a-passport/
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

The Story Behind NC Unemployment Numbers, Talk Back Now Show with Patricia, June 10, http://www.talkbacknowshow.com/
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)

"House budget proposal," Capital Tonight, June 10, http://capitaltonightnc.twcnews.com/2014/06/11/capital-tonight-june-10-h...
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

Capital Tonight, Allan Freyer interview, June 9

"Tax returns will not help hospitals," Daily Tar Heel, June 9, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/06/tax-returns-will-not-help-ho...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"New report shows N.C. families are struggling," Asheville Citizen-Times, June 9, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/elections/2014/06/09/wages-nc-familie...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"In 2nd year, McCrory gets more purposeful in challenging NC lawmakers, protecting turf," Greensboro News & Record, June 8, http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_4d6d8822-ef2f-11e3-8d... (also at The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/6b8372aa731f458da35f05d63a2d6189/N..., Salisbury Post: http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140609/SP01/140609628/1016/mccror..., Hampton Roads Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2014/06/mccrory-pushing-back-nc-legislature-2nd-..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/mccrory-pushing-back-at-nc-l..., Goldsboro Daily News: http://goldsborodailynews.com/blog/2014/06/09/mccrory-pushing-back/, WITN: http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/McCrory-Pushing-Back-At-NC-Legislatur..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/06/08/4962625/mccrory-pushing-back...,
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Economic development," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 7, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-economic-developmen...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Two bills on film industry incentives advance," Winston Salem-Journal, June 6, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/two-bills-on-film-industry-i...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Cisco expansion draws praise, criticism," Winston-Salem Journal, June 6, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/cisco-expansion-d...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"The moment of truth for Gov. McCrory," Winston-Salem Journal, June 6, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-moment-... (also at Rockingham Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4952542/McC...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Safeguards outlined for proposed economic-development partnership," Winston-Salem Journal, June 5, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/safeguards-outlin...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Doctors, McCrory against Senate Medicaid plan," Winston-Salem Journal, June 5, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/doctors-mccrory-a...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"N.C. Senate bill for private recruiting operation criticized," Greensboro News & Record, June 4, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/on_the_job/article_f6174994-ec1f-11e3-b...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Capital Tonight June 4: Common Core," Time Warner Cable News, June 4, http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/politics/708398/capital-tonight-jun...
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"Senate budget mean-spirited assault on state, its people," The Daily Advance, June 4, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-senate-b...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC economic development partnership bill moving forward," Raleigh News & Observer, June 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/04/3911264/public-private-economic-d...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The shadows behind conservatives' sunny NC jobs claims," Facing South (ISS blog), June 4, http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/06/the-shadows-behind-conservatives-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"The unintended consequences of the Affordable Care Act," The Robesonian, June 4, http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/4886645/The-unintended-conseq...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Medicaid advocates call for reform and expansion," Creative Loafing Charlotte, June 4, http://clclt.com/theclog/archives/2014/06/04/medicaid-advocates-call-for...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Editorial: Legislature can't restrict jail mug shots," Winston-Salem Journal, June 4, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-legislature-can-t...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Mountains to Molehills: 'Let Me Know'," Blue Ridge Now, June 3, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20140604/ARTICLES/406041003
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Even as NC General Assembly locks its doors on Moral Monday, 11 protesters arrested yesterday for sit in at Gov. McCrory's office," Paramus Post, June 3, http://www.paramuspost.com/article.php/20140603191954402
(quotes Nicole Dozier)

"NC lawmakers must face up to the fallout of disastrous tax cuts," Raleigh News & Observer, June 3, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/03/3908961/nc-lawmakers-must-face-up...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Triad residents put pressure on NC lawmakers for Medicaid expansion," WFDD (Piedmont NPR), June 3, http://wfdd.org/post/triad-residents-put-pressure-nc-lawmakers-medicaid-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Lindenmuth takes fire as interim leader of privatized N.C. eco-devo agency," Charlotte Business Journal, June 3, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/outside_the_loop/2014/06/linde...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

"NC budget provision hits mug shot websites," Raleigh News & Observer, June 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/06/02/3905961/nc-budget-provision-hits-... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/budget-provision-hits-mug-sh..., WCNC: http://www.wcnc.com/news/crime/NC-budget-provision-hits-mug-shot-website..., CBS Springfield: http://www.cbs3springfield.com/story/25672702/nc-budget-provision-hits-m..., WLOS: http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/36f20e2b-www.w..., Jacksonville Daily News: http://www.jdnews.com/in-other-news/nc-budget-provision-hits-mug-shot-we..., The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c2c28a9399a5481eb68cfec80a75060d/N..., The Tribune: http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/c2c28a9399a5481eb68cfec80a75060d/NC--..., Salisbury Post: http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140603/SP01/140609906/1058, WRAL: http://www.wral.com/nc-budget-provision-hits-mug-shot-websites/13694443/, Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jun/2/nc-budget-provision-hits-..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/article_c1b592a4-ea86-11e3-b386-0017a43b..., WECT: http://www.wect.com/story/25670736/nc-budget-provision-hits-mug-shot-web..., WKRN: http://www.wkrn.com/story/25671859/nc-budget-provision-hits-mug-shot-web...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Moral Mondays movement is no tool of Democratic Party," The Daily Advance, June 1, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/rob-schofield-moral-mond...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Business Buzz: Job creation lags locally, state says," Fayetteville Observer, June 1, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/business/article_ea58da66-e9b2-5cb5-8cbb...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

Also see clips from 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.