In the News: April 2013

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"Report: School vouchers won't improve education," Public News Service, April 30, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/32160-1
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Business leaders: New health care requirements hurting bottom line," News 14, April 30, http://charlotte.news14.com/content/693543/business-leaders--new-health-...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Dome: Tillis accused of letting Senate ambitions influence NC legislation," Raleigh News & Observer, April 30, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/30/2861090/dome-tillis-accused-of-le...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Legislature's progress on helping ex-cons marred by mean-spirited voting bill," Jefferson Post, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22416606/article-Legislatur...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Manufacturing decline explains North Carolina's lagging job creation," Mountain Xpress, April 29, http://www.mountainx.com/article/49771/New-Report-Manufacturing-decline-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Art Pope Groups Push Extreme ALEC Tax Agenda in North Carolina," PR Watch, April 29, http://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/04/12076/art-pope-groups-push-extreme-a... (also at Truthout: http://truth-out.org/news/item/16083-art-pope-groups-push-extreme-alec-t...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"A 'more guns' attitude," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 29, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-more-guns-attitude-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Sit down and be quiet, part 2," Winston-Salem Journal, April 28, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_003ab336-aec6-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Bill puts consumer loans in spotlight," Charlotte Observer, April 27, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/25/4004477/bill-puts-consumer-l...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"State tax reports are lengthy, but lacking in detail," Charlotte Observer, April 27, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/27/4006624/state-tax-reports-ar... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/27/2852969/state-tax-reports-are-len...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Morning Memo: More strong numbers for McCrory, immigration ads debut," Raleigh News & Observer, April 26, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27433
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC news bits," Philanthropy Journal, April 24, http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/north-carolina/nc-news-bits-%E2%80%93...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"School vouchers: A pathway toward fraud and abuse of taxpayer dollars," Facing South (ISS blog), April 24, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/04/school-vouchers-a-pathway-toward-...
(Lindsay Wagner column)

"Cutting income taxes would do nothing to create N.C. jobs," Charlotte Observer, April 23, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/23/3999641/cutting-income-taxes...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Barriers faced by ex-cons become economic, public safety dilemma," Wilmington Star-News, April 23, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130423/ARTICLES/130429856/1177?T...
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"Welfare drug test requirement likely to be challenged," WRAL, April 23, http://www.wral.com/welfare-drug-test-requirement-likely-to-be-challenge...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"North Carolina lawmakers forces radio show off the air after hosts criticized his policies," Think Progress, April 22, http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/04/22/1901571/north-carolina-lawma...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Back away from stun gun for teachers bill," Charlotte Observer, April 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/21/3992675/back-away-from-stun-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"State senator's arrogance," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 21, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-state-senators-arro...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Big-government conservatives ruling from Raleigh," Raleigh News & Observer, April 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/20/2839185/christensen-column-big-go...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Column: Chris Fitzsimon on Berger's telling bluster," Winston-Salem Journal, April 20, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_6b0f1f64-a92e-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Study: cutting state's corporate tax could hurt investments," Winston-Salem Journal, April 19, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_aac14b1a-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"North Carolina's arrogant and vindictive Senate," Facing South (ISS Blog), April 19, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/04/voices-north-carolinas-arrogant-a...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Abogados advierten peligros del proyecto Warren," Que Pasa, April 18, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/inmigracion/inmigracion/1241...
(quotes Dan Rearick)

"NC legislators scrutinize Medicaid overhaul plan," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, April 18, http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/NC-legislators-scrutinize-Medicaid... (also at WRAL: http://www.wral.com/nc-legislators-scrutinize-medicaid-overhaul-plan/123..., The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/845317c8ce26485ba5e8522947a68065/N..., NECN: http://www.necn.com/04/18/13/NC-legislators-scrutinize-Medicaid-overh/la..., Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/news/article/NC-legislators-scrutinize-Medicaid-ove... Connecticut Post: http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/NC-legislators-scrutinize-Medicaid-ov..., San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-legislators-scrutinize-Medicaid-ov..., Wilmington Star-News: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130418/APN/1304180823, Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/18/2833952/nc-legislators-scrutinize...)
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Budget & Tax Center: Cuts to North Carolina corporate tax unlikely to benefit state," State Tax Notes, April 18, no link available
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota, Cedric Johnson)

"Cutting corporate income taxes won't be an economic boon for North Carolina," High County Press, April 18, http://www.hcpress.com/news/nc-justice-center-report-cutting-corporate-i...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"McCrory approach not best way to innovate on Medicaid," Charlotte Observer, April 17, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/17/3988121/mccrory-approach-not...
(Adam Searing op-ed)

"Lawmakers consider cap on nonprofit salaries," Independent Weekly, April 17, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/lawmakers-consider-cap-on-nonprofit-sal...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina funds for private student grants debate revs up," ABC-11, April 16, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9068014 (also at Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130416/APN/1304160594, The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/776dc9d4ab8d42818a9c6c162a34bbf3/N..., NECN: http://www.necn.com/04/16/13/NC-funds-for-private-student-grants-deba/la..., San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-House-panel-to-debate-education-cr..., Bloomberg Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-04-17/nc-funds-for-private-student-g..., Atlanta Journal-Constitution: http://www.ajc.com/news/ap/north-carolina/nc-house-panel-to-debate-educa..., Fort Mill Times: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/04/15/2621436/grants-to-attend-nc-priv...)
(quotes Chris Hill)

"NC bill would eliminate class-size limits," Raleigh News & Observer, April 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/16/2830003/nc-bill-would-eliminate-c...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Proposal of vouchers for special needs students moves forward," Raleigh News & Observer, April 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/16/2830262/vouchers-for-special-need...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"NC official: MetLife breaks could shut out others," Times-Standard, April 16, http://www.times-standard.com/statenews/ci_23037364/nc-official-metlife-... (also at U-T San Diego: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/apr/16/nc-official-metlife-breaks-co..., San Jose Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_23037364/nc-official-metlife-breaks-c..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/nc-official-metlife-breaks-could-shut-out-others/123..., Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/04/16/5346634/nc-official-metlife-breaks-coul..., Philadelphia Inquirer: http://www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/state/pennsylvania/20130416_a..., NECN: http://www.necn.com/04/16/13/NC-official-MetLife-breaks-could-shut-ou/la..., Ventura County Star: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/apr/16/nc-official-metlife-breaks-could-..., Bloomberg Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-04-16/nc-official-metlife-breaks-cou..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/17/3986313/emails-say-nc-tax-br..., Boston Globe: http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode-island/2013/04/16/official-metlif..., Johnstown Tribune Democrat: http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x2094914244/Official-Huge-MetLife-deal...)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Bill would hike interest on consumer finance loans," Charlotte Observer, April 16, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/15/3984390/bill-would-hike-inte...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"NC funds for private student grants debate revs up," Charlotte Observer, April 15, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/15/3984444/grants-to-attend-nc-... (also at ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9068014, WSB Radio: http://www.wsbradio.com/ap/ap/education/nc-house-panel-to-debate-educati...)
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Adam Linker and Aldona Wos - two views on McCrory Medicaid initiative," Wilmington Star-News, April 14, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130414/ARTICLES/130419816/0/opin...
(Adam Linker op-ed)

"The danger of McCrory's Bobby Jindal imitation," Winston-Salem Journal, April 14, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_ef1c1188-a3aa-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The fight for public schools begins," Jefferson Post, April 13, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22238656/article-The-fight-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"McCrory privatization kick is a bad idea," Raleigh News & Observer, April 13, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27347
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Public benefits drug test bills move in three states," Stop the Drug War, April 12, http://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2013/apr/12/public_benefits_drug_tes...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Enrolling uninsured may be a challenge in states that decline to run marketplaces," Raleigh News & Observer, April 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/11/2817843/enrolling-uninsured-may-b... (also at McClatchy: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/04/10/188173/enrolling-uninsured-may-be-...)
(quotes Adam Searing)

"The danger of McCrory's Bobby Jindal imitation," Facing South (ISS Blog), April 10, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/04/voices-the-danger-of-mccrorys-bob...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"New N.C. tax break could save small-business owners thousands," Charlotte Observer, April 10, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/10/3974584/new-state-tax-break-... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/08/2810859/new-state-tax-break-could...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Corporate tax breaks rolled out in NC Senate committee," Raleigh News & Observer, April 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/09/2813842/corporate-tax-breaks-roll...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Welfare changes move through NC General Assembly," WRAL, April 9, http://www.wral.com/welfare-changes-move-through-nc-general-assembly/123... (also at News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/09/2812998/nc-senate-panel-backs-dru..., San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-Senate-panel-backs-drug-screening-..., Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/ap/staten/welfare-changes-move-through..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_8549e416-a17e-11e2-9..., Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130409/APN/1304090789, The Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/view/full_story/22204444/article-Bills-target-..., MSN Money: http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&date=20130410&id..., Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/welfare-changes-move-nc-general-152758872.html,
(cites Bill Rowe)

"Drug Tests," NC Insider, April 9, http://www.ncinsider.com/
(cites Bill Rowe)

"Drug testing for benefits raises tempers, questions," WRAL, April 9, http://www.wral.com/drug-testing-for-benefits-raises-tempers-questions/1...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Bill would roll back NC corporate taxes over time," WRAL, April 9, http://www.wral.com/rucho-bill-would-roll-back-corporate-taxes-over-time...
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"Paying off the (tax) man," Greensboro News & Record, April 9, http://www.news-record.com/home/1036326-63/paying-off-the-tax-man
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Novant Health boosts NC economy by nearly $6 billion," MarketWatch (Wall Street Journal), April 9, http://www.marketwatch.com/story/novant-health-boosts-north-carolina-eco... (also at Digital Journal: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1176036)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Ludicrous 'stater religion' resolution brings needed attention to tea party," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 8, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-ludicrous-145state-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Capital Tonight: Changes to NC commerce department," News 14, April 8, http://triangle.news14.com/content/shows/expanded_video/692705/capital-t...
(Allan Freyer interview)

"Health insurance premium subsidies will be offered to low-income North Carolinians," Charlotte Observer, April 8, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/08/3968615/health-insurance-pre...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Charter school applicants ask for a second chance," Raleigh News & Observer, April 7, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/07/2808817/charter-school-applicants...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"NC Justice Center against 'Arizona-style discrimination' in drivers' licenses," Mountain Xpress, April 6, http://www.mountainx.com/article/49376/NC-Justice-Center-against-Arizona...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Study takes freedom from concept to statistic," New Bern Sun Journal, April 6, http://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/study-takes-freedom-from-concept-to-... (also at Kinston Free Press: http://www.kinston.com/news/local/north-carolina-ranks-24-on-freedom-iss...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"7 ways North Carolina Republicans are trying to make it harder to vote," The Nation, April 5, http://www.thenation.com/blog/173685/7-ways-north-carolina-republicans-a...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Baskerville, Bryant share from a 'challenging environment'," The Henderson Daily Dispatch, April 5, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/news/x204798852/Baskerville-Bryant-shar...
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"The wrecking ball keeps pounding," Jefferson Post, April 5, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22168598/article-The-wrecki... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_5d44c550-9e39-11e2-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Bill would force mediation before foreclosure," Charlotte Observer, April 5, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/05/3960445/bill-would-require-m... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/04/2802205/bill-would-require-mediat...)
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Have N.C. GOP lawmakers 'jumped the shark'?" Salisbury Post, April 5, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130405/SP05/130409831/1012/chris-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC Justice Center against 'Arizona-style discrimination' in drivers' licenses," Mountain Xpress, April 4, http://www.mountainx.com/article/49376/NC-Justice-Center-against-Arizona...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Prospect of broader NC sales tax raises concerns," WRAL, April 4, http://www.wral.com/prospect-of-broader-nc-sales-tax-raises-concerns/123...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Battle on a new front," The Burlington Times-News, April 4, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/battle-on-a-new-fron...
(Tazra Mitchell op-ed)

"McCrory plan would open state's Medicaid business to private companies," Charlotte Observer, April 4, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/04/04/3958584/mccrory-plan-would-o...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"McCrory: Medicaid needs to serve whole patient," WRAL, April 3, http://www.wral.com/mccrory-medicaid-needs-to-serve-whole-patient/12298883/
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Conducting 'the people's business' in Raleigh," Anson Record, April 3, http://www.ansonrecord.com/view/full_story/22143250/article-Conducting-%...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

"A conspicuous partisan power play," Southern Pines Pilot, April 3, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2013/apr/03/a-conspicuous-partisan-power-play/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Tax reform proposal good news for Wilmington film industry," Wilmington Star-News, April 2, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130402/ARTICLES/130409952/1004/A...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Outlawing IDs is not the answer," Raleigh News & Observer, April 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/01/2794923/outlawing-ids-not-the-ans...
(Jessica Rocha op-ed)

“North Carolina needs a raise,” Women AdvaNCe, April 1, http://womenadvancenc.org/north-carolina-needs-a-raise/
(Sabine Schoenbach column)

Also see clips from March 2013, February 2013, January 2013, December 2012, November 2012, October 2012, September 2012, August 2012, July 2012, June 2012, May 2012, April 2012, March 2012, February 2012, January 2012, December 2011, November 2011, October 2011, September 2011, August 2011, July 2011, June 2011, May 2011, April 2011, March 2011, February 2011, January 2011, December 2010November 2010, October 2010, September 2010, August 2010, July 2010, June 2010, May 2010, April 2010, March 2010February 2010January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, and March 2009.