In the News: April 2014

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"Area jobless rate down," Wilmington Star-News, April 29, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140429/ARTICLES/140429629/1177?T... (also at InsuranceNewsNet: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/04/29/area-jobless-rate-down-a...)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Mecklenburg jobless rate falls to 6.5 percent in March," The Charlotte Observer, April 29, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/29/4873802/mecklenburg-jobless-... (also at The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/04/29/3416820/mecklenburg-jobless-rate-fall...)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Unemployment up to 5% in Durham-Chapel Hill metro," Durham Herald-Sun, April 29, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/showcase/x1505313853/Unemployment-up-to-5-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Triad unemployment rate holds steady in March," Winston-Salem Journal, April 29, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/triad-unemploymen...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Pope's bad numbers," Raleigh News & Observer, April 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/28/3818679/susan-marshall-popes-bad-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Charter school basketball factory rolls on," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 26, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-charter-school-bask... (also at The Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/4570428/Taxpayers-fund-sc...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"McCrory needs to be more of a governor, less of a mayor," Winston-Salem Journal, April 25, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-mccrory-nee...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"New 'Moral Movies' film series kicks of Thursday in Wilmington," WECT-6, April 24, http://www.wect.com/story/25327329/new-moral-movies-film-series-kicks-of...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Gov. McCrory leading like a mayor," The Robesonian, April 23, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4556943/Gov.-McCr...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"State workers' pay a budget priority," The Charlotte Post, April 23, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/04/23/state-national/state-wor...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"McCrory's good at 'mayor' part of being state's governor," The Daily Advance, April 22, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-mccrory8...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Promising news on N.C. unemployment," Charlotte Observer, April 22, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/22/4858161/promising-news-on-nc...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"ACA gets it right on maternity insurance," Xenia Gazette, April 22, http://www.xeniagazette.com/news/opinion/4543564/ACA-gets-it-right-on-ma...
(Adam Linker column)

"Butterfield to host job fair this week during district work period," Insurance News Net, April 22, http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/04/22/butterfield-to-host-job-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Another Affordable Care Act success story: maternity coverage," Durham Herald-Sun, April 21, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x740451522/Another-Affordable-Care-Act-...
(Adam Linker column)

"McCrory proposes job training investment for community colleges," The Daily Tar Heel, April 21, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/04/mccrory-proposes-job-trainin...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"N.C. unemployment rate drops to 6.3 percent," Winston-Salem Journal, April 21, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/n-c-unemployment-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Our View: Increase in March employment a welcome sign," Fayetteville Observer, April 21, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/article_0c4cc168-1c5d-5163-82f3-c3ad1...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Pope the jokester," Raleigh News & Observer, April 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/21/3800789/dave-turnage-pope-the-jok...
(LTE uses BTC frame)

"CCF welcomes Adam Searing to our staff," Center for Children and Families at Georgetown, April 21, http://ccf.georgetown.edu/all/ccf-welcomes-adam-searing-to-our-staff/
(cites Adam Searing)

"Health policy specialist Searing to leave NC Justice Center," Raleigh News & Observer, April 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/21/3800849/health-policy-specialist-... (also at NC Legislative Black Caucus: http://nclbc.com/2014/04/health-policy-specialist-searing-to-leave-nc-ju...)
(cites Adam Searing)

"Charlotte mortgage originators accused of fraud remain in business," Charlotte Observer, April 20, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/18/4850696/charlotte-mortgage-o... (also at the Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/2014/04/18/6336038/some-mortgage-originators-accus..., Providence Journal: http://hosted2.ap.org/RIPRJ/37624898f7fc47e881149bd4a0c12011/Article_201...)
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Back to graduated tax," Raleigh News & Observer, April 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/20/3794711/maurice-c-york-back-to-gr...
(LTE uses BTC frame)

"Irony, hypocrisy and flawed methodology on Tax Day," Winston-Salem Journal, April 19, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-irony-hy...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Major questions for Pope," Raleigh News & Observer, April 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/18/3794826/michael-schaul-major-ques...
(LTE uses BTC frame)

"Summit at UNCC presents research on issues for women and girls in Mecklenburg County," Lake Norman News, April 18, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/04/18/4843642/summit-at-uncc-prese...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"How payday lenders prey upon the poor - and the courts don't help," The New York Times, April 18, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/magazine/how-payday-lenders-prey-upon-...
(quotes Carlene McNulty)

"Paliga: N.C. tax changes take toll on women," Fayetteville Observer, April 18, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/article_5647e916-a73a-512e-8a3d-d4eab...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Pope fails 'basic math'," Raleigh News & Observer, April 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/17/3792000/rebecca-evans-pope-fails-...
(LTE uses BTC frame)

"Playing games with the numbers," The Robesonian, April 17, http://www.robesonian.com/article/20140417/news/304179988/1013
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Long-term price," Raleigh News & Observer, April 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/17/3792013/kit-flynn-long-term-price...
(LTE uses BTC frame)

"Paying for 'savings,'" Raleigh News & Observer, April 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/17/3792016/richard-g-little-paying-f...
(LTE uses BTC frame)

"What happens when Thom Tillis calls the tune," Indy Weekly, April 16, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/what-happens-when-thom-tillis-calls-the...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"North Carolina tax overhaul examined," WWNC, April 16, http://www.wwnc.com/articles/local-news-122546/north-carolina-tax-overha...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"State's tax changes favor wealthy," Tideland News, April 16, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/opinions/editorials/art...
(cites Jeff Shaw)

"State's new tax plan causes dispute," Time Warner Cable News, April 15, http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/search/706742/state-s-new-tax-plan-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"McCrory says tax overhaul will create jobs, attract business to NC," WNCN, April 15, http://www.wncn.com/story/25256664/mccrory-says-tax-overhaul-will-create...
(cites Budget & Tax Center press conference)

"North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory touts tax overhaul on tax day," ABC-11, April 15, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9504263
(cites Budget & Tax Center press conference)

"McCrory, tax overhaul opponents differ on result," Raleigh News & Observer, April 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/15/3785715/mccrory-tax-overhaul-oppo... (also at Kansas City Star: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/15/4960719/mccrory-tax-overhaul-oppone..., The Modesto Bee: http://www.modbee.com/2014/04/15/3293128/mccrory-tax-overhaul-opponents...., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/news/news/4494322/McCory-picks-April-15-to-hype-ta..., Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/15/4060541/mccrory-tax-overhaul-oppon..., Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/15/mccrory-tax-overhaul-opp..., Tuscaloosa News: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20140415/APN/304159901, Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20140415/APN/304159901, WWAY-3: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2014/04/15/mccrory-tax-overhaul-opponents-differ-..., The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/947e8213f1ce4db4b2348591f7e01524/N...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"E-filing has changed how North Carolinians file their taxes," Winston-Salem Journal, April 15, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/e-filing-has-changed-how-north-caro...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"April 15 provides soapbox for backers, critics of NC tax overhaul," WRAL, April 15, http://www.wral.com/april-15-provides-soapbox-for-backers-critics-of-nc-...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day," WNCN, April 15, http://www.wncn.com/story/25248261/mccrory-tax-overhaul-opponents-talk-o... (also at News 14: http://www.14news.com/story/25248261/mccrory-tax-overhaul-opponents-talk...,
(cites Budget & Tax Center press conference)

"Tax Day spurs conversations around the state," WUNC, April 15, http://wunc.org/post/tax-day-spurs-conversations-around-state
(cites Budget & Tax Center research)

"Morning Memo: Tax Day spin, dueling views of tax reform bill," Raleigh News & Observer, April 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/15/3786074/morning-memo-tax-day-spin...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"The problem isn't 'stepping on toes,'" The Robesonian, April 14, http://robesonian.com/news/opinion/4471014/The-problem-isnt-stepping-on-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Awaiting North Carolina comeback," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 12, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-awaiting-carolina-c...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Good news, bad news in jobless rate," Durham Herald-Sun, April 12, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x740449779/Good-news-bad-news-in-jobles...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Dissatisfaction with Common Core State Standards crosses political lines," Durham Herald-Sun, April 12, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/showcase/x740450137/Dissatisfaction-with-C...
(Lindsay Wagner column)

"Legislative leaders say they will fight for vouchers," Raleigh News & Observer, April 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/11/3776901/legislative-leaders-say-t...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Lawmakers town hall on poverty," The Charlotte Post, April 10, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/04/10/state-national/lawmakers...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Liberty and license for all? Report on immigrant driver's licenses," Public News Service, April 9, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/38620-1 (also at WTZQ-AM, PNS Daily Newscast, WAYN-AM, Mountain Xpress: http://www.newsservice.org/stationUsageReport.php?c_p=Zm10PXBkZiZTdG9yeU...)
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"Area jobless rate drops," Wilmington Star-News, April 9, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140409/ARTICLES/140409665/1177?T...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"NC advocate, doctors' group, urge caution on using Medicare data," Raleigh News & Observer, April 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/09/3771431/nc-advocate-doctors-group...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"NC's jobless can expect fewer weeks of unemployment checks," Raleigh News & Observer, April 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/08/3768630/ncs-jobless-facing-fewer-...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Licensias para indocumentados mejoraria seguridad publica y economia, informe," European Pressphoto Agency, April 7, http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5i1LcHLbMOZWTAhT9T5zI7...
(Quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants would boost public safety, NC economy," Insurance News Net, April 7, http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/04/08/drivers-licenses-for-und...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Bill would allow those in country illegally to get driver's licenses," WSOC, April 7, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/bill-would-allow-those-country-ill...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Report: Licenses for undocumented immigrants would improve public safety," Fox News Latino, April 7, http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2014/04/07/report-licenses-for-und...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Tax burden shifted," The Transylvania Times, April 7, http://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2014/04/07/news/analyst-tax-burde...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"Report: North Carolina drivers licenses for undocumented would improve public safety," Hispanically Speaking News, April 7, http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-daily-news/details/report...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"McCrory is just plain wrong about jobs picture," Jefferson Post, April 5, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/3231341/McCrory-is-jus...
(Allan Freyer column)

"Demanding and rejecting federal funding is lunacy," Winston-Salem Journal, April 5, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-says-demand...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC voucher program stays frozen," Raleigh News & Observer, April 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/04/04/3758821/nc-voucher-program-stays-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Policy includes e-cigarettes," Henderson Daily Dispatch, April 4, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/news/x740447563/Policy-includes-e-cigar...
(cites Adam Searing)

"Beyond the state's food stamps backlog," Burlington Times-News, April 4, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/beyond-the-state-s-f...
(Sarah Ovaska column)

"Study: 250,000 North Carolinians 'in their prime working ages are missing' from labor force," Winston-Salem Journal, April 3, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/study-north-carol...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Data shows inequality in public schools for minority students," The Daily Tar Heel, April 2,
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/04/data-shows-inequality-in-pub...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Federal funding OK for highways, not for health care," The Daily Advance, April 2, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-federal-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Interview with Lockwood Phillips, Viewpoints, April 1, http://viewpointsradio.blogspot.com/
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Carolina challenge," April 1, https://blog.au.org/church-state/april-2014-church-state/featured/caroli...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The NC Justice Center announces the 2014 Defender of Justice Honorees, Spectacular Magazine, April 1, http://www.joomag.com/magazine/spectacular-magazine-april-2014-april-201...
(cites NC Justice Center)

Spectacular Magazine (WAUG), April 1, http://spectacularmag.com/
(Adam Linker interview)

Also see clips from 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.