In the News: August 2012

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"Charter school questions unanswered," Carrboro Citizen, Aug. 30, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2012/08/30/charter-school-questions-unanswered/
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)
 

"Caution on charter schools," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 27, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-caution-charter-schools-1190295

(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Healthier - Expanding Medicaid seems a good call," Fayetteville Observer, August 24, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/08/24/1199208?sac=fo.opinion
(cites Budget and Tax Center)
 
"A record year behind, lottery wants to expand player pool," Triangle Business Journal, Aug. 24, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/print-edition/2012/08/24/a-record-year-behind-lottery-wants-to.html
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)
 
"North Carolina UI system provides example of what not to do," UST, August 23, http://www.chooseust.org/2012/north-carolina-ui-system-provides-example-of-what-not-to-do/
(cites Budget and Tax Center)
 
"NC Medicaid Expansion Could Insure Thousands," Public News Service, August 22, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/27995-1
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"One of the Legislature's More Baffling Recent Decisions," Southern Pines Pilot, August 22, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/aug/22/one-of-the-legislatures-more-baffling-recent/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Medicaid Expansion Will Cut Uninsured by 64%," Insurance News Net, Aug. 21, http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=354937&type=newswires#.UDY3paPAH7c
(cites Budget and Tax Center)
 
"Failure of voucher good," Greenville Daily Reflector, Aug. 19, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-failure-voucher-good-1180493
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Rep. Paul Ryan's budget no aid to weak NC economy," Charlotte Business Journal, Aug. 17, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2012/08/17/ryans-budget-no-aid-to-states-weak.html
(Allan Freyer column)
 
"Why expanding Medicaid ought to be a no-brainer," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies blog), Aug. 15, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/08/voices-why-expanding-medicaid-ought-to-be-a-no-brainer.html
(Adam Searing op-ed)
 
"Poverty gave a body blow to N.C. suburbs," Charlotte Observer, August 13, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/13/3446913/poverty-gave-a-body-blow-to-nc.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Film puts face on poverty in NC,' WRAL, August 11, http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/11418974/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Fitzsimon says the legislature is pushing the limits," Winston-Salem Journal, August 11, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/aug/11/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-ignoring-the-law-f-ar-2510220/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"The logic of expanding Medicaid," Raleigh News & Observer, August 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/08/12/2260604/the-logic-of-expanding-medicaid.html
(Adam Searing op-ed)
 
"Educated suburban North Carolinians vulnerable in economy," NBC-17, August 9, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/wake-county/2012/aug/09/educated-suburban-north-carolinians-vulnerable-eco-ar-2507076/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Advocates seek to put a face on poverty in NC," North Carolina News Network, August 9, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/8123-advocates-seek-to-put-a-face-on-poverty-in-nc
(cites Truth & Hope Poverty tour)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"We are All Sikhs: Artesia's South Asian Network Urges Community to Attend Interfaith Vigil Sunday," Patch, August 9, http://cerritos.patch.com/articles/we-are-all-sikhs-artesia-s-south-asian-network-urges-community-to-attend-interfaith-vigil-sunday
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"North Carolina NAACP to Unveil Poverty Report This Weekend," WUNC, August 9, http://wunc.org/programs/news/archive/SGS080912_NAACP_Poverty.mp3/view
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"All's not well in N.C. suburbs as poverty rises," Charlotte Post, August 8, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=4857
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Coalition to debut documentary on NC poverty this weekend," WRAL, August 8, http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/11405045/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Poverty tour making its way across NC," NBC-17, August 8, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/aug/08/poverty-tour-making-its-way-across-nc-ar-2503126/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"NC poverty tour groups hold summit this weekend," Washington Examiner, August 8, http://washingtonexaminer.com/nc-poverty-tour-groups-hold-summit-this-weekend/article/feed/2021768
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Growing numbers of NC suburbanites slip into poverty," Public News Service, August 8, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/27810-1
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Former Rep. LaRoque makes first court appearance," North Carolina News Network, August 7, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/8117-former-rep-laroque-makes-first-court-appearance
(quotes Sarah Ovaska)
 
"Fast work," Greensboro News & Record, August 7, http://www.news-record.com/blog/54431/entry/149829
(cites Rob Schofield)
 
"Defeat of voter ID," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 5, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-defeat-voter-id-1163833
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Convention shows impact of NAACP,' Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald, August 5, http://www.rrdailyherald.com/convention-shows-impact-of-naacp/article_f7e081aa-de7f-11e1-a2e9-001a4bcf887a.html
(cites poverty summit)
 
"Michele Flournoy, the former Defense Department's undersecretary for policy, discusses Mitt Romney's overseas trip," Blubrry, August 5, http://www.blubrry.com/ncpolicywatch/1480145/michle-flournoy-the-former-defense-departments-undersecretary-for-policy-discusses-mitt-romneys-overseas-trip/
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"USDA review finds oversight of N.C. rural loan programs inadequate," Raleigh News & Observer, August 3, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/08/03/2244118/usda-review-faults-north-carolina.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
 "Education funding cuts don't add up," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 3, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-education-funding-cuts-dont-add-1161501
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

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