In the News: February 2013

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"NC lawmakers urged to expand earned income tax credit," WRAL, Feb. 28, http://www.wral.com/coalition-urges-nc-lawmakers-to-expand-earned-income-tax-credit/12166966/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
(Harry Payne op-ed)
 
"U.S. History According to Charles Koch: The conservative billionaire could be teaching your kids," Independent Weekly, Feb. 27, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/us-history-according-to-charles-koch-the-conservative-billionaire-could-be-teaching-your-kids/Content?oid=3344870
(quotes Chris Hill)
 
"Protect working families by preserving the North Carolina EITC," Wilmington Star-News, February 27, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130227/LETTERS/130229678/1107/op...
(cites Budget & Tax Center research)
 
"NC lawmakers join growing push to eliminate state income tax," Fox News, Feb. 26, http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/26/nc-lawmakers-push-to-eliminate-state-income-tax/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Legislators propose reform to lottery," The Daily Tar Heel, Feb. 26, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/02/legislators-propose-reform-to-lottery
(quotes Rob Schofield)
 
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Poll highlights opposition to payday lending," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 25, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27035
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"McCrory's 'broken government' speech," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 25, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrorys-broken-government146-speech-1867287
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Payday loan system revisited by legislators," The Daily Tar Heel, Feb. 25, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/02/5126f902567f1
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"Our View: Don't let predatory lenders back in N.C.," Lincoln Times-News, Feb. 25, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/?p=59512
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"Payday lendors making push to get back to NC," North Carolina News Network, Feb. 23, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/8438-nc-lawmakers-consider-a-controversial-bill
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"Letter: McCrory 'breathtaking,' refreshing," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 23, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letters/letter-mccrory-breathtaking-refreshing-1864875
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"North Carolina unemployment cuts would have made life harder for one Republican lawmaker," Huffington Post, Feb. 22, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/north-carolina-unemployment_n_2741463.html
(cites Sarah Ovaska)
 
"Legislation would bring back controversial payday loan industry in North Carolina," Fayetteville Observer, Feb. 22, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/02/22/1238954?sac=fo.local
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"Morning post; House Republicans reject estate tax, Earned Income Tax Credit," The Carolina Mercury, Feb. 22, http://www.carolinamercury.com/2013/02/morning-news-round-up-house-repub...
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Davis letter urges: Repeal budget cuts," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 22, http://www.reflector.com/news/davis-letter-urges-repeal-budget-cuts-1863379
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Letter: Health care," New Bern Sun Journal, Feb. 22, http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/letters/letter-health-care-1.100822
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Payday lending comeback?" High Point Enterprise, Feb. 21, www.hpe.com/news/business/x670455760/Payday-lending-comeback
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"Charter school's integrity at issue," Charlotte Observer, Feb. 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/21/3865012/plagiarism-charge-leveled-against.html
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Rep. Glazier says Congress needs to avoid sequestration cuts," Fayetteville Observer, Feb. 21, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/02/21/1238742?sac=fo.local
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"McCrory: Estate tax unfairly punishes farmers, small businesses; NC Justice Center: A tax cut for the .2 percent," High Country Press, Feb. 21, http://www.hcpress.com/news/mccrory-estate-tax-unfairly-punishes-farmers-small-biz-nc-justice-center-a-tax-cut-for-the-2-percent.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Advierten que estos documentos pueden generar problemas de discriminacion," Que Pasa, Feb. 21, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/inmigracion/accion-diferida/106164-abogados-cuestionan-nuevas-licencias
(quotes Dan Rearick)
 
"Dividing and conquering the poor," Southern Pines Pilot, Feb. 20, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2013/feb/20/dividing-and-conquering-the-poor/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Gov.'s Office: McCrory 'fixes' Unemployment Insurance; NC AFL-CIO: 'Only bullies kick people while down," High Country Press, Feb. 20, http://www.hcpress.com/news/gov-s-office-mccrory-fixes-unemployment-insurance-nc-afl-cio-only-bullies-kick-people-while-down.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"North Carolina cuts unemployment benefits," Insurance Journal, Feb. 20, http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2013/02/20/281872.htm
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Coastal resource board reorganization bill concerns local House members," Lumina News, Feb. 20, http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=11589&iid=366&sud=30
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Legislators ask congressional delegation to avoid widespread federal budget cuts," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 20, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27011
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Plagiarism charge leveled against prospective charter school," Charlotte Observer, Feb. 20, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/20/3865012/plagiarism-charge-leveled-against.html
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"North Carolina cuts jobless benefits, rejects federal aid," Democracy Now!, Feb. 20, http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/20/headlines
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"New laws slashes jobless benefits," Charlotte Observer, Feb. 20, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/20/3865262/new-law-slashes-jobless-benefits.html
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"Earned Income Tax Credit modest but vital for low-paid workers in North Carolina," High County Press, Feb. 19, http://www.hcpress.com/news/earned-income-tax-credit-modst-but-vital-for-low-paid-workers-in-north-carolina.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Pat McCrory, North Carolina GOP Governor, Signs Law Slashing Unemployment Benefits," Huffington Post, Feb. 19, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/19/pat-mccrory-unemployment_n_2719342.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Gov. McCrory signs bill slashing unemployment benefits," Fayetteville Observer, Feb. 19, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/02/19/1238468?sac=fo.local
(quotes Jeff Shaw)
 
"Raising questions about recent Hood column on G.A. decision to reject Medicaid expansion, health exchanges," Jefferson Post, Feb. 19, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/21749194/article-Raising-questions-about-recent-Hood-column-on-G-A--decison-to-reject-Medicaid-expansion--health-exchanges?instance=popular
(Adam Linker column)
 
"North Carolina enacts law slashing jobless benefits," Reuters, Feb. 19, http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/19/usa-northcarolina-unemployment-idUSL1N0BJ8K620130219
(also at Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-northcarolina-unemploymentbre91i17z-20130219,0,2771979.story, MSN News: http://news.msn.com/politics/north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits, Terra: http://news.terra.com/north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits,a4dce5515f1fc310VgnCLD2000000dc6eb0aRCRD.html, Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits-212407089.html, WHBL 1330: http://whbl.com/news/articles/2013/feb/19/north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits/, WIFC 95.5: http://wifc.com/news/articles/2013/feb/19/north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits/, 94.1 WVIC: http://941theedge.com/news/articles/2013/feb/19/north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits/, WIXX 101: http://wixx.com/news/articles/2013/feb/19/north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits/, WNCY Y100: http://wncy.com/news/articles/2013/feb/19/north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits/, WIN 98.5: http://wincountry.com/news/articles/2013/feb/19/north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits/, Tidewater Review: http://www.tidewaterreview.com/news/national-world-news/sns-rt-us-usa-northcarolina-unemploymentbre91i17z-20130219,0,377532.story, Wilkes Telecommunications: http://www.mywilkes.net/news/index.php?display=story&article=BRE91I17Z, Independent News Hub: http://independentnewshub.com/?p=87360&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=north-carolina-enacts-law-slashing-jobless-benefits,
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Advocacy group reacts to unemployment bill," Creative Loafing, Feb. 19, http://clclt.com/theclog/archives/2013/02/19/advocacy-group-reacts-to-unemployment-bill
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)
 
"Today @NCCapital: The Governor's Speech," WRAL, Feb. 18, http://www.wral.com/today-nccapitol-feb-18-the-governor-s-speech/12119558/
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Health professionals urge N.C. Medicaid expansion," Greensboro News & Record, Feb. 18, http://www.news-record.com/home/770357-63/health-professionals-urge-nc-medicaid  (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_014c2dae-7a91-11e2-9ed3-001a4bcf6878.html
(quotes Nicole Dozier)
 
"Budget & Tax Center: What to look for in McCrory's State of the State tonight," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 18, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/opinion/budget-tax-center-what-to-look-for-in-mccrorys-state-of-the-state-tonight
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"N.C. bill would return payday lending," The Charlotte Post, Feb. 18, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=5382
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"Truth gets stretched in Medicaid debate," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/02/17/2688014/truth-gets-stretched-in-medicaid.html
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Health care reforms: What's in store in N.C.?" Greensboro News & Record, Feb. 17, http://www.news-record.com/news/756017-91/health-care-reforms-whats-in
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Apodaca backs payday lending bill," Charlotte Observer, Feb. 17, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/17/3858110/apodaca-backs-payday-lending-bill.html
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"Health insurance options limited for thousands of North Carolina residents," Insurance News Report, Feb. 16, http://www.liveinsurancenews.com/health-insurance-options-limited-for-thousands-of-north-carolina-residents/8520096/
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"The latest hypocrisy on Jones Street," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 16, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_646251f2-77c1-11e2-9117-0019bb30f31a.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Advocates call for McCrory to veto Medicaid bill," WRAL, Feb. 15, http://www.wral.com/advocates-call-for-mccrory-to-veto-medicaid-bill/12113245/
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Raleigh seeks to limit density of sweepstakes parlors," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/02/15/2683703/raleigh-seeks-to-limit-density.html
(cites Rob Schofield)
 
"Payday lending bill draws criticism," WRAL, Feb. 14, http://www.wral.com/payday-lending-bill-draws-criticism/12109600/
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
"NC lawmakers are sacrificing those in need on the altar of 'states' rights'," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 14, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/02/14/2681084/nc-lawmakers-are-sacrificing-those.html
(Harry Payne op-ed)
 
"LGBT, immigrants rights groups march in Greensboro," Greensboro News & Record, Feb. 14, http://www.news-record.com/home/750480-63/lgbt-immigrant-rights-groups-march#.UR5NdG29N1U.twitter
(SONG event with NCJC participation)
 
Lockwood Phillips Viewpoints, Feb. 14, http://www.wtkf107.com/viewpointsradio.html
(Adam Searing interview)
 
"UNC-system strategic plan moves on to legislature," The Daily Tar Heel, Feb. 14, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/02/strategic-plan-moves-on-to-legislature
(quotes Rob Schofield)
 
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"North Carolina approves steep benefit cuts for jobless in bid to reduce debt," The New York Times, Feb. 13, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/us/north-carolina-approves-benefit-cuts-for-unemployed.html?_r=0
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"McCrory helps dedicate Rescue Mission's Center for Hope," Durham Herald-Sun, Feb. 13, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/x1733193459/McCrory-helps-dedicate-Rescue-Mission-s-Center-for-Hope
(quotes Jeff Shaw)
 
"McCrory meekly joins the Tea Party and punishes 500,000 people," The Wilmington Journal, Feb. 13, 
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Opponents, supporters speak out on changing North Carolina's unemployment benefits," WFDD, Feb. 13, http://wfdd.org/post/opponents-supporters-speak-out-changing-north-carolinas-unemployment-benefits?ft=1&f=
(quotes Jeff Shaw)
 
"Legislators may be able to replace regulatory leaders," The Daily Tar Heel, Feb. 13, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/02/legislators-may-be-able-to-replace-regulatory-leaders
(quotes Rob Schofield)
 
"A Marxist Solution to Student Debt Surfaces in North Carolina," Campus Progress, Feb. 13, http://campusprogress.org/articles/a_marxist_solution_to_student_debt_surfaces_in_north_carolina/
(quotes Rob Schofield)
 
(BTC op-ed)
 
"State of the Union: Issues affecting region likely to be addressed," Fayetteville Observer, Feb. 12, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/02/12/1236713?sac=fo.military
(quotes Rob Schofield)
 
"North Carolina Unemployment Insurance Bill A 'Grievous Blow' to Families: Labor Secretary," Huffington Post, Feb. 12, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/12/north-carolina-unemployment-insurance_n_2670489.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"McCrory's proposal emphasizes job training," The Daily Tar Heel, Feb. 12, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/02/proposal-emphasizes-job-training
(quotes Chris Hill)
 
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"McCrory's political power," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 12, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrorys-political-power-1846193
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"McCrory opposes state run health exchange in NC," Blue Ridge Times-News, Feb. 12, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130212/ARTICLES/130219956/1042/news?Title=McCrory-opposes-state-run-health-exchange-in-NC (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/02/12/2673844/mccrory-opposes-state-run-health.html, Stamford Advocate: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/McCrory-opposes-state-run-health-exchange-in-NC-4271713.php, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: http://www.ajc.com/news/ap/labor/mccrory-opposes-state-run-health-exchange/nWMSq/, WRAL: http://www.wral.com/mccrory-opposes-state-run-health-exchange/12095327/, Myrtle Beach Sun-News: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/02/12/3324496/mccrory-opposes-state-run-health.html, San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/McCrory-opposes-state-run-health-exchange-in-NC-4271713.php, Gainesville Sun: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130212/APN/1302120689, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/McCrory-opposes-state-run-health-exchange-in-NC-4271713.php, The Oklahoman: http://newsok.com/mccrory-opposes-state-run-health-exchange-in-nc/article/feed/499854, ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8989731,
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Progress Energy rate hike proposal under review," Richmond Daily Journal, Feb. 11, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/21686776/article-Progress-Energy-rate-hike-proposal-under-review
(quotes Al Ripley)
"Movie, panel discussion about cuts to jobless benefits set," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 11, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_99af87fe-7478-11e2-b6e4-0019bb30f31a.html
(cites Jeff Shaw)
 
"Duke Energy proposes more rate increases," The Daily Tar Heel, Feb. 11, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/02/duke-energy-proposes-more-rate-increases
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"Lawmakers 'just don't seem to care,' jobless woman says," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 10, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_6b950fec-73e2-11e2-86d6-001a4bcf6878.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Chris Fitzsimon looks at McCrory's rough time," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 10, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_ee198c62-7244-11e2-a2ab-0019bb30f31a.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"History has not always been kind to Winston-Salem, but future is bright," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 10, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/article_c43c0232-7215-11e2-8ad3-001a4bcf6878.html
(cites Allan Freyer)
 
"Chris Fitzsimon sees disdain for struggling families," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 10, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_7730edc0-7249-11e2-8ed0-0019bb30f31a.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"N.C. alone in plan to reject $650 million in federal jobless benefits," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 9, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_2d4c3c5c-72ec-11e2-aa92-001a4bcf6878.html
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Oh, Dianna Lightfood, welcome to state government," Greensboro News & Record, Feb. 7, http://www.news-record.com/home/711371-63/oh-dianna-lightfoot-welcome-to
(cites Sarah Ovaska)
 
"State leaders challenged to try living on $350 a week," Wilmington Star-News, Feb. 7, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130207/ARTICLES/130209672
(quotes Harry Payne)
 
"State torn on driver's licenses for children of illegal immigrants," Smoky Mountain News, Feb. 6, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/9767-state-torn-on-driver%E2%80%99s-licenses-for-children-of-illegal-immigrants
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"The outrage over Gov. Pat McCrory's remarks about liberal arts education," Independent Weekly, Feb. 6, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-outrage-over-gov-pat-mccrorys-remarks-about-liberal-arts-education/Content?oid=3268637
(quotes Rob Schofield, Chris Hill)
 
"The Alamance Scene: learn about reptiles or take in a lecutre," Burlington Times-News, Feb. 6, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/the-alamance-scene-learn-about-reptiles-or-take-in-a-lecture-1.90925
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"North Carolina Unemployment Bill Would Lose State $600 Million in Federal Benefits," Huffington Post, Feb. 6, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/06/north-carolina-unemployment_n_2631951.html
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Speaker stresses need for redistricting reform," The Sanford Herald, Feb. 5, http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/x1733189569/Speaker-stresses-need-for-redistricting-reform
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"McCrory 'slapped' into the Briar Patch," WWNC 570 AM, Feb. 5, http://www.wwnc.com/pages/petekaliner.html?article=10774185
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Financial Stability for the State of NC," United Way of the Triangle, Feb. 5, http://www.unitedwaytriangle.org/blog/2013/02/05/financial-stability-for-the-state-of-nc/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Duke Energy seeks 9.7 percent rate hike," Charlotte Observer, Feb. 5, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/05/3833315/duke-energy-seeks-97-percent-rate.html
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"Medicaid expansion is 'win-win'," WRAL, Feb. 4, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/video/12064530/#/vid12064530
(Adam Searing interview)
 
"Lawmakers forge ahead to block Medicaid expansion," WRAL, Feb. 4, http://www.wral.com/lawmakers-forge-ahead-to-block-medicaid-expansion/12064031/
(quotes Adam Searing)
"Organizations push back against jobless benefits overhaul," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 4, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/26896
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"NC House tentatively backs overhaul to state's unemployment," Raleigh News & Observer, Feb. 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/02/04/2656194/nc-house-tentatively-oks-overhaul.html (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/05/3834176/nc-house-tentatively-oks-overhaul.html)
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
Octavia Rainey Show, WAUG, Feb. 4,
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"NC worker allies trying to stop unemployment bill," Myrtle Beach Sun News, Feb. 4, http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/02/04/3309628/nc-house-taking-up-unemployment.html (also at ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8979575, Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/nc-worker-allies-trying-stop-194628043.html, ABC-13: http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/3ee9bf0a-www.wlos.com.shtml#.URAYN2eHiSo, WCNC: http://www.wcnc.com/news/politics/NC-worker-allies-trying-to-stop-unemployment-bill--189701261.html, Hampton Roads Virginian-Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/02/nc-house-taking-unemployment-insurance-fix,  Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/693543-91/nc-house-taking-up-unemployment, WNCN: http://www.wncn.com/story/20959933/nc-worker-allies-trying-to-stop-unemployment-bill)
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"NC House gives initial OK to unemployment changes," Charlotte Observer, Feb. 4, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/04/3833017/nc-house-taking-up-unemployment.html
(cites NC Justice Center press conference)
 
"In Depth: Alexandra Forter Sirota, NC Justice Center," News 14, Feb. 3, http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/685791/in-depth--alexandra-sirota--nc-justice-center
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)
 
"Fitzsimon: GOP asserts its will," Greenville Daily Reflector, Feb. 3, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-asserts-its-will-1836787
(Chris Ftizsimon column)
 
"Intoxicated with power and true believers," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 2, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_2319980e-6cc2-11e2-9dd1-0019bb30f31a.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Winston-Salem area economy trails state's other urban centers," Winston-Salem Journal, Feb. 2, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_94e4e284-6d8c-11e2-a804-001a4bcf6878.html
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"State Sen. Bob Rucho says North Carolina tax system needs an overhaul," Charlotte Observer, Feb. 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/02/3830084/rucho-supports-tax-overhaul.html
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"NC lawmakers move to reject Obamacare provisions," Charlotte Business Journal, Feb. 1, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/morning-edition/2013/02/nc-move-to-reject-obamacare.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Why NC budget overhaul will be a big challenge," Charlotte Business Journal, Feb. 1, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2013/02/01/why-budget-overhaul-will-be-a-big.html
(cites Allan Freyer)

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