In the News: February 2017

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"HB2 repeal bill puts discrimination up for a vote," Daily Advance, February 28, http://www.dailyadvance.com/Other-Views/2017/02/28/HB2-repeal-bill-puts-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina sits in middle of pack in best states ranking," Winston-Salem Journal, February 28,
http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/north-carolina-si...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Durham County to review traffic checkpoints near schools," Raleigh News & Observer, February 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/articl...
(quotes Raul Pinto)

"Behind school spending debate, the real people affected," Southern Pines Pilot, February 27, http://www.thepilot.com/news/behind-school-spending-debate-the-real-peop...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The rhetoric and reality of teacher pay," Daily Record, February 27, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/02/27/the-rhetoric-... (also at Laurinburg Exchange: http://laurinburgexchange.com/opinion/columns/9267/rhetoric-and-reality-..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170227/rhetoric-and-reality-of-..., Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/6923/the-rhetoric-and-reality-of-teache...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Schools to immigrants: Keep coming to class," Wilmington Star-News, February 26, http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170226/schools-to-immigrants-keep-c...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Daybook: Feb. 26-March 4," Raleigh News & Observer, February 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/dn-communit...
(cites Al Ripley)

"Butterfield holds forth, listens at Hillside High," Durham-Herald Sun, February 25, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/town-hall-congressman-g-k-butterfield-hold... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Wages lag behind cost of living," Wilkes Journal-Patriot, February 24, http://www.journalpatriot.com/opinion/wages-lag-behind-cost-of-living/ar...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"#AM_Equality Tipsheet," Human Rights Campaign, February 24, http://www.hrc.org/blog/am-equality-tipsheet-february-24-2017
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"New in the Senate: Jay Chaudhuri," WRAL, February 24, http://www.wral.com/new-in-the-senate-jay-chaudhuri/16548994/
(cites Rick Glazier)

"This Week in NC Politics: Confirmation Powers and New HB2 Repeal Bill," WUNC, February 24, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-confirmation-powers-and-new-hb2-re...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Susan Ladd: Constitutional 'clean up' would just create a bigger mess," Greensboro News & Record, February 23, http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/around_town/susan-ladd-constitutional-cl...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Bills seek to end permits for concealed handguns," High Country Press, February 23, https://www.hcpress.com/front-page/bills-seek-end-permits-concealed-hand... (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20170224/both-sides-weigh-in-on-bill...)
(Joe Killian column)

"Adequacy of school financing still 'a problem,'" Philanthropy North Carolina, February 23, https://philnc.org/2017/02/23/adequacy-of-school-financing-still-a-problem/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Demandan a Senadores accion en cuidado de salud," La Conexión, February 22, http://www.laconexionusa.com/noticias/20170222_14068532222.asp
(cites HAP)

"North Carolina debates over new confirmation hearing law," The Carolinian, February 22, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/02/22/north-carolina-debates-over-new-co...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Invitan a conocer sus derechos como inmigrante," La Conexión, February 22, http://www.laconexionusa.com/noticias/20170222_16764762222.asp
(cites IRRP)

"Fiscal fallout from flawed executive orders on immigration," Jefferson Post, February 22, https://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/6842/the-fiscal-fallout-from-flawed-ex...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Donde y como obtener financiameiento para la educacion en Carolina de Norte," La Conexión, February 22, http://www.laconexionusa.com/noticias/20170222_5751582222.asp
(cites IRRP)

"Cooper should be allowed to pick cabinet," Lincoln Times-News, February 22, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2017/02/22/guest-view-cooper-allowed-pic...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"The ramifications of ACA repeal," The Carolinian, February 22, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/02/22/the-ramifications-of-aca-repeal/
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"How North Carolina can save jobs from the coming silver tsunami," Forbes, February 21, https://www.forbes.com/sites/darrendahl/2017/02/21/how-north-carolina-ca...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

“Community Connections at Elon,” Burlington Times-News, February 21, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/20170221/editorial-community-connect...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Calendar law’s days numbered," Salisbury Post, February 21, http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/02/21/calendar-laws-days-numbered/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Boosting teacher pay," Durham Herald-Sun, February 21, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/boosting-teacher-pay/article_8cebeca0-f...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Cooper proposes teacher pay raise," The Daily Tar Heel, February 20, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/02/cooper-proposes-teacher-pay-...
(quotes Kris Nordstrom)

“OPINION: The inherent danger in House Bill 63,” NC State Technician, February 19, http://www.technicianonline.com/opinion/columns/article_c8171c9e-f712-11...
(quotes Raul Pinto)

"More damage to come from HB2," Salisbury Post, February 18, http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/02/18/chris-fitzsimon-damage-come-hb2/ (also at Burlington Times-News: http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/20170219/column-more-damage-to-come-..., Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/02/21/more-damage-t...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“WUNC Politics Podcast: This week in State Politics," WUNC, February 17, http://wunc.org/post/wuncpolitics-podcast-week-state-politics#stream/0
(Rick Glazier interview)

"Education Matters – NC’s Private School Voucher Program," Education Matters, February 17, https://www.ncforum.org/education-matters-ncs-private-school-voucher-pro...
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"Isn't it ironic? The Medicaid blockade prevents health aides from getting health coverage," Jefferson Post, February 17, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/6790/isnt-it-ironic-the-medicaid-blocka...
(Ciara Zachary op-ed)

"North Carolina editorial roundup," WRAL, February 16, http://www.wral.com/north-carolina-editorial-roundup/16533757/
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Berger rejects Cooper's efforts to remove the dark stain of HB2," New Bern Sun-Journal, February 16, http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20170216/chris-fitzsimon-berger-rejects... (also at Wilmington Star-News: http://www.starnewsonline.com/opinion/20170215/opinion-berger-shifting-h..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170220/berger-rejects-efforts-t..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-berger-owns..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/96221/berger-again-blocks-hb2-fix)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Day Without Immigrants protests cause closures, slowdowns at some Triangle businesses," Raleigh News & Observer, February 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article133076989.html
(cites IRRP)

"Local businesses support national protest," Davidson Dispatch, February 16, http://www.the-dispatch.com/news/20170216/local-businesses-support-natio...
(cites IRRP)

"TAR HEEL VIEW: Governor should be allowed to choose his cabinet," Richmond County Daily Journal, February 16, http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/editorials/63952/tar-heel-view-gover...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"No plan to replace Affordable Care Act has emerged in US Congress," The Daily Tar Heel, February 16, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/02/no-plan-to-replace-affordabl...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Senate GOP tries again for personal income tax cap," Winston-Salem Journal, February 15, http://www.journalnow.com/news/elections/local/senate-gop-tries-again-fo...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Mars Hill event to assess Trump's 1st 100 days," Asheville Citizen-Times, February 15, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/02/15/mars-hill-event...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Should an income tax cap be in NC’s constitution? Senators propose amendment," Raleigh News & Observer, February 14, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC Gov. Roy Cooper issues proposal to repeal HB2," Winston-Salem Journal, February 14, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/nc-governor-roy-cooper-issues-propo...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Lessons from the podium," Salisbury Post, February 14, http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/02/14/lessons-from-the-podium/
(Rob Schofield column)

"Our view: Cooper must be free to choose his cabinet," Winston-Salem Journal, February 13, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-cooper-must-be-fre...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Not so fun fact of the day," Hickory Daily Record, February 13, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-not-so-fun-fact-of-the-day/arti...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Why Betsy DeVos could be devastating for children with special needs," The Week, February 10, http://theweek.com/articles/678813/why-betsy-devos-could-devastating-chi...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"N.C. judicial panel temporarily bars Senate confirmation hearings in victory for Gov. Cooper on cabinet nominees," Winston-Salem Journal, February 9, http://www.journalnow.com/news/elections/local/nc-judicial-panel-tempora...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education in 51-50 vote," The Daily Tar Heel, February 8, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/02/devos-confirmed-as-secretary...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Fitzsimon: GOP’s false and telling choice for public schools," Henderson Daily Dispatch, February 7, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-gop-s-false-and-telli... (also at the Robesonian: https://robesonian.com/opinion/95874/a-better-choice-for-schools, Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/02/13/not-a-victory..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-gop-s-f..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170213/false-and-telling-choice..., Richmond County Daily Journal: https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/63257/gops-false-choice-for..., Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2017/02/12/The-GOP-s-false-and-telling-ch..., Laurinburg Exchange: https://laurinburgexchange.com/opinion/8829/a-better-choice-for-schools)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina senators vote to confirm DeVos for federal education secretary," McClatchy, February 7, http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article1312...
(cites Matt Ellinwood)

"Charter school advocates are buoyed by DeVos confirmation," Charlotte Observer, February 7, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article1312219... (also at: Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article131328904.html)
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Safer? A veteran perspective on Trump’s border wall," Lincoln Times-News, February 7, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2017/02/06/safer-veteran-perspective-tru...
(Adam Svolto op-ed)

"Column: DeVos cites wildly inaccurate data about virtual charters," Hickory Daily Record, February 6, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-devos-cites-wildly-inaccurate-d... (Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/Other-Views/2017/02/04/DeVos-wildly-inaccura...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"University, Community Leaders Spark Conversation About Immigration Policy," Chapelboro, February 6, https://chapelboro.com/news/news-around-town/community-leaders-immigrati...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Many uneasy over president's travel ban," Fayetteville Observer, February 4, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/many-uneasy-over-president-s-trave...
(quotes Raul Pinto)

"Letters to the Editor: Trump's executive order," Winston-Salem Chronicle, February 2, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/02/letters-editor-trumps-executive-order/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"A labor pick who mistreats labor," Charlotte Observer, February 1, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article130146314.html (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/allan-freyer-why-burr-and-t...)
(Allan Freyer op-ed)

"Jueces frenan la orden que prohíbe entrada a refugiados," Que Pasa, February 1, https://greensboro.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/carolina-del-norte/juece...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Senate Democrats file first 2017 attempt at repealing HB2," Winston-Salem Journal, February 1, http://www.journalnow.com/news/elections/local/senate-democrats-file-fir...
(quotes Allan Freyer)