In the News: January 2013

"North Carolina Republicans consider ending income tax," Ballotnews, Jan. 31, http://ballotnews.org/2013/02/04/north-carolina-republicans-consider-ending-income-tax/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Audit: State overspent Medicaid budget by $1.4B," Charlotte Observer, Jan. 31, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/31/3825086/audit-state-overspent-medicaid.html
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"NC unemployment debt fix backed by House panel," Myrtle Beach Sun News, Jan. 31, http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/01/31/3303609/nc-unemployment-debt-fix-backed.html (also at San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-unemployment-debt-fix-backed-by-House-panel-4238208.php, CBS Charlotte: http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2013/01/31/nc-unemployment-debt-fix-backed-by-house-panel/, Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-01-31/nc-unemployment-debt-fix-backed-by-house-panel, WECT: http://www.wect.com/story/20932106/nc-house-panel-mccrory-back-unemployment-debt-fix, Hampton Roads Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/01/nc-unemployment-debt-fix-backed-house-panel, Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/news/article/NC-House-panel-McCrory-back-unemployment-debt-fix-4238208.php, Gainesville Sun: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130131/APN/1301310633?p=2&tc=pg, The Street: http://www.thestreet.com/story/11828876/2/nc-unemployment-debt-fix-backed-by-house-panel.html, WMBF: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/20879216/nc-unemployment-debt-fix-considered-by-house-panel, NBC-17: http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2013/feb/01/nc-house-panel-mccrory-back-unemployment-debt-fix-ar-2988099/)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"GOP muscles jobless benefits cuts to House floor," WRAL, Jan. 31, http://www.wral.com/gop-muscles-jobless-benefits-changes-to-house-floor/12047533/
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"Study shows North Carolina residents aren't saving nearly enough," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 31, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_6325c5e4-6bb9-11e2-84ca-0019bb30f31a.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Lawmakers want to stop Obama marketplace in N.C.," Triangle Business Journal, Jan. 31, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/morning_call/2013/01/lawmakers-want-to-stop-obama.html
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Groups say Medicaid expansion means jobs, coverage, lower premiums," Mountain Xpress, Jan. 31, http://www.mountainx.com/article/48186/NC-Justice-Center-groups-say-Medicaid-expansion-means-jobs-coverage-lower-premiums
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Jobless benefits going fast track," Triangle Business Journal, Jan. 31, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/morning_call/2013/01/jobless-benefit-cuts-going-fast-track.html
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"In North Carolina, full speed in reverse," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies blog), Jan. 30, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/01/in-north-carolina-full-speed-in-reverse.html
(Rob Schofield column)
 
"Modern-Day Nullifiers Deserve Rejection," Southern Pines Pilot, Jan. 30, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2013/jan/30/modern-day-nullifiers-deserve-rejection/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"N.C. unemployment bill draws praise and flak," Charlotte Observer, Jan. 30, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/30/3823452/unemployment-bill-draws-praise.html
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"Winston-Salem area ranks last in N.C. job growth," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 30, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_cd3aa970-6afd-11e2-86ce-001a4bcf6878.html
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"N.C. lawmakers file bills to reject two Obamacare provisions," Triangle Business Journal, Jan. 30, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2013/01/30/nc-lawmakers-file-bills-to-reject.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Coalitions forming across state to be heard at legislature," Charlotte Observer, Jan. 29, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/29/3821343/coalitions-forming-across-state.html
(quotes Bill Wilson)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"NC GOP takes control of legislative agenda," The Daily Tar Heel, Jan. 29, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/01/5108ac0f13c70
(quotes Cedric Johnson, Rob Schofield)
 
(Harry Payne column)
 
"NC House speaker wants tax reform," ABC-11, Jan. 29, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=8972293
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"North Carolina reaction to immigration reform plan mixed," Fayetteville Observer, Jan. 29, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/01/29/1233601?sac=fo.local
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
Unemployment interview, Make it Happen With Cash Michaels, Jan. 29, http://mywaug.com/index.php/waug-radio/make-it-happen-w-cash-michaels
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"Congress proposes bipartisan immigration reform bill," News 14, Jan. 29,  http://triangle.news14.com/content/top_stories/684735/congress-proposes-bipartisan-immigration-reform-bill
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
"Benefit cuts: A body blow to the unemployed," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/28/2639756/a-body-blow-to-the-unemployed.html
(cites Harry Payne)
 
"Group challenges governor to live on proposed maximum jobless benefit," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 28, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_4751dc6a-69aa-11e2-a0a8-0019bb30f31a.html
(quotes Harry Payne)
 
"NC in need of education governor," The Daily Tar Heel, Jan. 28, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/01/nc-in-need-of-education-governor
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Advocates to McCrory: You live on $350 a week," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/28/2638470/group-mccrory-should-try-to-live.html (also at ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=8970491, NBC-17: http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2013/jan/28/advocates-for-the-unemployed-challenge-n-37481-vi-55623/, Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/28/3817956/group-mccrory-should-try-to-live.html, Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/news/article/Advocates-to-McCrory-You-live-on-350-a-week-4229721.php, The Street: http://www.thestreet.com/story/11824561/1/advocates-to-nc-gov-you-live-on-350-a-week.html, Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130129/ARTICLES/130129807/1042/NEWS?Title=Advocates-to-McCrory-You-live-on-350-a-week, Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-01-28/advocates-to-nc-gov-you-live-on-350-a-week, Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/home/651791-63/group-gov-mccrory-should-try#continue, Go Erie: http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130128/APN/1301280585)
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"Governor backs plan to cut state unemployment benefits," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 28, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_a99f120e-699e-11e2-9a43-001a4bcf6878.html
(quotes Harry Payne)
 
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)
 
"N.C. law possibly bans welfare recipients from buying lottery tickets," Black America Web, Jan. 28, http://blackamericaweb.com/95360/n-c-law-possibly-bans-welfare-recipients-from-buying-lottery-tickets/
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
 "McCrory and the nullifiers," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 27, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_22d80fb8-676f-11e2-b37a-001a4bcf6878.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"NC Republicans get big chance in 2013 legislature," ABC-11, Jan. 26, http://www.news-record.com/home/711371-63/oh-dianna-lightfoot-welcome-to
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"North Carolina lottery ban indicates bias against the poor," The Examiner, Jan. 26, http://www.examiner.com/article/north-carolina-lottery-ban-indicates-bias-against-the-poor-1
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"League of Women Voters urges McCrory to implement Medicaid expansion," Mountain Xpress, Jan. 25, http://www.mountainx.com/article/48039/League-of-Women-Voters-urges-McCrory-to-implement-Medicaid-expansion
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Ban lottery tickets for the poor," Get Government Out of Gambling, Jan. 25, http://www.getgovernmentoutofgambling.org/tag/north-carolina-policy-watch/
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Welfare lottery ban proposed in North Carolina," International Business Times, Jan. 25, http://www.ibtimes.com/welfare-lottery-ban-proposed-north-carolina-1039908
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"North Carolina considers welfare lottery ban," Opposing Views, Jan. 25, http://www.opposingviews.com/i/money/north-carolina-considers-welfare-lottery-ban
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
 "NC looks at eliminating income taxes," WBTV, Jan. 25, http://www.wbtv.com/story/20705779/nc-looks-at-eliminating-income-taxes
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"North Carolina GOP Governor Distances Himself From His Party's Super-Regressive Tax Plan," Think Progress, Jan. 24, http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/24/1493421/north-carolina-governor-distance-taxes/?mobile=nc
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Report: More NC voters unaffiliated," The Daily Tar Heel, Jan. 24, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/01/report-more-nc-voters-unaliated
(quotes Rob Schofield)
 
"A tea partier takes charge of North Carolina's budget," Businessweek, Jan. 24, http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-24/a-tea-partier-takes-charge-of-north-carolinas-budget
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"McCrory still open to dumping state income tax," WRAL, Jan. 24, http://www.wral.com/mccrory-still-open-to-dumping-state-income-tax/12021938/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Lawmaker wants to stop lottery sales to those using public assistance," WRAL, Jan. 24, http://www.wral.com/lawmaker-wants-to-stop-lottery-sales-to-those-using-public-assistance/12021784/
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Legislators poised to forge ahead with jobless benefit cuts," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 24, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_16b93e90-6653-11e2-a47f-001a4bcf6878.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"McCrory's budget chief has 'great concerns' about GOP tax plan," Charlotte Observer, Jan. 24, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/23/3807942/art-pope-says-eliminating-income.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Davie lawmaker: Unemployment insurance is 'welfare-dependent program'," Winston-Salem Journal, January 24, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_61cfef0a-6685-11e2-8a6b-001...
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Taxes would take bite out of meals," The Charlotte Post, Jan. 23, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=5325
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Pope pans idea to scrap NC income tax," WRAL, Jan. 23, http://www.wral.com/pope-pans-idea-to-scrap-nc-income-tax/12016372/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
(quotes Jeff Shaw)
 
"Thom Tillis urges careful approach on taxes," Charlotte Business Journal, Jan. 23, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/queen_city_agenda/2013/01/thom-tillis-urges-careful-approach-on.html
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Liberal group releases report showing GOP tax plan benefits wealthy the most," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 23, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/26805
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"State GOP leaders' tax plan would benefit wealthy," Smoky Mountain News, Jan. 23, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/opinion/item/9627-state-gop-leaders%E2%80%99-tax-plan-would-benefit-wealthy
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Groups urge McCrory to expand Medicaid," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 22, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/groups_urge_mccrory_to_expand_medicaid
(cites HAC letter)
 
"Justice delayed? Report says NC courts hampered by budget cuts," Public News Service, Jan. 21, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/30359-1
(quotes Sharon McCloskey)
 
"Why we need to expand Medicaid and establish health exchanges," Jefferson Post, Jan. 20, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/21470718/article-Why-we-need-to-expand-Medicaid-and-establish-health-exchanges
(Adam Linker column)
 
"Don't dump the income tax," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/19/2616739/dont-dump-the-income-tax.html
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Berger's revealing bluster," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 19, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_da06391c-61c5-11e2-aa9b-001a4bcf6878.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Dome: Forest opposes driver's licenses for illegal immigrants," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/19/2619250/dome-forest-opposes-drivers-licenses.html
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Art Pope is worried about Chris Fitzsimon's health," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 18, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/art_pope_is_worried_about_chris_fitzsimons_health
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Regions Bank stops offering controversial loans in N.C.," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/17/2614414/regions-bank-stops-offering-controversial.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Senate leader Berger outlines agenda for upcoming session," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/16/2611890/senate-leader-berger-outlines.html
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Power shift has government opponent running N.C. budget," Businessweek, Jan. 17, http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-01-17/power-shift-has-government-opponent-running-n-dot-c-dot-budget
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Higher taxes on food, services could replace NC income tax," WRAL, Jan. 17, http://www.wral.com/higher-taxes-on-food-services-could-replace-nc-income-tax/11993921/
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"Illegal immigrants say DMV should restore driver's licenses," WRAL, Jan. 16, http://www.wral.com/illegal-immigrants-say-dmv-should-restore-driver-s-licenses/11989180/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"GOP leader: N.C. Senate mulling axing income tax," Hampton Roads Pilot, Jan. 16, http://hamptonroads.com/2013/01/gop-leader-nc-senate-mulling-axing-income-tax (also at Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/news/article/NC-Senate-leader-has-plans-for-2013-Legislature-4197888.php, ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=8956326, San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-Senate-leader-has-plans-for-2013-Legislature-4197888.php, NBC-17: http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2013/jan/16/nc-senate-leader-wants-lower-income-tax-rates-ar-2942995/, Myrtle Beach Sun News: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/01/16/3276292/nc-senate-leader-has-plans-for.html, Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/01/17/1231031?sac=fo.local, Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/elections/nc-senate-leader-seek-lower-income-tax-rates-1767477, The Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/ap/staten/nc-senate-leader-wants-lower-income-tax-rates-1768293, Wilmington Star-News: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130116/APN/1301160601?p=all&tc=pgall, The Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/view/full_story/21437622/article-Senate-leader-says-legislators-will-look-a-sweeping-tax-reform?instance=popular)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"United Way hosts legislators," Greenville Daily Reflector, Jan. 16, http://www.reflector.com/news/united-way-hosts-legislators-1760257
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Art Pope and his allies sharpen their knives on the state budget," Independent Weekly, Jan. 16, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/art-pope-and-his-allies-sharpen-their-knives-on-the-state-budget/Content?oid=3244692
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
"Facilitating individualized assessments of individuals with criminal records in occupational licensing decisions," Administrative Lawyer (North Carolina Bart Association), January 2013, http://administrativelaw.ncbar.org/media/28981819/aljan2013.pdf
(Daniel Bowes & Bill Rowe column)
 
(Christine Bischoff interview)
 
"Proposed unemployment benefit cuts could impact business growth," Public News Service, Jan. 15, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/30268-1
(quotes Bill Rowe)
 
"NC immigrants' rights advocates lobbying for new driver's license policy," WSOC-Charlotte, Jan. 15, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/NC-immigrants-rights/nTxCx/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"NC civil rights groups want Attorney General to reinstate licenses for immigrants," Charlotte Observer, Jan. 14, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/14/3787861/nc-civil-rights-groups-want-attorney.html
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
"ACLU, NC Justice Center take DMV to task over immigrant license changes," Mountain Xpress, Jan. 14, http://www.mountainx.com/article/47823/ACLU-NC-Justice-Center-take-DMV-to-task-over-immigrant-license-changes
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"NC stops issuing driver's licenses to young immigrants," WBTW-13, Jan. 14, http://www2.wbtw.com/news/2013/jan/14/nc-stops-issuing-drivers-licenses-young-immigrants-ar-5369020/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Civil groups press AG Cooper, DMV on immigrant licenses," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 14, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/civil_rights_groups_press_ag_cooper_dmv_on_immigrant_licenses
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
"Civil groups want NC licenses reinstated for some immigrants," WRAL, Jan. 14, http://www.wral.com/civil-rights-groups-want-nc-licenses-reinstated-for-some-immigrants/11977809/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Young immigrants qualify for N.C. driver's licenses, civil groups say," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 14, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/14/2607142/young-immigrants-qualify-for-nc.html
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
"ACLU, Justice Center ask N.C. officials to reinstate licenses for young immigrants with work permits," ACLU, Jan. 14, http://www.acluofnc.org/?q=aclu-justice-center-ask-nc-officials-reinstate-licenses-young-immigrants-work-permits
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"NC DMV stops issuing licenses to legal immigrants," NBC 17, Jan. 14, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2013/jan/14/nc-dmv-stops-issuing-licenses-legal-immigrants-ar-2935210/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Welcome to Tea Time in Raleigh," Southern Pines Pilot, Jan. 14, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2013/jan/14/welcome-tea-time-raleigh/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"North Carolina mulls taxing the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich," Think Progress, Jan. 14, http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/01/14/1441951/north-carolina-taxes-poor/?mobile=nc
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Black Issues Forum: School to Prison Pipeline," UNC-TV, Jan. 13, http://video.unctv.org/video/2324500186
(Chris Hill interview)
 
"Radicals outside, inside State House," Greenville Daily Reflector, Jan. 13, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-radicals-outside-inside-state-house-1729839
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 

"Robin Hood in reverse for unemployed workers," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 13, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_d3a1706e-5c48-11e2-... (also at Elkin Tribune: http://www.elkintribune.com/view/full_story/21343416/article-Robin-Hood-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"McCrory chooses cabinet," Smithfield Herald, Jan. 12, http://www.theherald-nc.com/2013/01/12/25773/mccrory-chooses-cabinet.html
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Cabinet of Controversy: N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory's most dubious appointments," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies blog), Jan. 11, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/01/cabinet-of-controversy-nc-gov-pat-mccrory%E2%80%99s-5-most-dubious-appointments.html
(cites Rob Schofield) 
 
"For jobless, Robin Hood in reverse," The Southern Pines Pilot, Jan. 11, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2013/jan/11/for-jobless-robin-hood-in-reverse/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"N.C. State Board Caves to Online Lobbyists, with restrictions," Diane Ravitch Blog, Jan. 10, http://dianeravitch.net/2013/01/10/n-c-state-board-caves-to-online-lobbyists-with-restrictions/
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"GOP's plan could cut benefits in half," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 8, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_2048236c-5a0b-11e2-9329-0019bb30f31a.html
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Monday numbers from NC Policy Watch," Blue NC, Jan. 7, http://bluenc.com/monday-numbers-nc-policy-watch
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Medicaid misinformation multiplies," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 5, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_a9ca96ec-56a5-11e2-bc7a-0019bb30f31a.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"McCroyr has promises to keep," WRAL, Jan. 5, http://www.wral.com/mccrory-faces-promises-and-expectations-/11897511/
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Foreclosures up 53 percent in Cumberland County last year," Fayetteville Observer, Jan. 4, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/01/04/1228138?sac=fo.business
(quotes Al Ripley)
 
(Allan Freyer interview)
 
"Medicaid misinformation multiplies," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies blog), Jan. 3, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/01/voices-medicaid-misinformation-multiplies.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
(cites Allan Freyer)
 
Unemployment insurance interview, Rock Smith Radio Show (Pennsylvania), Jan. 3, http://ricksmithshow.com/sites/thericksmithshow.prometheuslabor.com/files/RickSmithJan042013-podcast.mp3
(Bill Rowe interview)
 
"Unemployment numbers good news for most metro areas," Mountain Xpress, Jan. 3, http://www.mountainx.com/article/47673/NC-Justice-Center-unemployment-numbers-good-news-for-most-metro-areas
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"McCrory tells NC execs he's pushing tax changes," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/02/2578852/mccrory-to-speak-at-nc-bankers.html (also at Rocky Mount Telegram: http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/ncwire/mccrory-tells-bankers-business-leaders-he8217ll-push-tax-changes-1623941, San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/business/energy/article/McCrory-tells-NC-execs-he-s-pushing-tax-changes-4162038.php, Fort Mill Times: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/01/02/2411349/mccrory-to-speak-at-nc-bankers.html,  San Antonio Express-News: http://www.mysanantonio.com/business/energy/article/McCrory-tells-NC-execs-he-s-pushing-tax-changes-4162038.php, Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/northcarolina/527115-91/mccrory-says-hes-pushing-tax, Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-01-03/mccrory-tells-nc-execs-hes-pushing-tax-changes, Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_9114c950-5548-11e2-8...)
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Unemployment recipients breathe a sigh of relief," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 1, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_c898ccea-53af-11e2-9460-001a4bcf6878.html
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Let's make 2013 the year we start to #RebuildNC," Blue NC, Jan. 1, http://www.bluenc.com/blog/11286
(cites Together NC)