In the News: January 2014

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"Application period for vouchers opens as court fights begin," Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/31/4655224/application-period-f... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/31/3581323/application-period-for-vo...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"MOOCs at UNC see large turnout," The Daily Tar Heel, January 31, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/01/moocs-at-unc-see-large-turnout
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Private school vouchers become available, despite lawsuits," WUNC, January 31, http://wunc.org/post/private-school-vouchers-become-available-despite-la...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Wake legislator asks for volunteers to process claims," Winston-Salem Journal, January 31, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_18a5e1da-8aac-11e3-9c6d-001...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"New studies: Medicaid opt-out costly for NC," WRAL, January 31, http://www.wral.com/new-studies-medicaid-opt-out-costly-for-nc/13349683/
(quotes Adam Searing)

"It's about more than teacher salaries," Winston-Salem Journal, January 31, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_3c9dfd10-8aa3-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Morning Memo: Republicans counter Republicans' job message," Raleigh News & Observer, January 30, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/30/3577086/morning-memo-republicans-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"North Carolina's looming third-grade retention crisis," Durham Herald-Sun, January 30, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x849280450/North-Carolinas-looming-thir...
(Matt Ellinwood op-ed)

"Half of North Carolinians have little or no savings, group says," Winston-Salem Journal, January 30, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_0c6a3fe8-8a1a-11e3-901e-001...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Alexandra Sirota sets the record straight on NC's dismal jobs situation," Blue NC, January 30, http://www.bluenc.com/alexandra-sirota-sets-record-straight-ncs-dismal-j...
(cites Alexandra Sirota)

"Jobless in North Carolina," The New York Times, January 29, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/30/opinion/jobless-in-north-carolina.html...
(Alexandra Sirota LTE)

"Blue Cross reverses course on family coverage for some same-sex couples," Winston-Salem Journal, January 29, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_38324a8c-8928-11e3-9...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"How NC (surprisingly) became a leader in ACA enrollment," Raleigh News & Observer, January 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/28/3572241/how-nc-surprisingly-becam...
(Adam Searing op-ed)

"N.C. jobless rate falls again but it may not be all good news for workers," The Voter Update, January 28, http://thevoterupdate.com/jones/?p=1973#.UuvARLRns1I
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"BOE hesitant to support school voucher lawsuit," Jefferson Post, January 28, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/home_top-news/2996561/BOE-hesitant-to-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Jobless rate continues fall," Watauga Democrat, January 28, http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/Jobless-rate-continues-fall-i...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Republicans quick to take credit for state's jobless decline," Raleigh News & Observer, January 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/28/3571919/republicans-quick-to-take...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"N.C. unemployment rate drops to 6.9 percent, but why?" Winston-Salem Journal, January 28, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_143e7ad8-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"NC jobless rate falls to 6.9%, but job creation lags," Charlotte Observer, January 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/28/4646959/nc-jobless-rate-fall...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Report: N.C. jobless rate falls to 6.9 percent," Burlington Times News, January 28, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/region-state/report-n-c-jobless-rate-fa... (also at ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9410781, WSOC: http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/report-nc-jobless-rate-falls-69-pe..., Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/business/article_49eedaaf-554f-5ca4-9639..., Hampton Roads Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2014/01/nc-jobless-rate-test-nc-governors-comeba..., San Luis Obispo Tribune: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2014/01/28/2897055/report-nc-jobless-rate-f..., Centre Daily Times: http://www.centredaily.com/2014/01/28/4006581/report-nc-jobless-rate-fal..., NBC-4: http://www.wsmv.com/story/24561492/report-nc-jobless-rate-falls-to-69-pe..., Columbus Ledger Enquirer: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/01/28/2922224/report-nc-jobless-rate..., Idaho Statesman: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/01/28/2995633/report-nc-jobless-rate-..., Tri-City Herald: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/01/28/2796615/report-nc-jobless-rate-..., Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/28/3897777/report-nc-jobless-rate-fal..., Daily Reporter: http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/df9dc88736c24a48ac071c513a2...)
(cites Allan Freyer)

"Accountability needed in charter school explosion," Asheboro Courier Tribune, January 28, http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/letters/accountability-needed-charter...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Obamacare 'study' is thinly-veiled campaign forum," Jefferson Post, January 27, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=MA&date=20140127...
(Adam Linker column)

"Insurance plans canceled due to archaic language," Advocate, January 27, http://www.advocate.com/health/2014/01/27/nc-insurance-plans-canceled-du...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Why NC public schools still best choice for parents, students," Raleigh News & Observer, January 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/27/3569558/why-nc-public-schools-sti...
(voucher op-ed)

"Morning Memo: McCrory faces Republican blowback for ultrasound stance," Raleigh News & Observer, January 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/27/3568587/morning-memo-mccrory-face...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"The puzzle of solving poverty," Burlington Times News, January 26, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/our-opinion/the-puzzle-of-solving-po...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Nonprofit notebook," Winston-Salem Journal, January 26, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_202fdb85-36ef-5fb4-ad1b-065...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC jobless rate plummets, but questions remain about strength of 'Carolina Comeback,'" Charlotte Observer, January 25, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/25/4638405/nc-jobless-rate-plum... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/25/3560374/nc-jobless-rate-plummets-..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_9df014cd-...)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"William Peace University hosts screening of Sundance award-winning documentary 'Inequality for All,'" PR.com, January 26, http://www.pr.com/press-release/538896
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Have benefit cuts reduced unemployment? No," Charlotte Observer, January 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/24/3561247/diane-ravitch-north-carol...
(Allan Freyer op-ed)

"North Carolina: Greatest insult to teachers ever cooked up in backroom," Raleigh News & Observer, January 24, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/24/3561247/diane-ravitch-north-carol...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"N.C. economic board unveils 10-year jobs plan," Winston-Salem Journal, January 24, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_3d19f8b4-410a-525a-a3f6-499...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Blue Cross cancels policies that NC same-sex couples bought under Affordable Care Act," Raleigh News & Observer, January 24, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/24/3561671/blue-cross-cancels-polici...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"North Carolina complaint alleges excessive force by police in schools," Center for Public Integrity, January 24, http://www.publicintegrity.org/2014/01/24/14158/north-carolina-complaint...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Wake County criticized for 'criminalization of students,'" Public News Service, January 24, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-01-24/education/wake-county-critic...
(quotes Christine Bischoff)

"Senate primary ballot adds candidate," The Daily Tar Heel, January 24, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/01/senate-update-0124
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Gov. McCrory headlines Charlotte choice rally," WAFE, January 24, http://wfae.org/post/gov-mccrory-headlines-charlotte-school-choice-rally
(cites NC Justice Center school voucher lawsuit)

"Teenager handcuffed for cutting lunch line," Nine MSN, January 24, http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2014/01/24/15/29/teenager-handcuffed-fo...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Concerns over school policing in N.C.," Politico, January 23, http://www.politico.com/morningeducation/0114/morningeducation12789.html
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Teen handcuffed for cutting in line in school cafeteria: Complaint," Huffington Post, January 23, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/23/school-to-prison-pipeline-wake-...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Groups to talk about federal complaint against Wake County schools," Raleigh News & Observer, January 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/23/3557670/groups-to-talk-about-fede...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The furious tax spin from the right," Jefferson Post, January 23, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/2990419/The-furious-ta...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina: A laboratory for trickle-down economics," Huffington Post, January 23, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/annabel-park/north-carolina-politic-econom...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Groups gather to expound on federal complaint against Wake schools," Raleigh News & Observer, January 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/23/3558914/groups-gather-to-expound-...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Six school districts join in lawsuit challenging state vouchers for private tuition," Fayetteville Observer, January 23, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_725acd8d-acd8-5c95-b090-42...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"William Peace University hosts screening of Sundance documentary 'Inequality for All,'" Broadway World, January 23, http://www.broadwayworld.com/raleigh/article/William-Peace-University-Ho...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Wake County schools accused of 'racist,' 'unfair' policing practices in complaint," WUNC, January 23, http://wunc.org/post/wake-county-schools-accused-racist-unfair-policing-...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

WFAE interview, Charlotte, January 23, vouchers Mike Ward

"Federal complaint accuses WCPSS of unfair policing," Time Warner Cable News, January 22, http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/news/703886/federal-complaint-accus...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Federal complaint claims unfair policing policies in Wake County schools," WRAL, January 22, http://www.wral.com/federal-complaint-claims-unfair-policing-policies-in...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Wake Schools accused of unfair policing in federal complaint," WNCN, January 22, http://www.wncn.com/story/24521263/wake-schools-accused-of-unfair-polici...
(cites NC Justice Center lawsuit)

"Groups file federal complaint over Wake County school policing," Raleigh News & Observer, January 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/22/3555022/groups-file-federal-compl... (also at Eastern Wake News: http://www.easternwakenews.com/2014/01/27/3568870/groups-file-federal-co...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Black students and the 'school-to-prison pipeline,'" Al Jazeera America, January 22, http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/america-tonight...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Why are N.C. minority students more likely to be arrested?" Al Jazeera America, January 22, http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/2014/1/why-are-... and http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/2014/1/why-are-...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"Obama's challenge," Anson Record, January 22, http://www.ansonrecord.com/news/opinion/3428261/Obamas-challenge
(Rob Schofield column)

"Not lovin' it at McDonald's: What 'right to work' doesn't mean," Raleigh News & Observer, January 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/21/3552948/not-lovin-it-at-mcdonalds...
(Jessica Rocha op-ed)

"Raleigh City Council approves housing authority plan, despite concerns about loss of public housing," Raleigh News & Observer, January 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/21/3552342/raleigh-council-approves-...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Five school districts join in lawsuit challenging state vouchers for private tuition," Fayetteville Observer, January 21, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_327d99fb-87d7-5994-80ab-67...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Charter school to open near gated community in Harnett County," Raleigh News & Observer, January 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/20/3550057/charter-school-to-open-ne...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Banks opt out of payday lending," Charlotte Post, January 19, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/01/19/state-national/banks-opt...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Fifty years later, war on poverty continues," Burlington Times News, January 18, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/fifty-years-later-war-on-pover...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC jobless pay to cut employers' taxes," Raleigh News & Observer, January 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/18/3544497/nc-jobless-pay-to-cut-emp...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Misery the result," Raleigh News & Observer, January 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/18/3541982/sabine-schoenbach-misery-...
(Sabine Schoenbach LTE)

"Tell, me, Governor, why teach in NC?" Salisbury Post, January 18, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140118/SP05/140119709/1012
(NC Policy Watch column)

"A celebration of false numbers," Laurinburg Exchange, January 17, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/3410412/A...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Forsyth County has the fourth-highest food-stamp filing problem," Winston-Salem Journal, January 17, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_7df1368e-7fad-11e3-8...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"DHHS sued by docs, threatened by feds," Go Blue Ridge, January 17, http://www.goblueridge.net/news/1/22827-dhhs-sued-by-docs-threatened-by-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"A cynical celebration by Civitas and the N.C. Chamber," Winston-Salem Journal, January 17, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_f16a5f72-7fa4-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Brunswick School Board to talk vouchers," WECT-6, January 17, http://www.wect.com/story/24481575/brunswick-school-board-to-talk-vouchers
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Not hearing from teachers," Greensboro News & Record, January 16, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/clark_off_the_record/article_097f011e-7...
(cites Lindsay Wagner)

Viewpoints with Lockwood Phillips, January 17, http://viewpointsradio.blogspot.com/
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"North Carolina Republicans raise taxes on working families while giving huge tax breaks to millionaires and corporations," Truth Out, January 16, http://truth-out.org/news/item/21267-north-carolina-republicans-raise-ta... (also at The Real News: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&I...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The accountability cloud over the charter school expansion," Jefferson Post, January 15, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?date=20140116&categor...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina's poorest hit by federal cuts: 'Unless someone helps, we're bust'," The Guardian, January 15, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/15/north-carolina-unemployment...

"Even to some in GOP DHHS blame game grows old," Greensboro News & Record, January 15, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/thinking_out_loud/article_2875669c-7dfc...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The Care Gap: Who Will Take Care of our Loved Ones?" Women AdvaNCe, January 14, http://womenadvancenc.org/the-care-gap-who-will-take-care-of-our-loved-o...
(Sabine Schoenbach column)

"NC GOP leaders for committee to investigate Obamacare's impacts," Raleigh News & Observer, January 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/13/3529615/nc-republican-leaders-for...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Capitol Tonight Jan. 13: Unemployment rate dropping," Capitol Tonight, January 13,
http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/search/703652/capital-tonight-jan--...
(Allan Freyer interview)

"Vance County school board joins lawsuit," The Daily Dispatch, January 13, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/news/x318368960/Vance-County-school-boa...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Young Latina starts web series to raise awareness for immigration reform," Cosmopolitan, January 13, http://www.cosmopolitan.com/cosmo-latina/blog/north-carolina-justice-imm...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"States, cities prescribe paid sick leave rules," USA Today, January 12, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/11/states-cities-presc... (also at GOPUSA: http://www.gopusa.com/news/2014/01/14/local-governments-are-setting-sick...)
(quotes Sabine Schoenbach)

"The lasting impression of DHHS," Winston-Salem Journal, January 11, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_a00aaa54-7a33-11e3-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"School voucher program opposed by Vance leaders," Daily Dispatch, January 11, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/news/x940007579/School-voucher-program-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"States, cities prescribe paid sick leave rules," THV-11, January 11, http://www.thv11.com/news/article/294278/2/States-cities-prescribe-paid-...
(quotes Sabine Schoenbach)

"Woman brings attention to immigration reform by video," Lexington Dispatch, January 10, http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20140110/NEWS/301109980/-1/SPORTS?Ti...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Federal funds at risk over 'serious failure' in N.C. food stamp program," Washington Post, January 10, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/01/10/federal-funds-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"A wipeout of progress," Duke Chronicle, January 9, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/01/10/wipeout-progress
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Reality behind the 'Carolina Comeback,'" Laurinburg Exchange, January 9, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/3339954/R... (also at Asheboro Courier Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/letters/reality-behind-mccrory-s-misl...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Homeowner group meets Jan. 20," Wilmington Star-News, January 9, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140109/ARTICLES/140109728?Title=...
(cites Al Ripley)

"The Forum Project announces second session on the impact of new laws," Transylvania Times, January 9, http://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2014/01/09/lifestyles/the-forum-p...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"Wos right - Diaz leaving will leave lasting impression of DHHS," The Daily Advance, January 9, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-wos-righ...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Questions raised about extending unemployment benefits in NC," Charlotte Observer, January 8, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/08/4597280/questions-raised-abo... (also at Burlington Times-News: http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/region-state/questions-raised-about-ext...)
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"NC's disastrous decisions on unemployment insurance," Raleigh News & Observer, January 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/08/3516646/ncs-disastrous-decisions-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Ricky Diaz leaving," ABC-11, January 8, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9385879
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon, Sarah Ovaska)

"NC Gov. McCrory not showing hand on jobless aid," Greensboro News & Record, January 8, http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/article_11096854-d8aa-... (also at The Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/news/news/3335825/McCrory-coy-on-revival-of-jo..., The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/01/08/3196553/nc-gov-mccrory-not-showing-ha..., Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/01/08/3859503/nc-gov-mccrory-not-showing..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/N/NC_XGR_UNEMPLOYMENT_INSURANCE_NCO..., NBC News: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/54009861/ns/local_news-raleigh_nc/t/nc-gov-mcc...,
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Mistaken North Carolina Medicaid card mailing blamed on human error," ABC-11, January 7, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9383515
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Area jobless rate falls," Wilmington Star-News, January 7, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140107/articles/140109813?tc=ar#...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"The high costs of a GED diploma," Duke Chronicle, January 7, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/01/08/high-costs-ged-diploma
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Jobs picture worse than it looks, Asheville one example," Mountain Xpress, January 7, http://www.mountainx.com/article/55403/N.C.-Justice-Center-Jobs-picture-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Jobless rates continue welcome decline," High Point Enterprise, January 7, http://www.hpe.com/news/business/x1401030927/Jobless-rates-continue-welc...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Jobless rate hits 5-year low in Triad," Winston-Salem Journal, January 7, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_70b16e9e-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Challenges lurk behind good economic news," WRAL, January 7, http://www.wral.com/challenges-lurk-behind-good-economic-news/13279050/
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Raleigh CEO named interim leader of NC's new economic development arm," Raleigh News & Observer, January 7, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/07/3512628/veteran-executive-named-i...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"N.C. chooses interim chief for Economic Development Partnership," Winston-Salem Journal, January 7, http://www.journalnow.com/business/article_f9f04f66-77ad-11e3-8332-0019b...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Mismanagement is unrelenting at DHHS," Charlotte Observer, January 6, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/06/4592408/mismanagement-is-unr...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"2014 issues; President's health care law goes into effect," Fayetteville Observer, January 5, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_f5a20ffc-8977-53a4-b30d-f2...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"John Lassiter leaving political advocacy group," Charlotte Observer, January 4, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/01/05/4588734/john-lassiter-leavin...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"New tax will burden college students," The Robesonian, January 4, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/3292201/New-tax-w...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Decker says economic changes to make government more nimble," The Robesonian, January 3, http://robesonian.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?avis=LU&date=20140102&catego... (also at Yahoo! Finance: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nc-plans-business-recruiting-more-17593121..., Mecklenburg Times: http://mecktimes.com/news/2014/01/02/nc-plans-business-recruiting-to-be-...)
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"NC plans business recruiting to be more like sales," WRAL, January 2, http://www.wral.com/nc-plans-business-recruiting-to-be-more-like-sales/1...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Our view: North Carolina tax reforms a mixed bag; need more work," Fayetteville Observer, January 2, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/article_bd0478d9-d5b4-5872-a28b-60f4f...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Groups argue about education leader's ties to Wake County school group," Raleigh News & Observer, January 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/12/31/3495374/groups-argue-about-best-n...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

Also see clips from 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.