In the News: July 2012

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"Reducing the federal deficit with the ACA," Blubrry, July 31, http://www.blubrry.com/ncpolicywatch/1476235/reducing-the-federal-deficit-with-the-aca/
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"In Depth: Allan Freyer, NC Budget and Tax Center," News 14, July 31, http://triangle.news14.com/content/in_depth/661606/in-depth--allan-freyer--nc-budget-and-tax-center
(Allan Freyer interview)
 
"Working harder for less money," Open Salon, July 31, http://open.salon.com/blog/awop/2012/07/31/working_harder_for_less_money
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Stephen LaRoque, Republican Who Hired Unemployed Workers to Clean His Yard, Under Federal Indictment," Huffington Post, July 31, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/stephen-laroque-indictment_n_1723530.html
(quotes Sarah Ovaska)
 
"In Depth: Allan Freyer, NC Budget and Tax Center," News 14, July 31, http://triangle.news14.com/content/local_news/661606/in-depth--allan-freyer--nc-budget-and-tax-center
(Allan Freyer interview)
 
"Pending defense cuts would hit hard, say Sens. McCain, Graham, Ayotte during visit to Fayettevill Technical Community College," Fayetteville Observer, July 31, http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/07/30/1193921?sac=fo.business
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Reporter Sarah Ovaska discusses the indictment of Rep. Stephen LaRoque and what's head in his case," Blubbry, July 30, http://www.blubrry.com/ncpolicywatch/1475423/reporter-sarah-ovaska-discusses-the-indictment-of-rep-stephen-laroque-and-whats-ahead-in-his-case/
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Chris Fitzsimon says it's time to talk about gun control," Winston-Salem Journal, July 29, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/jul/29/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-the-time-to-talk-a-ar-2472112/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Absent action, legislators suggest corruption is OK," Charlotte Observer, July 26, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/07/26/3408320/absent-action-legislators-suggest.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"1/4 of NC Residents Diagnosed with 'Pre-Existing Conditions'", WFAE, July 26, http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=8890
(quotes Adam Linker) 
 
"LaRoque resigns from state House facing criminal charges," Raleigh News & Observer, July 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/25/2220080/ethics-committee-will-look-into.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"No Cure - ethics panels useless unless they act," Fayetteville Observer, July 25, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/07/25/1192704
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Kids Count 2012: A fresh look at child well-being," Action for Children, July 25, http://www.ncchild.org/press-release/kids-count-2012-fresh-look-child-well-being-nc-policy-watch-07252012
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Political spat during campaign starts case that now dogs Stephen LaRoque," Raleigh News & Observer, July 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/22/2212643/political-spat-during-campaign.html
(cites Sarah Ovaska)
 
"Session ends, embellishment begins," Greenville Daily Reflector, July 22, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-session-ends-embellishment-begins-1147803
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"State recovery in 'early summer stall'," Mountain Xpress, July 20, http://www.mountainx.com/article/44340/N.C.-Justice-Center-State-recovery-in-early-summer-stall
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Agencies riled with shift by Triangle UW," Triangle Business Journal, July 20, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/print-edition/2012/07/20/agencies-riled-with-shift-by-triangle-uw.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"LaRoque's challenges," Raleigh News & Observer, July 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/20/2208480/laroques-challenges.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Free Press Radio: The LaRoque indictments with Sarah Ovaska and Barry Smith," Kinston Free Press, July 20, http://www.kinston.com/articles/radio-83675-discuss-sarah.html
(Sarah Ovaska interview)
 
"LaRoque's legal troubles began with 2010 political campaign against Braxton," Kinston Free Press, July 19, http://www.kinston.com/articles/campaign-83650-years-political.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"An indictment in North Carolina," Columbia Journalism Review, July 19, http://www.cjr.org/swing_states_project/nc_policy_watch_laroque_indictment.php
(cites NC Policy Watch, Sarah Ovaska)
 
"LaRoque indicted on eight counts of theft, unlawful transactions regarding loan business," Kinston Free Press, July 18, http://www.kinston.com/news/laroque-83627--.html (also at Loan Safe: http://www.loansafe.org/laroque-indicted-on-eight-counts-of-theft-unlawful-transactions-regarding-loan-business)
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"The fall of Stephen LaRoque," Greensboro News & Record, July 18, http://www.news-record.com/blog/147008/entry/148355
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"LaRoque indicted on charges of theft, misuse of funds," New Bern Sun Journal, July 18, http://www.newbernsj.com/articles/laroque-107899-carolina-funds.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"9 Investigates: How local members of Congress spend campaign dollars," WSOC-9, July 18, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/members-congress-/nPxsH/
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"State Rep. LaRoque indicted over nonprofit loans," Raleigh News & Observer, July 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/17/2204081/state-rep-laroque-indicted-over.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Primary runoff results," News 14 Capital Tonight, July 17, http://charlotte.news14.com/content/660965/capital-tonight-july-17--primary-runoff-results
(Allan Freyer interview)
 
"Federal grand jury indicts state Rep. LaRoque on eight counts," Raleigh News & Observer, July 17, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/25198
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"LaRoque indicted," Kinston Free Press, July 17, http://www.kinston.com/news/office-83625-laroque-carolina.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"NC lawmakers charged with stealing from federal loan program," WRAL, July 17, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/11323882/
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"DNC gets the keys to Time Warner Cable Arena," Raleigh News & Observer, July 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/16/2202168/dome-dnc-gets-the-keys-to-time.html
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Blue Cross battles NC hospitals, health care providers over 'wasteful' radiology charges," Raleigh News & Observer, July 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/14/2198930/blue-cross-blueshield-battles.html
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"State Republicans choose millionaires over teachers," Greenville Daily Reflector, July 15, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-state-republicans-choose-millionaires-over-teachers-1138883
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Burbaker's resignation last week allows him to begin lobbying sooner," Raleigh News & Observer, July 15, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/25169
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"NC suffers as jobs move offshore," Charlotte Business Journal, July 13, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2012/07/13/nc-suffers-as-jobs-move-offshore.html
(Allan Freyer column)
 
"Job strategies factor in race for NC governor," Charlotte Business Journal, July 13, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2012/07/13/jobs-strategies-factor-in-race-for.html
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Going, Going, Gone: Report finds offshoring contributes to NC's lagging recovery," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies blog), July 9, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/07/going-going-gone-report-finds-offshoring-contributes-to-nc%E2%80%99s-lagging-recovery.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Documenting North Carolina's screech to the right," Winston-Salem Journal, July 8, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/jul/08/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-documenting-north--ar-2415038/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"GOP extremist ending," Greenville Daily Reflector, July 8, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-extremist-ending-1130701
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"The immediate winners in the ACA decision," QNotes, July 7, http://goqnotes.com/15816/the-immediate-winners-in-the-aca-decision/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"No confusion in Affordable Care Act's religious exemption," The Examiner, July 4, http://www.examiner.com/article/no-confusion-affordable-care-act-s-religious-exemption

(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Together NC: state budget will harm Buncombe schools," Mountain Xpress, July 3, http://www.mountainx.com/article/44003/Together-NC-State-budget-will-harm-Buncombe-schools
(cites Together NC)
 
"The Budget now becomes law, despite the Governor's objections," Blue NC, July 2, http://www.bluenc.com/budget-now-becomes-law-despite-governors-objections 
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"The immediate winners in the ACA decision," Winston-Salem Journal, July 2, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/jul/02/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-the-immediate-winn-ar-2399835/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

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