In the News: July 2013

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"Report: ACLU, others ask McCrory not to sign bill," Greensboro News & Record, July 31, http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina/article_0c74f1fc-fa34-11e...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"With a criminal record, it's tough to find a job," Independent Weekly, July 31, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/with-a-criminal-record-its-tough-to-fin...
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

"Not going back - GOP won't reconsider jobless benefits," High Point Enterprise, July 31, http://www.hpe.com/news/x807782617/Not-going-back-GOP-wont-reconsider-jo...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Triad jobless rate up in June, but so are job gains," Winston-Salem Journal, July 30, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_e3aa6cf2-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Unemployment edges up to 13.1 percent," The Wilson Times, July 30, http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/23677170---Unemployment-ed...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Dome: Hagan, Burr comment on taxes," Raleigh News & Observer, July 30, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/30/3070908/dome-mccrory-delivers-coo...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Biggest Moral Monday yet focused on harmful public education cuts," Creative Loafing Charlotte, July 30, http://clclt.com/theclog/archives/2013/07/30/biggest-moral-monday-yet-fo...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Hagan pushes to keep tax credits for military families," Raleigh News & Observer, July 30, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/28122
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"New system for Medicaid claims is put to the test," Winston-Salem Journal, July 29, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_866abae6-f7dc-11e2-b...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory not familiar with all details of voter ID bill he is about to sign," Opposing Views, July 29, http://www.opposingviews.com/i/politics/north-carolina-governor-pat-mccr...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Audit finds lax monitoring of workforce numbers," Winston-Salem Journal, July 29, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_d7c270ee-f8b0-11e2-b...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"What next for the unemployed?" Burlington Times-News, July 28, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/what-next-for-the-un...
(Sarah Ovaska column)

"Pat McCrory hasn't ready controversial voter ID provision that he's about to sign into law," Huffington Post, July 28, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/pat-mccrory-voter-id-law-_n_367...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Under new UNC law, patients' hospital bills will be simpler," Raleigh News & Observer, July 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/28/3064787/under-new-law-patients-ho... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/28/4197352/new-law-will-better-...)
(quotes Adam Searing)

"GOP plan may make state unrecognizable," Greenville Daily Reflector, July 27, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-plan-may-make-s...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Hospital transparency bill shows shifting of clout," Winston-Salem Journal, July 27, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_35e66e4e-f71e-11e2-8...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Chris Fitzsimon on the program-slashing GOP," Winston-Salem Journal, July 26, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_71b3296a-f61c-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina passes the country's worst voter suppression law," The Nation, July 26, http://www.thenation.com/blog/175441/north-carolina-passes-countrys-wors... (also at OpEdNews: http://www.opednews.com/articles/North-Carolina-Passes-the-by-Ari-Berman..., Bill Moyers: http://billmoyers.com/2013/07/30/north-carolina-passes-the-countrys-wors...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Bill on medical billing transparency advances to governor," Winston-Salem Journal, July 25, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_5c7ec1a0-f570-11e2-a0c2-001...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Turning our back on our history," Rockingham News Advance, July 24, http://www.newsadvance.com/rockingham_now/opinion/community_viewpoint/ar...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Damnificados de incendio reciben ayuda," Que Pasa, July 24, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/raleigh/local/153058-damnifi...
(quotes Dan Rearick)

"Release the hounds - North Carolina GOP's amazing attack on voting rights," Huffington Post, July 24, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-weiler/release-the-hounds---nort_...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC Justice Center: Final budget continues to put North Carolina on a path to mediocrity," High Country Press, July 24, http://www.hcpress.com/politics/nc-justice-center-final-budget-continues...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NCGA's 'flattened' taxes aren't fair taxes," The Daily Tar Heel, July 24, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/07/ncgas-flattened-taxes-arent-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Facing the unemployment cliff," High Country Press, July 24, http://www.hcpress.com/news/nc-policy-watch-facing-the-unemployment-clif...
(Sarah Ovaska column)

"NC Tax Plan: Signed, sealed... delivers big gains for upper class," Public News Service, July 24, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/33566-1
(quotes Amber Moodie-Dyer)

"Why Republicans fail at job creation," The Independent Weekly, July 24, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/why-republicans-fail-at-job-creation/Co...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina nears a budget," The State of Things (WUNC), July 23, http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-nears-budget
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

"McCrory signs historic tax overhaul plan," Triangle Business Journal, July 23, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2013/07/23/mccrory-signs-histor...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"North Carolina on the cusp of passing worst voter suppression bill in the nation," Think Progress, July 23, http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/07/23/2340941/nc-voter-suppression...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"North Carolina Republicans push extreme voter suppression measures," The Nation, July 23, http://www.thenation.com/blog/175395/north-carolina-republicans-push-ext...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"GOP leaders agree on $20.6 billion NC budget, " Yahoo! News, July 22, http://news.yahoo.com/video/gop-leaders-agree-20-6-181509830.html
(Rob Schofield interview)

"North Carolina: A first look at the destruction of public education," Diane Ravitch's Blog, July 22, http://dianeravitch.net/2013/07/22/north-carolina-a-first-look-at-the-de...
(cites Lindsay Wagner)

"Who pays for N.C. reform? You," The Charlotte Post, July 22, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&catego...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Pitts: A look at North Carolina General Assembly's priorities," Fayetteville Observer, July 22, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/07/22/1270484?sac=fo.opinion
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC tax plan gets mixed reviews," Black Mountain News, July 22, http://www.blackmountainnews.com/article/20130723/NEWS/307230014/
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"Politicians, advocates react strongly to GOP budget plan," Raleigh News & Observer, July 22, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/28063
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"N.C. unemployment fight being watched across the U.S.," USA Today, July 21, http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/21/north-carolina-unem... (also at the Jackson Clarion Ledger: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20130721/NEWS03/130721005/N-C-unemp...)
(quotes Harry Payne)

"GOP leaders agree on $20.6 billion NC budget," Beaumont Enterprise, July 21, http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/GOP-leaders-agree-on-20-6... (also at ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9180408, News OK: http://newsok.com/gop-leaders-agree-on-20.6-billion-nc-budget/article/fe..., Stamford Advocate: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/GOP-leaders-agree-on-20-6-b..., Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130721/APN/1307210810, Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/gop-leaders-agree-206-billion-nc-budg..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/gop-leaders-agree-on-20-6-billion-nc-budget/12686622/, San Antonio Express-News: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/GOP-leaders-agree-on-20-6-billi..., Fox Wilmington: http://www.wsfx.com/story/22898948/gop-leaders-agree-on-206-billion-nc-b..., Westport News: http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/GOP-leaders-agree-on-20-6-bill..., Worcester Telegram & Gazette: http://www.telegram.com/article/20130722/APN/307229965/0, Davidson Dispatch: http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20130721/APN/1307210810, Seattle Post-Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/GOP-leaders-agree-on-20-6-billion-..., WTOV-9: http://www.wtov9.com/news/ap/education/gop-leaders-agree-on-206-billion-..., Albany Times Union: http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/GOP-leaders-agree-on-20-6-billion..., San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/GOP-leaders-agree-on-20-6-billio..., Austin Statesman: http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/education/gop-leaders-agree-on-206-billio..., Daily Journal: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/ccf701e7624d4ec1a5f90a4699c20670/..., The Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/ap/staten/gop-leaders-agree-206-billion-nc-b..., WCCB Charlotte: http://www.wccbcharlotte.com/news/education/216419631.html, Gaston Gazette: http://www.gastongazette.com/spotlight/gop-leaders-agree-on-20-6-billion..., WWAY-ABC: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/07/22/gop-leaders-agree-206-billion-nc-budget)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"House, Senate reach agreement on two-year state budget," WRAL, July 21, http://www.wral.com/house-senate-reach-agreement-on-balanced-state-budge...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Employees of Renegade facing tough job market, reduced jobless benefits," Winston-Salem Journal, July 20, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_e1a5da48-f19d-11e2-be07-001...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Chris Fitzsimon on the myths versus the reality of the tax plan," Winston-Salem Journal, July 20, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_a934c2d2-f094-11e2-... (also  at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/kristoff/fitzsimon-tax-plan-myths-reali...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC weighs abortion ban for some insurance policies," Raleigh News & Observer, July 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/20/3043598/nc-weighs-abortion-ban-fo... (also at San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-weighs-abortion-ban-for-some-insur..., Kansas City Star: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/20/4356496/nc-weighs-abortion-ban-for-..., ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9179625, Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/20/3510934/nc-weighs-abortion-ban-for..., Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/20/5582027/nc-weighs-abortion-ban-for-some..., The Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/view/full_story/23176956/article-NC-weighs-ban..., Hampton Roads Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/07/nc-weighs-abortion-ban-some-insurance-po..., Action News Jax: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/national/story/NC-weighs-abortion-ban-...)
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Alexandra Sirota: Tax plan regressive," Raleigh News & Observer, July 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/19/3041971/alexandra-sirota-tax-plan...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"N.C. jobless rate unchanged at 8.8 percent in June," Winston-Salem Journal, July 19, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_f5253b14-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Sales tax holiday on the chopping block," WUNC, July 19, http://wunc.org/post/sales-tax-holiday-chopping-block
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"North Carolina's 'tax reform': Bad policy that has no place in New Jersey," The Huffington Post, July 19, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gordon-macinnes/north-carolina-taxes_b_362...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"As General Assembly protests grow, so do frustrations," WRAL, July 19, http://www.wral.com/as-general-assembly-protests-grow-so-do-list-of-frus...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Moral Monday critics blinded by their own propaganda," The Durham News, July 19, http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2013/07/19/3038264/moral-monday-critics-bli...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Tax changes erode our competitive advantage," Rockingham News Advance, July 19, http://www.newsadvance.com/rockingham_now/opinion/community_viewpoint/ar...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"The mean team piles on jobless Americans," Illinois Times, July 18, http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-12628-the-mean-team-pil...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Tax reform agreement reached," Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, July 18, www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2013/07/18/tax-reaform-agreement-reached/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC tax bill closes some loopholes, preserves others," Raleigh News & Observer, July 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/18/3039363/nc-tax-bill-closes-some-l... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/18/4173941/nc-tax-bill-closes-s...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

Together NC press conference coverage, WPTF interview with Scott Briggaman, July 18, no link available
(Amber Moodie-Dyer interview)

"The promise-breaking ideological giveaway to the wealthy," Jefferson Post, July 18, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/2318566/The-promise-breaking-i...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC Justice Center's Budget & Tax Center Director, Together NC denounce tax plan passed," High Country Press, July 17, http://www.hcpress.com/business/nc-justice-center-budget-tax-center-dire...
(cites Budget & Tax Center, Together NC)

"The myths versus the reality of the tax plan," Democratic Underground, July 17, http://www.democraticunderground.com/10692984
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Who's happy, mad and meh on N.C. tax overhaul?" WFAE (Charlotte NPR affiliate), July 17, http://www.wfae.org/post/whos-happy-mad-and-meh-nc-tax-overhaul
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"The GOP sacrifices N.C. citizens - for what?" Independent Weekly, July 17, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-gop-sacrifices-nc-citizensfor-what/...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina pretty much just selling poor people for dog food now," Wonkette, July 17, wonkette.com/522934/north-carolina-pretty-much-just-selling-poor-people-for-dog-food-now#more-522934
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Tax bill moves forward in Raleigh," Greensboro News & Record, July 17, http://www.news-record.com/news/article_26c61aa8-eef5-11e2-896e-001a4bcf...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Protesters rally against tax reform package Tuesday night," WSOC-TV, July 16, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/protestors-rally-against-tax-refor...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC legislature tentatively OKs tax overhaul deal," Idaho Statesman, July 16, http://www.idahostatesman.com/2013/07/16/2656178/tax-compromise-reached-... (also at Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/16/3502257/tax-compromise-reached-nc-..., Hampton Roads Pilot: http://hamptonroads.com/2013/07/nc-legislature-tentatively-oks-tax-overh..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_6ff0c1f8-ee80-11e2-b..., The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/aae3b3d96f454d75ac610f65c7c5f105/N...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Elizabeth Malm, Tax Foundation and Allan Freyer, Budget & Tax Center," Viewpoints with Lockwood Phillips, July 16, http://www.wtkf107.com/Audio/viewpoints/20130716viewpointsh1.mp3
(Allan Freyer interview)

"NC lawmakers ram through plan that would increase taxes on poor people," Think Progress, July 16, http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/07/16/2308621/north-carolina-lawma...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Time will tell if tax reform brings prosperity or pain," Wilmington Star-News, July 16, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130716/ARTICLES/130719711?Title=...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Tax reform fires up both sides," ABC-11, July 16, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9174458
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC Justice Center questions development privatization efforts," Charlotte Business Journal, July 16, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/outside_the_loop/2013/07/nc-ju...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Governor, legislative leaders reach tax deal," North Carolina News Network, July 16, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/8648-governor-legislative-leaders-reach-ta...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"New state law on unemployment benefits doesn't comply with federal law," Winston-Salem Journal, July 16, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_b066daaa-edbe-11e2-9... (also at CPA Practice Advisor: http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/news/10991240/north-carolina-unemploym...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Dome: McCrory appoints heavy hitters to NC Economic Development Board," Raleigh News & Observer, July 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/15/3031958/dome-mccrory-appoints-hea...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory, legislative leaders announce a tax cut deal," ABC-11, July 15, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9173129
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"'Pay-To-Play' System for N.C. business incentives," WFAE, July 15, http://www.wfae.org/post/pay-play-system-nc-business-incentives
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Income, corporate taxes lower under N.C. budget deal; nonprofit refund cap removed," Winston-Salem Journal, July 15, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_bae3d578-ed96-11e2-b...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Indocumentados: licencias son un gasto adicional," El Tiempo Latino, July 15, http://eltiempolatino.com/news/2013/jul/15/licencias-restrictivas-para-i...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"If NC tax deal is reached, will it be true reform?" WRAL, July 14, http://www.wral.com/if-nc-tax-deal-is-reached-will-it-be-true-reform-/12... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/14/4164579/if-nc-tax-deal-is-re...,
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"There's still time to save the EITC," Charlotte Observer, July 14, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/14/4161864/theres-still-time-to...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Licencias restrictivas para indocumentados supondran un gasto adicional," Miami Diario, July 13, http://www.miamidiario.com/locales/locales/inmigrantes-eeuu/licencias-re...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Redistricting: It's not about the voters," Raleigh News & Observer, July 13, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x533455784/Redistricting-It-s-not-about... (also at Durham Herald-Sun: http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/guestcolumnists/x533455784/Redistrictin...)
(Sharon McCloskey column)

"NC legislators to tweak unemployment law to follow federal rules," Raleigh News & Observer, July 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/13/3027823/nc-legislators-to-tweak-u...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Governor's words in Wilson spark statewide controversy," The Wilson Times, July 13, http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/071213-Governor-s-statemen...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"McCrory's puzzling claims," The Mountaineer, July 12, http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/mccrorys-puzzling-claims/1029942
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Centro de Justicia: HB 786 generara mas gastos y detenidos en NC," Que Pasa, July 12, http://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/hb-786/149987-centro-de-just...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina's politics need mercy," The American Conservative, July 12, http://www.theamericanconservative.com/north-carolinas-politics-need-mer...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"McCrory's telling moment," Winston-Salem Journal, July 12, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_2386de16-eb14-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Three in 10 out of work in Wilson County?" The Wilson Times, July 11, http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/22979308---Three-in-10-out...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"McCrory threatens abortion bill veto," The Wilson Times, July 11, http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/22919403---GOV--THREATENS-... (also at MENAFN: http://www.menafn.com/5503f4ab-c231-40f1-bb78-eb0b43145974/McCrory-threa...)
(quotes Rob Schofield, Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"McCrory's semantic gymnastics around his promises," Jefferson Post, July 10, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/23091282/article-McCrory-s-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Editorial: Ruling won't solve problem," Salisbury Post, July 10, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130710/SP05/130719999/1012
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"North Carolina rips more holes in its safety net," Truthout, July 10, http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/17488-north-carolina-rips-more-holes-i... (also at Daily Globe: http://www.dglobe.com/event/article/id/65726/group/Opinion/, Boulder Weekly: http://www.boulderweekly.com/article-11379-north-carolina%C3%A2eurotrade..., Hays Daily News: http://hdnews.net/opinion/Hightower071613)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. employee union tries talking to GOP, opposes Moral Mondays," Independent Weekly, July 10, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/nc-employee-union-tries-talking-to-gop-...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"NC lawmaker: 'Medicaid expansion has absolutely nothing to do with women's health'," The Raw Story, July 9, http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/09/nc-lawmaker-medicaid-expansion-has...
(cites Adam Searing)

"ACLU to challenge Amendment One same-sex marriage ban," Creative Loafing (Charlotte), July 9, http://clclt.com/theclog/archives/2013/07/09/aclu-to-challenge-amendment...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Revised NC bill still may deter welfare recipients," Raleigh News & Observer, July 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/08/3017735/proposed-policies-could-d...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Lobbyists lavish North Carolina's far right politicians with beer, expensive parties," The Nation, July 8, http://www.thenation.com/blog/175146/lobbyists-lavish-north-carolinas-fa...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Impasse - Tax plan hurts North Carolina's poorest workers," Fayetteville Observer, July 8, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/07/08/1267899
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Public education to pay," Greenville Daily Reflector, July 7, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/other-voices/alexandra-sirota-public-ed...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Group: 'Real cost' of living for families is much higher than minimum-wage workers earn," Winston-Salem Journal, July 7, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_d66d93ee-e6a0-11e2-9400-001...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Chris Fitzsimon on 'Immoral Monday,'" Winston-Salem Journal, July 6, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_2418298c-e58f-11e2-... (also at Greenville Daily-Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-immoral-monday-2100353)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Voter ID bill gains strength after court ruling on Voting Rights Act," The Daily Tar Heel, July 5, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/07/voter-id-bill-gains-strength...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Immoral Monday," Jefferson Post, July 4, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/23045988/article-Immoral-Mo...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Jeff Shaw: Be a patriot, pay taxes," Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, July 3, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2013/07/jeff-shaw-be-patriot-pay-taxes.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Report: Military families 'independence' depends on state tax plans," Public News Service, July 3, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/33301-1
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"NC liberal group says paying taxes is patriotic," Enquirer Herald, July 3, http://www.enquirerherald.com/2013/07/03/2563198/nc-liberal-group-says-p... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/03/3007272/nc-liberal-group-says-pay..., WWAY: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/07/03/nc-liberal-group-says-paying-taxes-pat..., WBTV: http://www.wbtv.com/story/22749887/nc-liberal-group-says-paying-taxes-is..., Davidson Dispatch: http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20130703/APN/1307030600, Wilmington Star-News: http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130703/APN/1307030600, Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130703/APN/1307030600, Daily Comet: http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20130703/APN/1307030600, WXII-12 (NBC): http://www.nbcnews.com/id/52383373/#.UdRIkJyDkfQ, Gasden Times: http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20130703/APN/1307030600, New Bern Sun News: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/07/03/3568506/nc-liberal-group-say...)
(cites Together NC)

"North Carolina Senate approves Republican tax overhaul," Fayetteville Observer, July 3, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/07/03/1267435?sac=fo.local (also at ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=9159254, KREM: http://www.krem.com/news/consumer/211468401.html)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Understanding the delay in the Obamacare mandate," Triad Business Journal, July 3, http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/2013/07/understanding-the-delay-in...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"N.C. Senators sneaked in a late-night anti-abortion bill - and woke up to a throng of protestors," In These Times, July 3, http://inthesetimes.com/uprising/entry/15248/n.c._senators_sneaked_in_a_...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"County unemployment rate rises slightly," Lincoln Times-News, July 2, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/?p=63301
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Job service offices face cuts," High Point Enterprise, July 2, http://www.hpe.com/news/business/x177807587/Job-service-offices-face-cuts
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Area's unemployment rate drops to 9.2 percent," Wilmington Star-News, July 2, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130702/ARTICLES/130709938/1005/s...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Triad unemployment rate increases to 9.1 percent," Fox 8, July 2, http://myfox8.com/2013/07/02/triad-unemployment-rate-increases-to-9-1-pe... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_24993ce8-e32d-11e2-b925-001...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Job market reverses in May," High Point Enterprise, July 2, http://www.hpe.com/news/business/x177807464/Job-market-reverses-in-May
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC Senate gives tentative approval to new tax plan," Raleigh News & Observer, July 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/02/3006405/nc-senate-gives-tentative... (also at Businessweek: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-07-03/nc-senate-gives-tentative-appr..., ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9159254, Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/video/nc-senate-gives-tentative-approval-221922218..., Fort Mill Times: http://www.fortmilltimes.com/2013/07/02/2799063/nc-senate-gives-tentativ...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"North Carolina first state to eliminate federal unemployment benefits," The State of Things (WUNC), June 2, http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-first-state-eliminate-federal-unempl...
(Bill Rowe interview)

"More arrested at Monday rally; first protesters reach court," Charlotte Observer, July 1, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/01/4142281/more-arrested-as-1st... (also at News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/07/02/3004319/more-arrested-as-1st-nabb...)
(cites Harry Payne)

"McCrory's maddening and mechanical talking points," Winston-Salem Journal, July 1, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_13af5a6e-e00a-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Bad economics for N.C.," Charlotte Observer, July 1, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/07/01/4141747/bad-economics-for-nc...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"North Carolina's Deep Cut to Jobless Benefits Takes Effect Amid Protests," New York Times, July 1, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/02/us/north-carolinas-deep-cut-to-jobless...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"NC's top 5 percent tell lawmakers: Keep the tax cut for more pressing needs, we're doing just fine," High Country Press, July 1, http://www.hcpress.com/news/ncs-top-5-percent-tell-lawmakers-keep-the-ta...

Also see clips from June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013, December 2012, November 2012, October 2012, September 2012, August 2012, July 2012, June 2012, May 2012, April 2012, March 2012, February 2012, January 2012, December 2011, November 2011, October 2011, September 2011, August 2011, July 2011, June 2011, May 2011, April 2011March 2011, February 2011, January 2011, December 2010November 2010October 2010September 2010August 2010, July 2010June 2010May 2010, April 2010, March 2010February 2010January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, October 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, and  March 2009.
(cites Budget & Tax Center)