In the News: June 2012

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"Judge: Virtual charter school cannot open," ABC-11, June 29, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8719060
(quotes Christine Bischoff)
 
"Virtually dead: Judge rejects company's bid for online NC charter school," Independent Weekly, June 29, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2012/06/29/virtually-dead-judge-rejects-companys-bid-for-online-nc-charter-school
(cites Sarah Ovaska)
 
"NC State Lawmakers Reject Obamacare and SCOTUS Ruling," Politic365, June 29, http://politic365.com/2012/06/29/nc-state-lawmakers-reject-obamacare-and-supreme-court-ruling/
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Experts react to Supreme Court ruling," Raleigh News & Observer, June 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/28/2168203/experts-react-to-supreme-court.html
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"NC lawmakers won't act on part of US health reform," Insurance News Net, June 28, http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=348142&type=newswires (also at Myrtle Beach Sun News: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/06/28/2912073/nc-lawmakers-wont-act-on-part.html, Hickory Daily Record: http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/news/2012/jun/28/2/nc-lawmakers-wont-act-part-us-health-reform-ar-2392874/, The Palm Beach Post: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/ap/legislative/nc-lawmakers-wont-act-on-part-of-us-health-reform/nPhL6/, Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/28/2165707/nc-lawmakers-wont-act-on-part.html, http://www.wral.com/news/political/story/11260098/,  NBC-17: http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/jun/28/nc-lawmakers-wont-act-part-us-health-reform-ar-2392863/, CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/48002923, San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-lawmakers-won-t-act-on-part-of-US-health-reform-3670351.php, ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=8718350, NECN: http://www.necn.com/06/28/12/NC-lawmakers-wont-act-on-part-of-US-heal/landing.html?&apID=f947865761f545c4a4e139d70736844a, Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/content/2012/06/27/article/court_ruling_on_health_care_reform, 10TV: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/apexchange/2012/06/28/nc--health-care-ruling-nc.html, Real Clear Politics: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2012/Jun/28/nc_lawmakers_won_t_act_on_part_of_us_health_reform.html, CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57463204/nc-lawmakers-wont-act-on-part-of-us-health-reform/)
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
Health care ruling, News 14, June 28, http://triangle.news14.com/content/politics/healthcare
(Adam Linker interview)
 
"State wants say in virtual charter," Charlotte Observer, June 26, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/06/26/3341828/judge-weighs-second-chance-for.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Keep it Going: Affordable Care Act Helps," The Examiner, June 26, http://www.examiner.com/article/keep-it-going-affordable-care-act-helps
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Proposed collection rules aim to protect patients," Minneapolis Star-Tribune, June 26, http://www.startribune.com/business/160464445.html
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"Treasury seeks to improve patient debt collections," Fierce Health Finance, June 26, http://www.fiercehealthfinance.com/story/treasury-seeks-improve-patient-debt-collections-access-financial-aid/2012-06-26
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"NC still eyes tougher stance on illegal immigration," WRAL, June 25, http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/11247754/
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
"Illegal immigrants say they will continue fighting for rights" (Video), WRAL, June 25, http://www.wral.com/news/local/video/11248078/#/vid11248078
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)
 
"With U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona law, N.C. House panel set to work on immigration bill," Winston-Salem Journal, June 25, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/jun/25/with-us-supreme-court-ruling-on-arizona-law-nc-hou-ar-2384332/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Feds to hospitals: Stop abusive collection tactics," Raleigh News & Observer, June 24, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/24/2155286/feds-to-hospitals-stop-abusive.html (also at The Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/22/4582854/feds-to-hospitals-stop-abusive.html)
(quotes Adam Linker)
 
"When it comes to the state budget, less is not more," Winston-Salem Journal, June 24, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/jun/24/wsopin02-less-is-not-more-ar-2380807/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Why Working Americans Vote Against Their Own Interests," Southern Pines Pilot, June 24, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/jun/24/why-working-americans-vote-against-their-own/
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"GOP lacks courage," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 24, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-lacks-courage-1113849
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"N. Caroling eugenics victims vow to keep fighting for compensation," Sacramento Bee, June 22, http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/22/4582681/n-carolina-eugenics-victims-vow.html
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"New ad against Dalton draws criticism," ABC-11, June 22, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=8711227
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
(cites Together NC)
 
"Will NC lawmakers let fracking industry fund its own regulators?", Facing South blog, June 19, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/06/will-nc-lawmakers-let-fracking-industry-fund-its-own-regulators.html
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
(cites Together NC)
 
"House wants to merge tax credit into education reform package," WRAL, June 18, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/blogpost/11221730/
(quotes Chris Hill)
 
"NC House adds private tuition break to Senate bill," Charlotte Observer, June 18, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/06/18/3327152/nc-house-adds-private-tuition.html (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/18/2145832/nc-house-adds-private-tuition.html)
(quotes Chris Hill)
 
"Corporate tax credit rolled into literacy bill," Raleigh News & Observer, June 18, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/24928
(quotes Chris Hill)
 
"Critics make last-ditch bid to delay or derail Progress-Duke merger," News & Observer, June 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/18/2145288/critics-make-last-ditch-bid-to.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Chris Fitzsimon on the quiet Republican power grab," Winston-Salem Journal, June 16, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/jun/16/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-the-quiet-republic-ar-2361610/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Poultry workers will be compensated after lawsuit," WFJA Sandford, June 14, 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Senate budget plan would spend less on K-12 than House proposal, more on state universities," Charlotte Observer, June 12, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/06/12/3310099/senate-budget-plan-would-spend.html
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"NAACP criticizes funding plan for private schools," Raleigh News & Observer, June 11, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/naacp_criticizes_funding_plan_for_private_schools
(cites Chris Hill)
 
"GOP shoving N.C. right," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 11, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-shoving-nc-right-1099263
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"School vouchers help poor students," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 10, http://www.reflector.com/columns/op-ed-school-vouchers-help-poor-students-1098105
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Radicals and the RJA," Greensboro News & Record, June 8, http://www.news-record.com/blog/54431/entry/145468
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Special deals hurt state," Charlotte Business Journal, June 8, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2012/06/08/special-deals-hurt-state.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"NC governor offers sweepstakes machines tax option," Raleigh News & Observer, June 7, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/07/2120058/nc-governor-offers-sweepstakes.html (also at Myrtle Beach Sun News: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/06/07/2873684/nc-governor-offers-sweepstakes.html)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Perdue calls for sweepstakes tax for schools," WRAL, June 7, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/11181668/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"N.C. tax break that helps wealthy is wrong," Charlotte Observer, June 5, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/06/05/3294169/nc-tax-break-that-helps-wealthy.html
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Parents for educational freedom defends trip to Florida," Fayetteville Observer, June 5, http://blogs.fayobserver.com/peoplesbusiness/June-2012/Parents-for-Educational-Freedom-defends-trip-to-Fl
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
(quotes Harry Payne)
 
"New report highlights flaws of North Carolina's mega-incentives," Business Insider, June 4, http://www.businessinsider.com/new-report-highlights-flaws-of-north-carolina-mega-incentives-2012-6 (also at Angry Bear: http://www.angrybearblog.com/2012/06/new-report-highlights-flaws-of-north.html)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Together NC's Rob Thompson weighs in on the 'mediocre' House budget and the need for new revenue to be included," Liberal Roundup, June 3, http://www.liberalroundup.com/politics/nc-politics/122947-together-nc%E2%80%99s-rob-thompson-weighs-in-on-the-%E2%80%9Cmediocre%E2%80%9D-house-budget-and-the-need-for-new-revenue-to-be-included
(cites Together NC)
 
(Alexandra Forter Sirtoa op-ed)
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"My African studies experience," Raleigh News & Observer, June 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/06/02/2104848/my-african-studies-experience.html
(Adam Linker op-ed)
 
"The casino deal might be a bad bet," Greensboro News & Record, June 1, http://www.news-record.com/blog/54431/entry/145107
(cites NC Policy Watch)

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