In the News: June 2013

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"North Carolina will become first state to forfeit federal long-term unemployment benefits," Charlotte Observer, June 30, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/30/4137390/north-carolina-will-...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Change in benefits becomes reality for the unemployed," Winston-Salem Journal, June 30, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_de7fafb8-e137-11e2-a...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Our View: Lawmakers should back fiscal policy favoring region," The Daily Advance, June 29, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/our-views/our-view-lawmakers-should-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

 
"Audit shows one Raleigh address received 2,408 tax refunds in 2011," Raleigh News & Observer, June 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/28/2996717/audit-shows-one-raleigh-a...
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"Thousands in North Carolina brace for 'unemployment cliff,'" WUNC, June 28, http://wunc.org/post/thousands-north-carolina-brace-unemployment-cliff
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"NC shoving our friends and neighbors off the financial cliff," Raleigh News & Observer, June 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/28/2996646/nc-shoving-our-friends-an...
(Sabine Schoenbach op-ed)

"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)

"Access to power sale is this weekend," Jefferson Post, June 27, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22990948/article-Access-to-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Unemployment payments end July 1," Roanoke News-Herald, June 27, http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2013/06/27/unemployment-payments...
(cites NC Justice Center)

 
"Prosecutors want to end prisoner weekend release program," Charlotte Observer, June 27, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/27/4133867/prosecutors-want-end... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/27/2994215/prosecutors-want-end-to-p...)
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Durham residents prepare for end of extended benefits," Durham Herald-Sun, June 26, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/localnews/x1065839096/Durham-residents-pre...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

 
"N.C. set to lose jobless benefits," Lumina News, June 26, http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=12215&iid=384&sud=30
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Constitutional concerns sink charter school board," Carolina Journal, June 26, http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=10276
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"450 lose benefits on Sunday," Wilkes Journal-Patriot, June 26, http://www.journalpatriot.com/news/article_639fcf2c-de8e-11e2-be74-0019b...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Morning Memo: From voting rights to marriage, N.C. eyes turn to SCOTUS," Raleigh News & Observer, June 26, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27863
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"'Unemployment cliff' starts July 1, 500 of 70,000 long-term jobless in NC reside in High Country," High Country Press, June 26, http://www.hcpress.com/news/unemployment-cliff-starts-july-1-500-of-7000...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Teaching Fellows divides state legislature," The Daily Tar Heel, June 25, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/06/teaching-fellows-divides-leg...
(cites Matt Ellinwood)

"NC Unemployment Ends for Thousands July 1," Public News Service, June 25, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/33123-1 (also at the Voter Update: http://www.thevoterupdate.com/articles/2013/6_25_13_unemployment.php)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Mooneyham: Tax-cut bill eventually comes due," Salisbury Post, June 25, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130625/SP05/130629835/1012
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Dome: Groups plead to save extended unemployment benefits," Raleigh News & Observer, June 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/25/2989312/dome-groups-plead-to-save...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Controversial semi-autonomous charter board dropped," Raleigh News & Observer, June 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/25/2989405/controversial-semi-autono... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/25/4129194/controversial-semi-a...)
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"NC House panel rejects proposed charter school oversight panel for another advisory group," The Daily Journal, June 25, http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/02ec44aa521c48fdbe10d828cd0eefa6/... (also at the Enquirer Herald: http://www.enquirerherald.com/2013/06/25/2550016/nc-charter-oversight-bo..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/nc-charter-oversight-board-pulled-by-house-panel/125..., San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-charter-oversight-board-pulled-by-..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/article_5bbc3dc9-9f6b-..., Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/25/2988570/nc-charter-oversight-boar...)
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Last in decency," Elkin Tribune, June 24, http://www.elkintribune.com/view/full_story/22964592/article-Last-in-dec...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Today @NCCCapitol: Mega landfills, a controversial Durham project and another Moral Monday on tap," WRAL, June 24, http://www.wral.com/today-nccapitol-june-24-mega-landfills-a-controversi...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Work sharing proposal offers employers alternative to job cuts, but gains little traction in legislature," Winston-Salem Journal, June 23, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_5f50e69c-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Chaos in tax debate should prompt a delay," Winston-Salem Journal, June 22, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_5ff6e02e-da81-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Justice Center reps discuss Affordable Care Act," New Bern Sun Journal, June 22, http://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/justice-center-reps-discuss-affordab...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Tax reform remains up in the air," WRAL, June 21, http://www.wral.com/tax-reform-remains-up-in-the-air-/12577790/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Extended jobless benefits about to expire," High Point Enterprise, June 21, http://www.hpe.com/news/business/x1568237970/Extended-jobless-benefits-a...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Morning Memo: Civitas protester database draws complaints," Raleigh News & Observer, June 21, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/morning_memo_civitas_pro...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

"N.C. tax reform dreams shrivel," Greensboro News & Record, June 20, http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_afde688c-da22-11e2-b4...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

 
"Saturday meeting details Affordable Health Care Act, Medicaid," New Bern Sun Journal, June 20, http://www.newbernsj.com/news/local/saturday-meeting-details-affordable-...
(cites Nicole Dozier)

Harry Payne clip

"This bill has ulterior motives," Wilmington Star-News, June 20, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130620/ARTICLES/130629998/1005/s...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"Chaos in tax debate should prompt delay," Jefferson Post, June 20, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22936952/article-Chaos-in-t...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Social Security tax bill could be political minefield for NC Republicans," Raleigh News & Observer, June 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/19/2976611/bill-that-would-tax-socia...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"School voucher program could face legal challenge," Independent Weekly, June 19, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/school-voucher-program-could-face-legal...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Jeff Shaw on NC Senate tax reform bill," Bill LuMaye Show, June 19, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2013/06/jeff-shaw-on-nc-senate-tax-reform...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"North Carolina should chart its own course on taxes and spending," Raleigh News & Observer, June 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/19/2976024/north-carolina-should-cha...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"NC set to reject Medicaid expansion, but financial questions linger," The Daily Tar Heel, June 19, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/06/questions-persist-on-medicaid
(cites NC Justice Center)

"An agreeable court," Greensboro News & Record, June 19, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/clark_off_the_record/article_d7c2ec38-d...
(cites Sharon McCloskey)

"House budget shortchanges crucial investments, charts wrong path for NC, harms economic health," High Country Press, June 19, http://www.hcpress.com/news/house-budget-shortchanges-crucial-investment...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Monday numbers from NC Policy Watch," Blue NC, June 17, http://bluenc.com/monday-numbers-nc-policy-watch-0
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC Justice Center report touts benefits of work-sharing programs," Raleigh News & Observer, June 17, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/nc_justice_center_report...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Dome: Perdue to launch education consulting business," Raleigh News & Observer, June 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/17/2971132/dome-perdue-to-launch-edu...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"New tax plan likely to spur property and sales tax hikes," Elkin Tribune, June 17, http://www.elkintribune.com/view/full_story/22908598/article-New-tax-pla...
(Allan Freyer op-ed)

"The big lie about Medicaid," Jefferson Post, June 16, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22908592/article-The-big-li...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Chris Fitzsimon on 10 things we've learned on Jones Street in 10 days," Winston-Salem Journal, June 14, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_ee2a41e6-d50a-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Vouchers making strange bedfellows," Winston Salem Chronicle, June 13, http://www.wschronicle.com/tag/nc-justice-center/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Statement from BTC Director Alexandra Forter Sirota on the Senate tax plan," Gaston Country Democratic Party, June 13, http://www.gastondemocrats.org/statement-from-budget-tax-center-director...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Live blog of debate on new NC Senate tax reform proposal," The Tax Foundation, June 13, http://taxfoundation.org/blog/live-blog-debate-new-north-carolina-senate...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"'Compromise' Tax Plan Bad for North Carolina," North Carolina Democratic Party, June 12, http://www.ncdp.org/press/%E2%80%9Ccompromise%E2%80%9D-tax-plan-bad-nort...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

 
"Affordable Care Act small business terms," Lumina News, June 12, http://www.luminanews.com/article.asp?aid=12140&iid=382&sud=30
(quotes Adam Linker)

"House budget another side of a bad coin," Jefferson Post, June 12, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22882180/article-House-budg...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC Daybook," WAVY, June 12, http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/north_carolina/ap_north_carolina/NCDaybook_...
(cites Together NC)

"Today @NCCapitol (June 12): Budget and tax bills on the move," WRAL, June 12, http://www.wral.com/today-nccapitol-june-12-budget-and-tax-bills-on-the-...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC Senate takes up 'compromise' tax reform plan," Raleigh News & Observer, June 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/11/2955994/nc-senate-pitches-comprom... (also at Daily Journal: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/8de0785902424c62a408a0d21a9fd553/..., Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/06/12/1262829?sac=fo.local, Sanford Herald: http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/x1463427538/NC-Senate-pitches-compromi..., Go Erie: http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130611/APN/1306110964)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Senate's new tax plan avoids expanding tax on services," Raleigh News & Observer, June 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/11/2956744/senates-new-tax-plan-avoi...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Ideological attacks on safety net are an affront to common decency," Elkin Tribune, June 11, http://www.elkintribune.com/view/full_story/22858106/article-Ideological...
(Rob Schofield column)

"NC House gives its final OK to tax overhaul," Seattle Post-Intelligencer, June 10, http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/NC-House-gives-its-final-OK-to-tax... (also at San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-House-gives-its-final-tax-overhaul..., Salisbury Post: http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130611/SP01/130619943/1023/nc-hou..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/nc-house-gives-its-final-tax-overhaul-ok/12537749/, Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/10/2952037/nc-house-expected-to-comp..., Myrtle Beach Sun News: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/06/10/3529588/nc-house-expected-to....
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Lawmakers continue to debate three tax reform plans," WUNC, June 10, http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-continue-debate-three-tax-reform-plans
(Cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

Durham Skywriter, June 2013, no link available
(cites NC Justice Center)

AARP Radio Show on Tax Reform, June 9, Alexandra Forter Sirota interview
(no link available)

"Jobless lose aid at end of month," Asheville Citizen-Times, June 9, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130610/NEWS/306100014/Jobless-los...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"Stark contrast between protest styles," Durham Herald-Sun, June 9, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x1463426898/Stark-contrast-between-prot...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"70,000 long-term unemployed in N.C. lose benefits July 1,"  Burlington Times-News, June 8, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/region-state/70-000-long-term-unemploye...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Chris Fitzsimon on the follies of getting 'back in the game'," Winston-Salem Journal, June 8, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_4a8ac468-cf90-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"N.C. immigration bill sparks debate," Myrtle Beach Sun News, June 8, http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2013/06/08/3527970/nc-immigration-bill-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Making it easier: The N.C. and Tax Center," Greensboro News & Record, June 7, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/north_state_politics/article_4eeff49c-c...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"House gives tentative approval to tax reform bill," WRAL, June 7, http://www.wral.com/house-gives-tentative-approval-to-tax-reform-bill/12...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC House tax overhaul plan gets tentative OK," Yahoo! News, June 7, http://news.yahoo.com/nc-house-tax-overhaul-plan-193254468.html (also at San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-House-tax-overhaul-plan-gets-tenta..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/article_78619e9a-4761-..., Houston News: http://houston.icito.com/nc-house-tax-overhaul-plan-gets-tentative-ok/, Davidson Dispatch: http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20130610/APN/1306100594?p=2&tc=pg)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Impact of proposed NC tax bill outlined," Raleigh News & Observer, June 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/06/2944494/impact-of-proposed-tax-bi... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/06/4090764/impact-of-proposed-t..., http://hamptonroads.com/2013/06/retooled-nc-tax-package-okd-house-budget..., Greenwich Time: http://www.greenwichtime.com/business/article/NC-House-tax-overhaul-plan...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"North Carolina's Tug-of-War," The American Prospect, June 6, http://prospect.org/article/north-carolinas-tug-war
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Tar Heel View: On the antiquated tax code," Richmond County Daily Journal, June 6, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/22805448/article-Tar-Hee...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"This week in disappointment: taxes, schools and executions," Independent Weekly, June 5, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/this-week-in-disappointment-taxes-schoo...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Stephen LaRoque: Wow," Greensboro News & Record, June 5, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/north_state_politics/article_41c3a666-c...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

"Best of the Triangle 2013: Introduction," Independent Weekly, June 5, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/best-of-the-triangle-2013-introduction/...
(cites Together NC)

"Flawed study seeks to justify discrimination against U.S. workers," Facing South (ISS Blog), June 4, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/06/voices-flawed-study-seeks-to-just...
(NC Policy Watch column)

"Groups Tackles Intractable North Carolina Poverty Problem," WUNC, June 4, http://wunc.org/post/groups-tackles-intractable-north-carolina-poverty-p...
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

"La Voz de las Carolinas," Radio La Latina, June 4, no link available
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

"NC House tentatively approves loan rate increases," Danbury News Times, June 4, http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/NC-House-tentatively-approves-... (also at CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100791748, Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/nc-house-tentatively-approves-loan-133943792.html, Gainesville Sun: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20130604/APN/1306040884?p=2&tc=pg, Daytona Beach News-Journal: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20130604/APN/1306040884, The Ledger: http://www.theledger.com/article/20130604/APN/1306040884,
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Fitzsimon: Unfair tax reform," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 3, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-unfair-tax-reform-2...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Advocates for NC poor send anti-tax plan mailers," WRAL, June 3, http://www.wral.com/advocates-for-nc-poor-send-anti-tax-plan-mailers/125... (also at the Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c724590c86ac4292861bc620f25f206c/N..., Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20130603/ARTICLES/130609964/1042/NEW...)
(cites NC Justice Center)
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"Ads target House tax reform plan," WRAL, June 3, http://www.wral.com/ads-target-house-tax-reform-plan-/12511142/
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Skip food, and other tax reform principles," Charlotte Observer, June 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/06/02/4078333/skip-food-and-other-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Reduction in unemployment benefits to take effect next month," Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_ed19c3a6-...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Benefits running out for 70,000 jobless," Jefferson Post,  June 1, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22776132/article-Benefits-r...
(Sarah Ovaska column)

"Taxes and fairness," Raleigh News & Observer, June 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/06/01/2932874/taxes-and-fairness.html (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/22805448/article-Tar-Hee...)
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Schools label kids gang members, but they're not," The Gaston Gazette, June 1, http://www.gastongazette.com/spotlight/schools-label-kids-gang-members-b...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"New Hampshire Court Should Strike Down Neo-Vouchers, AU Argues," Americans United, https://www.au.org/church-state/june-2013-church-state/people-events/new...
(cites Matt Ellinwood)

Also see clips from 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 2011, March 2011, February 2011, January 2011, December 2010November 2010, October 2010, September 2010, August 2010, July 2010, June 2010, May 2010, April 2010, March 2010February 2010January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, and March 2009.