In the News: June 2017

Also see clips from May 2017, April 2017, March 2017, February 2017, January 2017, December 2016, November 2016, October 2016, September 2016, August 2016, July 2016, June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016 and March 2009-December 2015.

"WUNCPolitics Podcast: The End Of the 2017 Legislative Session," WUNC, http://wunc.org/post/wuncpolitics-podcast-end-2017-legislative-session#s...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"NC GOP leaders are now mimicking Trump," Lincoln Times-News, June 30, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2017/06/30/nc-gop-leaders-now-mimicking-...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Don’t be misled by the headlines or the spin; the final budget is far worse than it looks," Jefferson Post, June 29, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8050/dont-be-misled-by-the-headline...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Blustery, vindictive session drawing to a close," Henderson Daily Dispatch, June 29, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-blustery-vindictive-s... (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/74313/vindictive-session..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-gloomy-..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170703/gloomy-vindictive-sessio..., Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/opinion/100446/budget-big-on-vindictiveness, The Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/Other-Views/2017/06/29/Gloomy-blustery-and-v...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Dozens protest GOP health care bill outside senator's office," WCTI, June 28, http://www.wcti12.com/news/politics/dozens-protest-gop-health-care-bill-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"GOP’s Delay on Health Care Coincides with Raleigh Die-In Outside Tillis’s Office," Indy Week, June 27, https://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/06/27/gops-delay-on-health-c...
(cites HAP)

"Poor, rural schools likely the big losers with lawmakers’ planned cuts," Jefferson Post, June 27, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/8024/poor-rural-schools-likely-the-...
(Kris Nordstrom column)

"Senate health bill would leave 22 million more uninsured, budget office says," PPP Focus, June 27, http://pppfocus.com/2017/06/27/senate-health-bill-would-leave-22-million...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Follies of inadequate, mean-spirited budget ," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, June 26, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170626/follies-of-inadequate-me...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC teachers voice concerns about GOP's budget and the quality of education in the Tar Heel state," Raleigh News & Observer, June 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina legislature looks to keep power by gerrymandering courts," ThinkProgress, June 26, https://thinkprogress.org/north-carolina-legislature-looks-to-keep-power...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"CBO: 22 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 under Senate health bill," ABC-11, June 26, http://abc11.com/health/critics-worry-about-what-senate-health-bill-mean...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Gov. Roy Cooper to veto state budget bill; override expected," Raleigh News & Observer, June 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(also at Durham Herald-Sun: http://www.heraldsun.com/latest-news/article158261784.html)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Burr backing Obamacare rewrite, Tillis undecided," Asheville Citizen-Times, June 26, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/politics/elections/2017/06/26/bu...
(cites HAP)

"Policies forged in secrecy need extra scrutiny," Greensboro News & Record, June 24, http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/around_town/susan-ladd-policies-forged-i...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Distressful details in budget," Robesonian, June 23, http://www.robesonian.com/opinion/100266/distressful-details-in-budget
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Raleigh activists push back against GOP healthcare plan," ABC-11, June 23, http://abc11.com/politics/raleigh-activists-push-back-against-gop-health...
(quotes Nicole Dozier)

"Health care ‘conversation’ scheduled for Monday in Marion," McDowell News, June 23, http://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/health-care-conversation-scheduled-for-... (also at Mountain Xpress: https://mountainx.com/blogwire/health-care-community-conversation-to-be-...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"General Assembly is doing less for more N. Carolinians," Winston-Salem Chronicle, June 22, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/06/letters-editor-general-assembly-polic...
(Alexandra Sirota LTE)

"Senate health care plan prompts questions, concerns," WRAL, June 22, http://www.wral.com/senate-health-care-plan-prompts-questions-concerns/1...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Across-the-board tax cuts in N.C. budget compromise," Triangle Business Journal, June 22, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/06/22/across-the-board-tax...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"Expert: GOP using voting law as ‘gerrymandering device’," Winston-Salem Chronicle, June 22, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/06/38624/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Here’s who’s coming between you and a Sunday morning mimosa – and why," Charlotte Observer, June 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article1574418...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"North Carolina lawmakers mull amendment weakening coal ash recycling," Utility Dive, June 21, http://www.utilitydive.com/news/north-carolina-lawmakers-mull-amendment-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Primer: The NCGA Has a Budget and Other Things You Need to Know Today," Indy Week, June 20, https://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/06/20/primer-the-ncga-has-a-...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"The only solution to gerrymandering," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 20, http://www.reflector.com/Editorials/2017/06/20/The-only-solution-to-gerr... (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/editorials/74039/tar-heel-view-i...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina fighting rogue internet pharmacies," Daily Record, June 20, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/community/2017/06/20/north-carolin...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC to offer debit cards for disabled students’ tuition. Fraud was found in Arizona’s program ," Raleigh News & Observer, June 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article157249834.html
(quotes Kris Nordstrom)

"GOP pulling out stops to maintain majority," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, June 19, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170619/gop-pulling-out-stops-to... (also at the Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/opinion/100003/gop-clinging-to-power, Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-gop-tries-to-maintain-its-uncon..., Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7958/gop-pulling-out-all-the-stops-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"This Week in NC Politics: Redistricting, 'Brunch Bill,' And Slow Drivers," WUNC, June 16, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-redistricting-brunch-bill-and-slow...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"U.S. cuts could hurt N.C. for next decade, study says," Winston-Salem Chronicle, June 15, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/06/u-s-cuts-hurt-n-c-next-decade-study-s...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"GOP leaders desperate to distract attention from their racially gerrymandered districts," Jefferson Post, June 15, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7914/gop-leaders-desperate-to-distr...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Does the Durham County Sheriff's Office Participate in ICE’s Secure Communities Program? It Says No. The Facts Say … Probably," Indy Week, June 15, https://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/06/15/does-the-durham-county...
(quotes Raul Pinto)

"GOP clinging to power," The Robesonian, June 15, http://www.robesonian.com/opinion/100003/gop-clinging-to-power
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Our Opinion: Independent panel the only solution to gerrymandering," Wilson Times, June 14, http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/independent-panel-the-only-solution-t...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"How tax cuts in North Carolina undercut the middle class," Jefferson Post, June 14, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7891/how-tax-cuts-in-north-carolina...
(Alexandra Sirota column)

"Reconciling spiteful, anemic budget plan," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, June 11, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170612/reconciling-spiteful-ane... (also at Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/reconciling-spiteful-senate-bud..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/73857/state-budgets-sena...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC follows Kansas’ regretted path with excessive tax cuts," Raleigh News & Observer, June 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article155509439.html
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"Column: GOP leaders distract attention from racially gerrymandered districts," Hickory Daily Record, June 10, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-gop-leaders-distract-attention-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Parents could pay more for their kids to take driver’s education," Raleigh News & Observer, June 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article155379114.html
(quotes Kris Nordstrom)

"Tax cut addiction leaves NC’s civic core crumbling," Lincoln Times-News, June 9, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2017/06/09/tax-cut-addiction-leaves-ncs-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"This Week in NC Politics: A Gun Bill, An Energy Bill And A Remapping Session," WUNC, June 9, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-gun-bill-energy-bill-and-remapping... (also at WVIK: http://wvik.org/post/week-nc-politics-gun-bill-energy-bill-and-remapping...)
(Chris Fitzsimon interview)

"Leaders brace for severe cuts to poverty programs," Winston-Salem Chronicle, June 9, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/06/leaders-brace-severe-cuts-poverty-pro...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"State House budget misses opportunities," Anson Record, June 9, http://www.ansonrecord.com/opinion/columns/5113/state-house-budget-misse...
(cites Alexandra Sirota)

"State Superintendent may be violating law by ignoring public records request," Jefferson Post, June 8, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7863/state-superintendent-may-be-vi...
(Billy Ball column)

"Jobless rate rises in area," Rocky Mount Telegram, June 8, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2017/06/08/Jobless-rate-rises-in-...
(quotes Will Munn)

"Eastern, rural NC counties miss out on state's employment recovery," Charlotte Post, June 7, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2017/06/07/local-state/eastern-rura...
(quotes Will Munn)

"New data show lagging economies in areas in the East," WNCT, June 7, http://wnct.com/2017/06/07/new-data-shows-lagging-economies-in-areas-in-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"State Superintendent of Public Instruction May Be Violating the Law by Ignoring Records Requests," Indy Week, June 6, https://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/06/06/nc-policy-watch-state-...
(cites Billy Ball)

"Private investment leads industrial development," Wilson Times, June 6, http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/private-investment-leads-industrial-d...
(quotes William Munn)

"The conservative assault on freedom and liberty," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, June 5, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170605/conservative-assault-on-...
(Rob Schofield column)

"An offensive, belligerent and vindictive display in the halls of government," Laurinburg Exchange, June 5, http://laurinburgexchange.com/opinion/10915/an-offensive-belligerent-and...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Marion's mayor joins others in objection to U.S. leaving Paris climate change accord," McDowell News, June 5, http://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/marion-s-mayor-joins-others-in-objectio...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC Spin: Chris Fitzsimon," WRAL, June 4, http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/video/16741762/
(Chris Fitzsimon interview)

"NC Policy Watch's numbers to watch," Hickory Daily Record, June 3, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-nc-policy-watch-s-numbers-to-wa...
(Chris Fitzismon article)

"This Week in NC Politics: A Conversation about the House Budget," WUNC, June 2, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-conversation-about-house-budget
(Rob Schofield interview)

Also see clips from May 2017, April 2017, March 2017, February 2017, January 2017, December 2016, November 2016, October 2016, September 2016, August 2016, July 2016, June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016, and March 2009-December 2015.