In the News: March 2013

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"Voter ID not the only push to make voting more difficult," Winston-Salem Journal, March 31, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_91e41206-981d-11e2-... (also at Democratic Governors Association: http://democraticgovernors.org/chris-fitzsimon-voter-id-not-the-only-pus...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Republicans, voting reform," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 31, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-republicans-voting-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Corn could become scarce soon, N.C. employment remains flat," The Sanford Herald, March 31, http://www.sanfordherald.com/opinion/x145785723/EVERYBODYS-BUSINESS-Corn...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"In North Carolina, a conspicuous partisan power," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies), March 29, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/03/voices-in-north-carolina-a-conspi...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Immigrant licenses program kicks off," Shelby Star, March 29, http://www.shelbystar.com/news/local/immigrant-licenses-program-kicks-of...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"'A Disturbing Trend' in latest N.C. Unemployment Report," WFAE, March 29, http://www.wfae.org/post/disturbing-trend-latest-nc-unemployment-report
(quotes Allan Freyer)

 
"NC weighs separate oversight for charter schools," WNCN, March 29, http://www.wncn.com/story/21803551/nc-weighs-separate-oversight-for-char...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"NC jobless rate falls slightly to 9.4 percent," Charlotte Observer, March 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/28/3946462/nc-jobless-rate-fall... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/28/2785759/nc-jobless-rate-falls-sli...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Report: N.C.'s new jobs don't pay well," Triangle Business Journal, March 28, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2013/03/report-ncs-new-jobs-don...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Legislature out of control; time for Gov. McCrory to step up," Charlotte Observer, March 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/28/3946539/legislature-out-of-c... (also at Elkin Tribune: http://www.elkintribune.com/view/full_story/22096374/article-Time-for-Mc...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"State Republicans aim to reduce voter turnout - because more voters bad for GOP," Independent Weekly, March 28, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2013/03/28/fitzsimon-state-repu...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"NC faces a 'Sophie's Choice' on Medicaid expansion," Raleigh News & Observer, March 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/27/2783873/nc-faces-a-sophies-choice...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory's Medicaid plan doesn't fix what's broken," Independent Weekly, March 27, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/mccrorys-medicaid-plan-doesnt-fix-whats...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Study: 700,000 in N.C. would benefit from increase in minimum wage," Winston-Salem Journal, March 26, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_42b1565c-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

 
"Governor's budget and tax reform," WAUG, March 26, no link available
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)

"North Carolina bill would reduce income, sales and franchise taxes," State Tax Notes, March 26, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2013/03/duke-delves-into-money-...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)
 

"Governor's budget unveiled," The Whiteville News Reporter, March 25, http://www.whiteville.com/news/governor-s-budget-unveiled/article_020cae...
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Advocacy groups line up on opposite sides for tax reform," News 14, March 25, http://sandhills.news14.com/content/news/692178/advocacy-groups-line-up-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Duke delves into money, politics," Triangle Business Journal, March 25, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2013/03/duke-delves-into-money-...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

Governor's budget, News 14, March 25, no link available
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)

"Governor McCrory's budget," NBC-17, March 24, no link available
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)

"McCrory proposes cuts to nonprofits," Winston-Salem Journal, March 24, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_069a72f8-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Ravitch backs NC teachers targeted by 'reform'," Raleigh News & Observer, March 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/23/2774218/ravitch-backs-nc-teachers...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Telling reactions to McCrory's meager budget," Winston-Salem Journal, March 23, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_70d07c80-934a-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Plan would apply NC sales tax to services," Asheville Citizen-Times, March 23, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130324/NEWS/303240065/Plan-would-...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Area's jobless rate edges up to 11.1 percent," Wilmington Star-News, March 22, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130322/ARTICLES/130329898/1177?T...
(cites Allan Freyer)

"NC Justice Center highlights Asheville in unemployment analysis," Mountain Xpress, March 22, http://www.mountainx.com/article/49248/NC-Justice-Center-highlights-Ashe...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Competing federal budget plans offer a stark choice," Facing South (ISS Blog), March 22, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/03/voices-competing-federal-budget-p...
(Allan Freyer column)

 
"Experts explore who controls government," The Duke Chronicle, March 21, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2013/03/21/experts-explore-who-con...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)
"Lawmakers undermining public schools," The Triangle Tribune, March 21, http://www.triangletribune.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&categor...
(Chris Hill op-ed)

"Baffling comments from NC's Medicaid director," Raleigh News & Observer, March 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/21/2769063/baffling-comments-from-nc...
(Adam Searing op-ed)

"More on McCrory's budget," Greensboro News & Record, March 21, http://www.news-record.com/home/942284-63/more-on-mccrorys-budget
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Educators, others skeptical of proposed budget," WRAL, March 20, http://www.wral.com/educators-others-skeptical-of-proposed-budget/12248191/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Dudan sobre efectos de licencias 'rosadas' en paradas de transito y negocios," La Conexion, March 20, http://laconexionusa.com/content/dudan-sobre-efectos-de-licencias-%E2%80...
(quotes Kate Woomer Deters)

"Lowering the age?!," Action for Children NC, March 20, http://www.ncchild.org/press-release/lowering-age-nc-policy-watch-03202013
(cites NC Policy Watch)

 
"Experts: Plan early for affordable housing on light rail corridor," The Durham News, March 19, http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2013/03/19/215014/experts-plan-early-for-af... (also at The Chapel Hill News: http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2013/03/19/75531/experts-plan-early-for-af...)
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Senate Bill 89 to allow payday loans back into NC," DVIDS Hub, March 18, http://www.dvidshub.net/news/103647/senate-bill-89-allow-payday-loans-ba...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Lawmakers who should know better are undermining the public schools," Jefferson Post, March 18, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22004692/article-Lawmakers-...
(Chris Hill op-ed)

 
"Taxpayer bill of rights: A failed track toward a second-rate state," Raleigh News & Observer, March 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/18/2761074/taxpayer-bill-of-rights-a...
(Cedric Johnson op-ed)

"Alabama law professor to speak at NC event on faith, fairness and taxes," Raleigh News & Observer, March 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/18/2759684/alabama-professor-to-spea... (also at The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/ad62ca05e87048b0b803df995836fc42/N..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/alabama-professor-to-speak-at-nc-event-on-taxes/1223..., ABC 33/40: http://www.abc3340.com/story/21666787/alabama-professor-to-speak-at-nc-e..., The Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/ap/staten/alabama-professor-speak-nc-event-t...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Shrugging off the evidence of the assault on public schools," Winston-Salem Journal, March 17, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_0998130a-8e8d-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

 
"In special Carrboro election, this candidate is a shoo-in," Raleigh News & Observer, March 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/15/2752937/triangle-politics-in-spec...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"A tax credit worth keeping," Raleigh News & Observer, March 14, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/14/2750140/a-tax-credit-worth-keepin...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Groups want change in Medicaid decision," Asheville Citizen-Times, March 14, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130315/NEWS/303150011/Groups-want...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Immigrants decry 'scarlet letter' driver's licenses in N.C.," Reuters, March 14, http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.com/Legal/News/2013/03_-_March/Immi... (also at Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-immigrationlicensesl1n0c47po-20..., Tidewater Review: http://www.tidewaterreview.com/news/national-world-news/sns-rt-us-usa-im..., Terra: http://news.terra.com/us-immigrants-decry-scarlet-letter-drivers-license...)
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Profits jumped for Carolinas HealthCare System in 2012," Winston-Salem Journal, March 13, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_1f63c1fc-...
(quotes Adam Searing)

 
"Carolinas HealthCare System sees rise in patients, profits," Charlotte Observer, March 13, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/13/3910112/carolinas-healthcare...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"McCrory signs bill eliminating tax credit," Triangle Business Journal, March 13, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2013/03/13/mccrory-signs-bill-e...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Consular bill on hold," WRAL, March 13, http://www.wral.com/consular-bill-on-hold/12217065/
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"News Around Town: Progress Energy," Chapelboro, March 12, http://chapelboro.com/News-Around-Town-Progress-Energy-Economic-Briefing...
(cites NC Justice Center)

 
"Policy groups help set the agenda in Raleigh," WRAL, March 11, http://www.wral.com/policy-groups-help-set-the-agenda-in-raleigh/12121652/
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"NC Policy Watch: North Carolina ranks 46th in teacher pay," Mountain Xpress, March 11, http://www.mountainx.com/article/48867/NC-Policy-Watch-North-Carolina-ra...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Chris Fitzsimon on the doublespeak of reform," Winston-Salem Journal, March 10, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_726717c0-8846-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

 
"McCrory urges state agencies to collect debts quickly," WSOC-TV, March 9, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/mccrory-urges-state-agencies-colle...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"McCrory: Limit state spending to cover Medicaid overrun," Raleigh News & Observer, March 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/08/2735438/mccrory-limit-state-spend...
(also at: http://www.whkp.com/news/7113-nc-governor-mccrory-orders-state-agencies-..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/03/08/3902766/mccrory-limit-state-...)
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Scarlet Letter licenses? Give me one, too," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies), March 7, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/03/voices-scarlet-letter-licenses-gi...
(Jeff Shaw column)

"NC manufacturing industry adjusts to changing economy," The Daily Tar Heel, March 7, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/03/an-nc-industry-refocused
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"State approves dozens of new charter schools," WNCN, March 7, http://www.wncn.com/story/21548752/state-approves-dozens-of-new-charter-...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Legislature to decide on voter ID law again," The Daily Tar Heel, March 7, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/03/legislature-to-decide-on-vot...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"What the changing tax system could mean for you," CoastLine (WHQR News), March 7, http://www.whqr.org/post/week-coastline-what-changing-tax-system-could-m...
(Allan Freyer interview)

"Morning Memo: McCrory to sign Medicaid bill, three others," Raleigh News & Observer, March 6, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/morning_memo_mccrory_to_...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Bill would bar illegal immigrants from public colleges," Winston-Salem Journal, March 5, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_c4f5654e-8609-11e2-8...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"High drama in the legislative power grab," Winston-Salem Journal, March 4, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_30f94024-82c9-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon Column)

"Health care reforms: What's in store in N.C.?" Greensboro News & Record, March 4, http://www.news-record.com/news/756017-91/health-care-reforms-whats-in
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Estate tax is fair, not burdensome," Raleigh News & Observer, March 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/03/02/2720454/estate-tax-is-fair-not-bu...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

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