In the News: May 2012

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“N.C. House budget plan falls short in meeting state’s needs,” Charlotte Observer, May 30, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/30/3278765/nc-house-budget-plan-falls-short.html)
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Watchdogging NC Policy Watch," K12 Choice, May 30, http://k12choice.com/index.php?option=com_rsblog&layout=view&cid=36:watchdogging-nc-policy-watch&Itemid=77

(cites NC Policy Watch)
 

"Wage theft: Is the boss' hand in your wallet?", Yes! Weekly, May 30, http://www.yesweekly.com/triad/article-14245-wage-theft.html

(quotes Sabine Schoenbach, Carol Brooke)

"GOP plan would send public funds to private schools," Independent Weekly, May 30, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/gop-plan-would-send-public-funds-to-pri...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Lawmakers debate gas tax cap," ABC-11, May 30, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/politics&id=8682158

(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Fact Check: Ad points out Dalton's tax-hike votes," WRAL, May 29, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/11148874/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
("N.C. Chamber of Commerce expresses disappointment in Justice Center's approach to unemployment insurance crisis," Cape Fear Business News, May 29, http://capefearbusiness.com/?p=7384
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Report concludes state gas tax should not be capped," North Carolina News Network, May 29, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/7944-report-concludes-state-gas-tax-should-not-be-capped
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Hospitals low-key on charity," Winston-Salem Journal, May 28, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/may/28/wsmain01-hospitals-low-key-on-charity-ar-2313333/
(cites Adam Searing)
 
"Editorial: Capping gas tax empty gesture," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 29, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-capping-gas-tax-empty-gesture-1082337
(Cites NC Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Voucher scheme bad idea," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 27, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-voucher-scheme-bad-idea-1080469
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Rob Schofield says lobby group's gifts to lawmakers should provoke outrage and scrutiny," Winston-Salem Journal, May 27, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/may/27/wsopin02-rob-schofield-column-lobby-groups-gifts-t-ar-2311728/
(Rob Schofield op-ed)

“Triad faces two-tier economic recovery,” Greensboro News & Record, May 26 (no link available)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Triangle jobless rate fell to 9.1 percent in April," Winston-Salem Journal, May 26, http://www2.journalnow.com/blogs/business-beat/2012/may/26/triad-jobless-rate-falls-to-91-percent-in-april-ar-2309096/
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Higher prices from providers drive health care cost increases," Charlotte Observer, May 26, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/25/3267814/higher-prices-from-providers-drive.html
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Disrupting consumer protection," Raleigh News & Observer, May 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/25/2087836/disrupting-consumer-protection.html
(Rob Schofield op-ed)
 
"How should NC repay unemployment benefits loans?", Triangle Business Journal, May 25, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2012/05/how-should-nc-repay-unemployment.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"2012 Truth and Hope Thru NC Poverty Tour Stories," The Cash Roc, May 25, http://thecashroc.blogspot.com/2012/05/2012-truth-and-hope-thru-nc-poverty.html
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
"New poll shows public support for raising state revenue," NC State AFL-CIO, May 25, http://aflcionc.org/2012/05/25/new-poll-shows-public-support-for-raising-state-revenue/
(cites Together NC)
 
"The Cracked Pipeline: How Redistricting Targeted Women Lawmakers in Statehouses Around the Country," Talking Points Memo, May 25, 
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Groups oppose cuts to unemployment aid," ABC-11, May 24, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8674888
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Legislative short session kicks off," Charlotte Post, May 23, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&category=News&refno=4658
(cites Together NC)
 
"An educational trip to Florida," Raleigh News & Observer, May 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/22/2080695/judge-rejects-part-of-north-carolinas.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Group plans march for private school scholarships," Raleigh News & Observer, May 22, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/24666
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"North Carolina's Shrinking Budget," Policy Points (South by North Strategies), May 21, http://www.sbnstrategies.com/archives/10788?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=north-carolinas-shrinking-budget
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Fitzsimon dream of world where reason beats right wing," Winston-Salem Journal, May 21, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/may/19/wsopin02-column-fitzsimon-dream-of-world-where-rea-ar-2292416/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"More Tar Heels found work in April as the North Carolina economy continued to chip away at a high unemployment rate," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 18, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20120519/NEWS01/305180069/NC-jobless-rate-dips-9-4-percent?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Restore our investment in children," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 17, http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012305180025
(cites Together NC)
 
"UNC Alumnus, Adjunt Faculty Named 'Champion of Change' by White House," Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) Friday Letter, May 17, http://fridayletter.asph.org/article_view.cfm?fl_index=1726&fle_index=18340
(cites Adam Searing)
 
"A boost for N.C.'s education," Raleigh News & Observer, May 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/17/2068917/a-boost-for-ncs-education.html
(cites Together NC)
 
(quotes Harry Payne)
 
"Jeff Shaw on the education tax," Bill LuMaye Show, May 16, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/05/jeff-shaw-on-education-tax.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"N.C. Chamber seeks to rein in future unemployment benefits," Charlotte Observer, May 15, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/15/3243369/nc-chamber-seeks-to-rein-in-future.html
(quotes Harry Payne)
 
"Poll: Most in N.C. oppose hospital liens," Charlotte Observer, May 15, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/15/3240306/poll-most-in-nc-oppose-hospital.html
(quotes Rob Schofield)
 
"Groups organize to push for an additional $1 billion in state tax collections," North Carolina News Network, May 15, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/7909-groups-organize-to-push-for-an-additional-1-billion-in-state-tax-collections
(cites Together NC)
 
"Together NC for $1 billion in sales/income tax increases," Raleigh News & Observer, May 14, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/together_nc_for_1_billion_in_salesincome_tax_increases
(cites Together NC)
"Together NC releases budget plan today," Blue NC, May 14, http://www.bluenc.com/together-nc-releases-budget-plan-today
(cites Together NC)
 
"NC Budget and Tax Center director Alexandra Sirota discusses the declining investment and rising costs of higher education in NC," Liberal Roundup, May 14, http://www.liberalroundup.com/politics/nc-politics/111601-nc-budget-and-tax-center-director-alexandra-sirota-discusses-the-declining-investment-and-rising-costs-of-higher-education-in-nc
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"NC group to unveil plan to raise $1 billion in state revenue," NBC-17, May 14, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/may/14/nc-group-unveil-plan-raise-1-billion-state-revenue-ar-2275903/
(cites Together NC)
 
"The morning after and the morning after that," Winston-Salem Journal, May 13, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/may/13/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-the-morning-after--ar-2273334/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

“Affordability of higher education,” Black Issues Forum, May 13, http://www.unctv.org/bif/2011_2012/index.html
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)

"Governor's budget repairs," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 13, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-governors-budget-repairs-1063371
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Governor's budget includes sale tax hike," Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, May 11, http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2012/05/11/governor%E2%80%99s-budget-includes-sale-tax-hike/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Gov. Bev Perdue's Budget Could Save Nation's Top State-Funded Early Childhood Program, Children's Advocates Say," Huffington Post, May 11, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/11/gov-bev-perdues-budget-childhood-program_n_1510469.html (also at Preschool Education: http://preschooleducationtips.com/gov-bev-perdues-budget-could-save-nations-top-state-funded-early-childhood/)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Rob Schofield on Amendment One and hospital costs," Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, May 11, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/05/rob-schofield-on-amendment-1-hospital.html
(Rob Schofield interview)
 
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"Jeff Shaw from N.C. Justice Center on Amendment One," Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, May 9, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2012/05/jeff-shaw-from-nc-justice-center-on_09.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 
"Federal student loan interest rate set to double," Shelby Star, May 9, http://www.shelbystar.com/articles/loan-64092-rate-boiling.html (also at Loan Safe: http://www.loansafe.org/federal-student-loan-interest-rate-set-to-double)
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)
 
"NC House leader says anti-gay hate group 'overruled' him on same-sex marriage amendment," Facing South, May 7, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/05/nc-house-leader-says-anti-gay-hate-group-overruled-him-on-same-sex-marriage-amendment.html
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Why North Carolina's Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Could Be Just as Bad for Straight Couples," The New Republic, May 7, http://www.tnr.com/article/politics/103119/north-carolina-gay-marriage
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)
 
"Award winning health activist Adam Searing calls for fixes to nonprofit hospitals' big profits," State Government Radio, May 6, http://www.stategovernmentradio.com/audio-shows/sgr-exclusive/2005-award-winning-health-activist-adam-searing-calls-for-fixes-to-nonprofit-hospitals-big-profits.html
(Adam Searing interview)
 
"Why Marriage Amendment should fail," Salisbury Post, May 6, http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/050612-insight-fitzsimon-amendment-against-qcd
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Bringing poverty to the forefront," Go Dan River, May 5, http://www2.godanriver.com/news/2012/may/05/bringing-poverty-forefront-ar-1893934/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Feds, suppliers spar over required bidding for medical equipment," Raleigh News & Observer, May 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/05/2044722/feds-suppliers-spar-over-required.html
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
"Solving NC poverty won't be easy," The Wilmington Journal, May 4, http://www.wilmingtonjournal.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=113540&sID=4&ItemSource=L
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
"North Carolina anti-gay Amendment 1 news round-up," Prop 8 Trial Tracker, May 4, http://www.prop8trialtracker.com/2012/05/04/north-carolina-anti-gay-amendment-1-news-round-up/
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"The absurd prosecution of John Edwards," Facing South, May 3, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/05/voices-the-absurd-prosecution-of-john-edwards.html
(Rob Schofield op-ed)
 
"The Hate Amendment/NC - Far more than marriage," Democratic Underground, May 3, http://www.democraticunderground.com/101627182
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Support for discrimination is shrinking," Southern Pines Pilot, May 2, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/may/02/support-for-discrimination-is-shrinking/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"NC government revenue surplus could be gone to close Medicaid gap as budget discussions begin," The Republic, May 2, http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/29425dedba3e4a559d99ea90b3cf0b20/NC-XGR--State-Budget/
(cites Together NC)
 
"Stop suing patients, NAACP tells Carolinas HealthCare System," Charlotte Observer, May 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/05/02/3211943/stop-suing-patients-naacp-tells.html
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Restore funding, local leaders implore state officials," Mooresville Tribune, May 2, http://www2.mooresvilletribune.com/news/2012/may/02/restore-funding-local-leaders-implore-state-offici-ar-2233343/
(cites Together NC)
 
"Winning political points fails to address the real problem of poverty," Mt. Airy News, May 1, http://www.mtairynews.com/view/full_story/18425260/article-Winning-political-points-fails-to-address-the-real-problem-of-poverty
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
"State NAACP leader calls for truth in shooting," Blue Ridge Now, May 1, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20120501/ARTICLES/120509973
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)
 
"Truth & Hope Tour makes stop in Salisbury," Salisbury Post, May 1, http://www.salisburypost.com/News/050112-Truth-Hope-Tour-Poverty-qcd
(cites Truth & Hope Tour)

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