In the News: May 2013

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"The unaddressed abuse of N.C. workers," Raleigh News & Observer, May 31, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/31/2929892/the-unaddressed-abuse-of-...
(Harry Payne op-ed)
 
"Today @NCCapitol: T is for taxes, Tillis and... tweed?" WRAL, May 31, http://www.wral.com/today-nccapitol-may-31-t-is-for-taxes-tillis-and-twe...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"North Carolina Senate Budget Rejects Some Pregnant Mothers from Medicaid," Becker's Hospital review, May 30, http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/racs-/-icd-9-/-icd-10/north-carolin...
(cites Adam Searing)

Cash Michaels
(Jeff Shaw interview)

 
"Back of the bus, funding goes," High Point Enterprise, May 30, http://www.hpe.com/news/business/x1592164385/Back-of-the-bus-funding-goes
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC Senate budget slashes funding for school bus replacement, 1,000 buses won't be replaces this year," High Country Press, May 30, http://www.hcpress.com/news/nc-senate-budget-slashes-funding-for-school-...
(Lindsay Wagner column)

"House committee passes NC consumer loan bill after opposition wanes," Charlotte Observer, May 30, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/30/4076459/house-committee-pass... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/30/2928161/house-committee-passes-nc...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory sides with measured effort at tax overhaul," Charlotte Observer, May 30, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/30/4074645/nc-tax-overhaul-bill... (also at Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/article_ca877a4a-aa09-..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/mccrory-sides-with-measured-effort-at-tax-overhaul/1..., Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/business/article/McCrory-sides-with-measured-effort..., WSBTV-2: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/ap/north-carolina/nc-tax-overhaul-bills-slated..., Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/mccrory-sides-with-measured-effort-at-tax-..., Westport News: http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/McCrory-sides-with-measured-ef..., WTOV-9: http://www.wtov9.com/ap/ap/north-carolina/nc-tax-overhaul-bills-slated-f...,
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Editorial: Bill protects animal abusers," The Wilson Times, May 30, http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/21554918---Bill-punishes-w...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Installment loan bill headed to NC House floor," Bloomberg Businessweek, May 30, http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2013-05-30/installment-loan-bill-headed-t... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/30/2927699/installment-loan-bill-hea..., Daytona Beach News-Journal: http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20130530/APN/1305300804, WRAL: http://www.wral.com/installment-loan-bill-headed-to-nc-house-floor/12498...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina GOP wants to tax the poor even more than it already does," Think Progress, May 30, http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/05/30/2078001/north-carolina-gop-s...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Former state Rep. is accused of stealing federal funds," The Technician, May 30, http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_b0eb742a-c8e0-11e2-a3e1-001...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

 
"The best film picks, May 31," Raleigh News & Observer, May 30, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/30/2923689/the-best-film-picks-may-3...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC Senate budget proposes K-12 education cuts," The Daily Tar Heel, May 29, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/05/51a61dbae4655
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Columnist Doug Clark: NC Democrats seem leaderless," Raleigh News & Observer, May 29, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27676
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Morning Memo: Commerce pushes overhaul, dueling tax campaigns emerge," Raleigh News & Observer, May 29, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27672
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Benefits running out for 70,000 jobless," High Country Press, May 29, http://www.hcpress.com/news/nc-policy-watch-benefits-running-out-for-700...
(Sarah Ovaska column)

"Dome: Young Dems mount effort against GOP tax plan," Raleigh News & Observer, May 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/29/2925629/dome-young-dems-mount-eff...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC Senate budget plan pushes pregnant women out of Medicaid," Raleigh News & Observer, May 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/29/2925430/nc-senate-budget-plan-pus...
(Adam Searing column)

"House tax plans gives wealthy tax breaks, shifts load to middle, low-income," High Country Press, May 29, http://www.hcpress.com/news/nc-justice-center-house-tax-plan-gives-wealt...
(cites NC Justice Center)

 
"Cutting for costs: Grocer expects to reduce part-timer hours ahead of federal health care changes," The Durham Herald-Sun, May 28, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/x1592163563/CUTTING-FOR-COSTS
(quotes Adam Linker)

"House members ready to tackle North Carolina budget," ABC-11, May 28, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9118961
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Governor McCrory risks irrelevancy with passive approach," Elkin Tribune, May 28, http://www.elkintribune.com/view/full_story/22729534/article-Governor-Mc...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Democrats slam GOP budget," Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, May 28, http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2013/05/28/democrats-slam-gop-bu...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Tax reform is topic of Tuesday forum," Greater Wilmington Business Journal, May 28, http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/industry_news_details.php?id=5386
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Fitzsimon: N.C. Senate budget a poor example of democratic process," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 27, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-nc-senate-budget-po...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Our View: NAACP standing up to GOP on crucial issues," The Daily Advance, May 27, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/our-views/our-view-naacp-standing-go...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Chris Fitzsimon: Senate budget is mean and snarling," Raleigh News & Observer, May 26, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/chris_fitzsimon_senate_b...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Chris Fitzsimon on the regressive Senate budget," Winston-Salem Journal, May 25, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_ebd39b86-c4b1-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"State tax overhaul proposals take shape," The Daily Tar Heel, May 24, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/05/state-tax-overhaul-proposals...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"News Roundup," North Carolina Criminal Law (UNC School of Government blog), May 24, http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Fitzsimon: N.C. Senate's snarling, regressive budget," The Durham Herald-Sun, May 23, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x822341788/Fitzsimon-N-C-Senate-s-snarl...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"N.C. Senate OKs $20.5B budget," Triangle Business Journal, May 23, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2013/05/23/nc-senate-oks-205b-b...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Large, out-of-state donors fuel North Carolina's school 'choice' movement," Network for Public Education News Briefs, May 22, http://www.networkforpubliceducation.org/news/large-out-of-state-donors-...
(Lindsay Wagner column)

"Are mug shots public records?" Coates' Canons: NC Local Government Law Blog, May 22, http://canons.sog.unc.edu/?p=7133
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Leading budget writers offer details on $20.6 billion plan," Charlotte Observer, May 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/21/4052707/leading-budget-write... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/20/2905390/leading-budget-writers-of...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"McCrory's bad May," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 20, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrorys-bad-may-20...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Role of Health-Law 'Navigators' Under Fire," The Wall Street Journal, May 20, http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788732346370457849543199153004...
(quotes Adam Linker)

 
"Senate leaders: 'Medicaid is driving' state budget," WRAL, May 20, http://www.wral.com/senate-leaders-medicaid-is-driving-state-budget-/124...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Morning Memo: Senate budget on the table," Raleigh News & Observer, May 20, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27596
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC Justice Center: Jobs picture worse than it looks," Mountain Xpress, May 20, http://www.mountainx.com/article/50143/NC-Justice-Center-Jobs-picture-wo...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Fitzsimon: A rocky month of May for Gov. Pat McCrory," The Durham Herald-Sun, May 18, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x1592160370/Fitzsimon-A-rocky-month-of-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Chris Fitzsimon says legislators know better than you," Winston-Salem Journal, May 18, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_afe471a6-bf3c-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"BCBS influence waning with NC lawmakers," Raleigh News & Observer, May 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/17/2899538/bcbs-influence-waning-wit... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/20/4048003/bcbs-influence-wanin...)
(quotes Adam Searing)

 
"N.C. jobless rate falls with more residents leaving workforce," Winston-Salem Journal, May 17, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/article_1fb13bc2-...
(Quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"A start on tax reform - with work still to do," Charlotte Observer, May 17, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/17/4048201/a-start-on-tax-refor...
(cites Budget & Tax Center research)

"Some health experts are skeptical of Medicaid plan," Triangle Business Journal, May 17, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2013/05/some-health-experts-are...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"NC jobless rate lowest in four years," Black Mountain News, May 17, http://www.blackmountainnews.com/article/20130518/NEWS/305170035/Jobless...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Arrogant power-grabbing continues on Jones Street," Salisbury Post, May 17, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130517/SP05/130519735/1012/chris-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Tax critic Grover Norquist praises North Carolina legislators," Greensboro News & Record, May 17, http://www.news-record.com/news/article_30583902-be6c-11e2-8b02-0019bb30...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

 
"First Person: Working to Help Others Leave Crime Behind," The Am Law Daily, May 17, http://www.americanlawyer.com/PubArticleALD.jsp?id=1202600410250&First_P...
(Daniel Bowes column)

"NC House, Senate plans differ on sales tax," San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-House-Senate-plans-differ-on-sales... (also at The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/04dff35e7b8744ad84ade80f552fb4b9/N..., Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/16/2896417/apnewsbreak-details-of-nc..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/nc-house-senate-plans-differ-on-sales-tax/12455168/, Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/article_6a03e3f4-be94-11e2-9..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/article_78619e9a-4761-..., Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald: http://www.rrdailyherald.com/news/nc-house-senate-plans-differ-on-sales-...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"House GOP puts out own plan for tax reform," Triangle Business Journal, May 16, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2013/05/16/house-gop-puts-out-o...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"House releases tax plan," WRAL, May 16, http://www.wral.com/house-releases-tax-plan/12455267/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"House, Senate differ on how to pay for NC tax cuts," Raleigh News & Observer, May 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/16/2897852/house-senate-differ-on-ho... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/16/4046398/house-senate-differ-...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Norquist leads tax reform advocates across state," Burlington Times News, May 16, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/top-news/norquist-leads-tax-reform-advo...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"These N.C. bills have no chance of passing - zero, zilch, nada," Triangle Business Journal, May 14, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2013/05/these-nc-bills-have-no-...
(quotes Clermont Fraser)

"Reduced benefits ahead for North Carolina's newly unemployed," WFDD 88.5, May 14, http://wfdd.org/post/reduced-benefits-ahead-north-carolinas-newly-unempl...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Groups urge help for state's unemployed," Raleigh News & Observer, May 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/13/2889758/groups-urge-help-for-stat...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina free health clinics in flux," WUNC, May 13, http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-free-health-clinics-flux
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Tax proposal costly," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 13, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-tax-proposal-costly...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Senate tax proposal is a political pitch, not a serious plan," The Durham Herald-Sun, May 13, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x1592156936/Fitzsimon-Senate-tax-propos...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Chris Fitzsimon on dark days in Raleigh," Winston-Salem Journal, May 12, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_d69bf188-ba83-11e2-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Community Matters Education," My RDC 28, May 11, http://www.myrdctv.com/sections/community/features/community-matters/vid... and http://www.myrdctv.com/sections/community/features/community-matters/vid...
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"Chris Fitzsimon on Senate tax plan: bad policy, bad politics," Raleigh News & Observer, May 11, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27552
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"The follies of the radical Senate tax shift," Salisbury Post, May 10, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130510/SP05/130519940/1012/chris-...
(Chris Ftizsimon column)

"NC Senate leaders outline tax reform plan," Watauga Democrat, May 10, http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/NC-Senate-leaders-outline-tax...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"House panel passes idea to limit budget growth," Salisbury Post, May 10, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130510/SP01/130519991/1016/house-... (also at San Francisco Chronicle: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-House-panel-passes-idea-to-limit-b..., CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/100727169, The Sanford Herald: http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/x383681087/NC-House-panel-passes-idea-..., Yahoo! Finance: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nc-house-panel-passes-idea-134248246.html, Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/home/1196903-63/update-nc-house-panel-passes, Go Erie: http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130509/APN/1305090809)
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"Abogados sobre ley HB786: Aun sigue siendo antiimigrante," Que Pasa, May 10, http://greensboro.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/inmigracion/inmigracion/1...
(quotes Harry Payne)

 
"NC hospitals fight bill that would benefit free-standing surgery centers," Charlotte Observer, May 10, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/09/4033507/nc-hospitals-fight-b...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Letter: Fitzsimon column," New Bern Sun Journal, May 10, http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/letters/letter-fitzsimon-column-1.140619
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Hospitals 'struggling,' they tell lawmakers," Charlotte Observer, May 9, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/09/4033507/nc-hospitals-fight-b...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Proposal to limit future state spending moves forward," WRAL, May 9, http://www.wral.com/proposal-to-limit-future-state-spending-moves-forwar...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"NC Budget and Tax Center: Income tax cuts a poor strategy for boosting economy," Mountain Xpress, May 9, http://www.mountainx.com/article/49978/NC-Budget-and-Tax-Center-income-t...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"More questions in NC redistricting case," Facing South (ISS Blog), May 9, http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/05/more-questions-in-nc-redistrictin...
(Sharon McCloskey column)

"Hospital rates vary for same procedures," Winston-Salem Journal, May 8, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_04ea9920-b842-11e2-bbb8-001...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Editorial: Tax overhaul would help rich, hurt poor," The Durham Herald-Sun, May 8, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x1592156142/Editorial-Tax-overhaul-woul...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. tax proposals are upside down, in the opinion of policy analyst Jared Bernstein," Mountain Xpress, May 8, http://www.mountainx.com/article/49970/N.C.-tax-proposals-are-upside-dow...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"N.C. Senate Republicans to unveil wide-ranging tax cuts," Triangle Business Journal, May 7, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2013/05/07/nc-senate-republican...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Elizabeth Malm debates in North Carolina," The Tax Foundation, May 7, http://taxfoundation.org/blog/elizabeth-malm-debates-north-carolina?utm_...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Senate Republicans offer more on NC tax overhaul," Charlotte Observer, May 7, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/07/4026858/republican-senators-... (also at ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9092957, Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2013/05/08/1255470?sac=fo.business,
(cites the Budget & Tax Center)

"Senate provides more details, but no bill, on tax reform," WRAL, May 7, http://www.wral.com/senate-provides-more-details-but-no-bill-on-tax-refo...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Today @NCCapitol (May 7): Senate Republicans to unveil tax reform plans," WRAL, May 7, http://www.wral.com/today-nccapitol-may-7-senate-republicans-to-unveil-t...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Daily Headlines for May 7, 2013," Center for Education Reform, May 7, http://www.edreform.com/2013/05/daily-headlines-for-may-7-2013/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

 

"Blue Cross: Rates will rise under new federal health care law," Charlotte Observer, May 6, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/06/4026274/blue-cross-rates-wil...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"2 bills in NC House would bolster charter schools," San Francisco Chronicle, May 6, http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/2-bills-in-NC-House-would-bolster-cha... (also at Seattle Post-Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/2-bills-in-NC-House-would-bolster-..., Danbury News-Times: http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/2-bills-in-NC-House-would-bolster-..., Houston Chronicle: http://www.chron.com/news/article/2-bills-in-NC-House-would-bolster-char..., Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/05/06/2874654/2-bills-in-nc-house-would...)
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Three reactionary months," Winston-Salem Journal, May 4, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/article_7b3d963c-b43b-11e2-... (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/22483068/article-Three-reac...)
(Chris Fitzismon column)

"Reality Check: Strapped states cutting unemployment benefits," NPR, May 3, http://www.npr.org/2013/05/03/180818625/reality-check-strapped-states-cu...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Congress hosts health care hearing at RCCC," Cabarrus News, May 3, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/05/03/4020680/congress-hosts-healt...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"This Week in Poverty: Florida gives workers a smackdown," The Nation, May 3, http://www.thenation.com/blog/174165/week-poverty-florida-gives-workers-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Center: Boost in minimum wage would help North Carolinians," Winston Salem Chronicle, May 1, http://www.wschronicle.com/2013/05/center-boost-in-minimum-wage-would-he...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Loan bill could spring debt trap on many in NC," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 1, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20130502/OPINION01/305020005?odysse...|mostcom&nclick_check=1
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Letter: Gun owners some of most law-abiding," The Daily Advance, May 1, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/letters/letter-gun-owners-some-most-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Equality NC among 'Defenders of Justice' honorees," Q Notes, May 1, http://goqnotes.com/22737/equality-nc-among-defenders-of-justice-honorees/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"School vouchers won't improve education," Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, May 1, http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2013/05/01/school-vouchers-wont-...
(quotes Mat Ellinwood)

"Fewer people applying for Work First program targeted in bill requiring drug testing," Winston-Salem Journal, May 1, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_9d88020e-b1f7-11e2-ae4c-001...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Democrat Rep. Deborah Ross to step down, take job with Triangle Transit," Raleigh News & Observer, May 1, http://projects.newsobserver.com/node/27470
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Congressmen hear health care concerns," Salisbury Post, May 1, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20130501/SP01/130509990/1006/congre...
(quotes Adam Searing)

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