In the News: May 2014

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"Fact Check: Is the economic news really that good?" WRAL, May 31, http://www.wral.com/fact-check-is-the-economic-news-really-that-good-/13...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Trust announces more than $450k to help Spanish-speaking and rural residents find health insurance," Mountain Xpress, May 31, http://mountainx.com/blogwire/trust-announces-more-than-450000-to-help-s...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"A simple proposal to create jobs, save lives and help families," Winston-Salem Journal, May 31, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-a-simple... (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-good-proposal-2492779)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Beyond the eugenics payout," Burlington Times-News, May 29, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/beyond-the-eugenics-...
(Sharon McCloskey column)

"Olive Hill organization to host health care supper," Morganton News-Herald, May 29, http://www.morganton.com/news/olive-hill-organization-to-host-health-car...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Jobless rate reveals weak economy," Greensboro News & Record, May 29, http://www.news-record.com/business/article_ae0fd7ae-e6ef-11e3-af0e-001a...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"'Moral Movies' to be show in 7 NC cities," Kansas City Star, May 29, http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/29/5052917/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in... (also at WCTI-12: http://www.wcti12.com/news/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in-7-nc-cities/26223224, Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/29/moral-movies-to-be-shown..., Fox 12: http://www.kptv.com/story/25637933/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in-7-nc-cities, WBTV-NBC: http://www.kptv.com/story/25637933/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in-7-nc-cities, NBC-13: http://www.alabamas13.com/story/25637933/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in-7-n..., WSLS-NBC: http://www.wsls.com/story/25637933/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in-7-nc-cities, America Now: http://www.americanownews.com/story/25637933/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in..., NBC-14: http://www.americanownews.com/story/25637933/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in..., WSAV-NBC: http://www.wsav.com/story/25638447/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in-7-nc-cities, WKRN-ABC: http://www.wkrn.com/story/25638447/moral-movies-to-be-shown-in-7-nc-cities,
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Triad's unemployment rate at lowest level since May 2008," Winston-Salem Journal, May 28, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/triad-s-unemploym...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"A simple proposal to create jobs, save lives, help families," Jefferson Post, May 28, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/3741354/A-simple-propo...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Unemployment in Southeastern N.C. continues to fall," Wilmington Star-News, May 28, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140528/ARTICLES/140529654?Title=...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Mecklenburg's jobless rate continues to fall; professional services sector powers growth," The Charlotte Observer, May 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/28/4937717/mecklenburgs-jobless... (also at The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/28/3473443/mecklenburgs-jobless-rate-con...)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Slow job recovery for NC metros," Chapelboro, May 28, http://chapelboro.com/news/state-news/slow-job-recovery-nc-metros/
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Views differ on new N.C. job agency," Greensboro News & Record, May 27, http://www.news-record.com/news/government/article_fd6a1bd6-e53f-11e3-93...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Senate budget getting fast tracked," The Robesonian, May 26, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4854498/Senate-bu...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The tax cut hole," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 24, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-tax-cut-hole-2487795
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Digging the tax cut hole even deeper," Winston-Salem Journal, May 23, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-digging-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC's jobless rate drops; so do benefits," WUNC, May 22, http://wunc.org/post/ncs-jobless-rate-drops-so-do-benefits
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Political debate rages over N.C.'s 'missing workers'," Triangle Business Journal, May 22, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/morning_call/2014/05/political-debat... (also at Charlotte Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/queen_city_agenda/2014/05/poli...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"State Senator attempts to have reporter's recorder seized during fracking hearing," Camel City Dispatch, May 21, http://www.camelcitydispatch.com/state-senator-attempts-to-have-reporter...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

"The economic case for Medicaid expansion," Huffington Post, May 20, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eva-m-clayton/the-economic-case-for-obamac...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Judge lets 2,400 North Carolina kids attend choice schools," Heartland, May 20, http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-article/2014/05/20/judge-lets-2400-n...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC jobless dips unevenly," The Charlotte Post, May 19, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/05/19/local/n.c.-jobless-dips-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"State's unemployment rate in April dips to 6.2 percent," High Country Press, May 19, http://www.hcpress.com/news/states-unemployment-rate-in-april-decreases-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The truth about the 80 percent lie," The Robesonian, May 19, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4789550/The-truth...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC unemployment declines, but not for everyone," Public News Service, May 19, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-05-19/livable-wages-working-famili...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"In defense of Senate Majority PAC," Carolina Journal, May 19, http://www.carolinajournal.com/daily_journal/display.html?id=11079
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Elections motivate N.C. General Assembly to make quick work of short session," Fayetteville Observer, May 17, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/article_eb546d5d-79e9-5731-ba20-96...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"McCrory's disappointing election-year budget," Winston-Salem Journal, May 17, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-mccrory-... (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrory8217s-disapp...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina Governor tested by own G.O.P. as legislators return," New York Times, May 17, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/us/politics/north-carolina-governor-te...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Commerce tries again for economic partnership," Winston-Salem Journal, May 17, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/commerce-tries-again-for-economic-p...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"What's missing in McCrory's budget," Burlington Times-News, May 16, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/what-s-missing-in-mc...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC's jobless rate dips to 6.2% in April, " Raleigh News & Observer, May 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/16/3866375/ncs-jobless-rate-dips-to-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"State budget preview - why tax cuts are causing problems," The Jefferson Post, May 16, http://jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion_columns/3693319/State-budget-previ...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota column)

"Fact Check: Did GOP raise taxes on 80 percent in NC?" WRAL, May 16, http://www.wral.com/fact-check-did-gop-raise-taxes-on-80-percent-in-nc-/...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"State Supreme Court acts rashly on school vouchers," Raleigh News & Observer, May 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/15/3864519/state-supreme-court-acted...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC Supreme Court lets voucher program proceed," Raleigh News & Observer, May 14, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/14/3861370/nc-supreme-court-lets-vou... (also at the Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/14/4910688/nc-supreme-court-let..., The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/15/3447986/nc-supreme-court-lets-voucher...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC Supreme Court reverses lower court on school vouchers," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 14, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/05/14/nc-supreme-cour... (also at Blue-Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20140514/ARTICLES/140519940/-1/topic..., WWAY: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2014/05/14/nc-court-frees-taxpayer-money-to-priva..., The Charlotte Post: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2014/05/15/local/n.c.-court-lifts-s...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Senate Majority PAC's faulty tax math in the N.C. Senate race," Washington Post, May 14, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/05/14/senate-ma...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Because of Senate run, Tillis only state lawmaker who can take lobbyist money," WFAE, May 14, http://wfae.org/post/because-senate-run-tillis-only-state-lawmaker-who-c...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"McCrory spending plan focuses on teacher raises," WRAL, May 14, http://www.wral.com/mccrory-spending-plan-focuses-on-teacher-raises/1364...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Help workers; restore EITC," Charlotte Observer, May 13, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/13/4907510/help-workers-restore...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Valeria Sotelo - a Salem College dreamer," Camel City Dispatch, May 13, http://www.camelcitydispatch.com/valeria-sotelo-a-salem-college-dreamer-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Study: Incentives favor urban counties," Winston-Salem Journal, May 13, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/study-incentives-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Salisbury attorney wins Defenders of Justice Award for helping working people," Salisbury Post, May 11, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140511/SP01/140519969/1023/salisb...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"After the laws come the lawsuits," Raleigh News & Observer, May 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/10/3852817/after-the-lawscome-the-la...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Health care for the needy," Raleigh News & Observer, May 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/10/3849433/health-care-for-the-needy...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Takeaways from Tillis' win," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 10, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-takeaways-tillis821... (also at Durham Herald-Sun: http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x483415680/Takeaways-from-Tillis-predic...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Senate race about to get interesting," The Robesonian, May 9, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4697869/Senate-ra...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The status of North Carolina's right-wing rebellion," Elkin Tribune, May 9, http://www.elkintribune.com/news/opinion/3656434/The-status-of-North-Car...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Democratic super PAC hits Tillis from the start," Raleigh News & Observer, May 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/09/3849665/democratic-super-pac-hits...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Blue Cross says ACA policy sales in NC cut by Obama 'keep your plan' move; skewer older, sicker," Daily Reporter, May 8, http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/d6154f43821c47308f522a2de03... (also at the Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/05/08/4105986/nc-blue-cross-misses-age-s..., Trib Town: http://www.tribtown.com/view/story/d6154f43821c47308f522a2de033f5c2/NC--..., Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20140509/ARTICLES/140509858, Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/08/3846373/nc-blue-cross-misses-age-...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"McCrory unveils new plan to raise teacher pay," WNCN, May 8, http://www.wncn.com/video?clipId=10137300&autostart=true
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"McCrory pitches plan to boost teacher pay," The Voter Update, May 8, http://thevoterupdate.com/jones/?p=2127#.U3t04ii9ZK0
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Blue Cross signs up 232,000 in NC for federal health care," Raleigh News & Observer, May 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/08/3846541/blue-cross-signs-up-23200... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/05/08/4897130/blue-cross-signs-up-..., Insurance News Net: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/05/01/nc-enrollments-for-subsi..., The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/08/3435522/blue-cross-signs-up-232000-in...)  
(cites Adam Linker)

"Obamacare enrollees older, sicker than insurer forecast," Durham Herald-Sun, May 8, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/x1505317042/Obamacare-enrollees-older-sick... (also at Insurance News Net: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/05/09/nc-enrollees-older-sicke...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Gov. McCrory details plan for boosting teacher pay," Capital Tonight, May 7, http://capitaltonightnc.twcnews.com/2014/05/07/gov-mccrory-details-plan-...
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"Two to watch in health care: Medicaid, abortion," Indy Weekly, May 7, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/two-to-watch-in-health-care-medicaid-ab...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"The headline behind the horse race," Laurinburg Exchange, May 7, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4675620/T...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Thom Tillis: 5 fast facts you need to know," Heavy, May 6, http://www.heavy.com/music/2014/05/thom-tillis-north-carolina-senate-kay...
(cites Health Access Coalition)

"Common Core debate distracts from real issues," Laurinburg Exchange, May 3, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/4620076/C...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Apologies and perceptions of education funding," Winston-Salem Journal, May 3, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-apologie... (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-education-funding-2...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Replacing Common Core to cost NC more than millions," Durham Herald-Sun, May 3,
http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/x1505315113/Replacing-Common-Core-to-co...
(Lindsay Wagner column)

"Good news in N.C. for Obamacare," The Robesonian, May 3, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/4646891/Good-news-in-N.C....
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC enrollments for subsidized health insurance top 357,000," Raleigh News & Observer, May 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/05/01/3825943/nc-enrollments-for-subsid...
(quotes Adam Linker)

Also see clips from April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013 and March 2009-December 2012.