In the News: October 2015

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"Privatization crusade," Greenville Daily Reflector, October 31, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-privatization-crusa...(also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/dangerous-privatization..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/81291/a-virtual-mess-in-education)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“A little well-founded paranoia about a loss of US sovereignty,” Jefferson Post, October 30, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1681/a-little-well-founded-paranoia-abo...
(Rob Schofield column)

“Law cracks down on workers in NC,” The Daily Tar Heel, October 30, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/10/law-cracks-down-on-workers-i...
(quotes Clermont Ripley)

“ACA premiums in NC to rise sharply in 2016,” Raleigh News & Observer, October 30, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article41993349.html
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Report: States' economy relying more on temporary workers," Time Warner Cable News, October 29, http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triad/news/2015/10/29/report--state-s-economy-...
(quotes Clermont Ripley)

"Paul Ryan third in line for presidency," The Daily Tar Heel, October 29, http://www.dailytarheel.com/blog/view-from-the-hill/2015/10/paul-ryan-th...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Efforts to build trust between immigrants police under political attack in the South," Facing South (ISS blog), October 29, http://www.southernstudies.org/2015/10/efforts-to-build-trust-between-im...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Q&A with policy analyst Matt Ellinwood on Obama’s suggested testing requirements,” The Daily Tar Heel, October 29, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/10/q-and-a-testing
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"McCrory signs Protect NC Workers Act into law, liberal groups call it 'anti-immigration' bill," High County Press, October 29, http://www.hcpress.com/news/mccrory-signs-protect-nc-workers-act-into-la...
(cites NC Justice Center)

HB 318 discussion, Viewpoints with Lockwood Phillips, 104.7, no link available
(Jeff Shaw interview)

“More than one way to skin environmental regulations,” Smoky Mountain News, October 28, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/component/k2/item/16640-more-than-one-w...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

“NC Governor signs ban on ‘sanctuary cities’ for undocumented immigrants,” WUNC, October 28, http://wunc.org/post/nc-governor-signs-ban-sanctuary-cities-undocumented...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“McCrory signs controversial immigration bill,” Winston-Salem Journal, October 28, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/mccrory-signs-controversial-immigra...(also at WBT: http://wbt.com/gov-mccrory-signs-immigration-legislation-targeting-ids-2/, Fox News Latino: http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2015/10/29/north-carolina-gov-..., Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/oct/28/gov-mccrory-signs-immigr..., Asheville Citizen-Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2015/10/29/mccrory-signs-immigra..., The Robesonian: https://robesonian.com/news/81260/mccrory-inks-immigation-legislation, Greenville Daily Reflector: https://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/gov-mccrory-signs-immigration-legisl...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC needs full-time legislature," Richmond County Daily Journal, October 28, http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/17805/n-c-needs-full-time-le...(also at Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-limiting-legislative-..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-don-t-limit..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/81239/limiting-sessions-limits-democracy)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"More than one way to skin environmental regulations," Smoky Mountain News, October 28, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/outdoors/item/16640-more-than-one-way-t...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“North Carolina’s dangerous stance on immigration threatens community trust,” Center for American Progress, October 28, https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/immigration/news/2015/10/28/1242...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Apex commits to building new senior center downtown," Raleigh News & Observer, October 27,  http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/southwest-wake-news/art...
(cites Nicole Dozier)

“Margaret Spellings and the UNC system,” Capital Tonight, October 26, http://capitaltonightnc.twcnews.com/2015/10/27/capital-tonight-oct-26-ma...
(Sarah Ovaska interview)

"Report: NC workers pay price for 'gig economy,'" Public News Service, October 26, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-26/livable-wages-working-famili...(also at Charlotte Post: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2015/10/28/local/north-carolina-wor...)
(quotes Clermont Ripley)

"Some will lose food stamps at first of new year," High Point Enterprise, October 25, http://www.hpenews.com/news/some-will-lose-food-stamps-at-first-of-new-y...(also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/news/north-carolina/some-will-lose-food-stamp...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Temp worker trend spreading faster in NC than US," Winston-Salem Journal, October 25, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/temp-worker-trend...
(quotes Clermont Ripley)

"Political notebook: Fitzsimon doles out Republican criticism during Rowan Democrats' meeting," Salisbury Post, October 24, https://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrory-coal-ash-3...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Missed opportunity on Medicaid a defining issue of the legislative session," Winston-Salem Journal, October 24, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-missed-oppo...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Margaret Spellings to be next UNC-system president," The Daily Tar Heel, October 23, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/10/margaret-spellings-to-be-nex...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"McCrory, coal ash," Greenville Daily Reflector, October 23, https://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrory-coal-ash-3...(also at The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/81071/mccrory-goes-easy-on-ex-employer, Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/cutting-through-confusi..., Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1634/cutting-through-the-confusion-abou...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Five things to know about the UNC-system president election Friday," The Daily Tar Heel, October 21, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/10/five-things-to-know-about-th...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"How we avoided another Great Depression," Jefferson Post, October 21, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1559/how-we-avoided-another-great-depre...
(Patrick McHugh column)

“State jobless rate fell slightly in September,” Winston-Salem Journal, October 20, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/state-jobless-rat...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Stop the circus around choosing a UNC leader," Salisbury Post, October 20, http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/10/20/chris-fitzsimon-stop-the-circus-...(also at Jefferson Post: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-missed-oppo..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/17542/end-unc-circus-reconsi..., The Daily Advance: https://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/fitzsimon-time-end-circ...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“The GOP’s handpicked and dysfunctional Board of Governors,” Hickory Daily Record, October 20, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/opinion/column-the-gop-s-handpicked-and-dys...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina employment level remains below national average," Jefferson Post, October 20, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1554/north-carolina-employment-level-re...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota column)

"Town Crier community meetings Oct. 19-25," Salisbury Post, October 19, http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/10/19/town-crier-community-meetings-oc...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"UNC Board of Governors scrambles to presidential search finish," Chapelboro, October 19, http://chapelboro.com/featured/unc-board-of-governors-scrambles-to-presi...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Inside Politics: Rep. Elmer Floyd gets a challenger," Fayetteville Observer, October 18, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/inside-politics-rep-elmer-floyd-ge...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Former Rowan senator will help Cooper in governor bid," Salisbury Post, October 17, http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/10/17/political-notebook-former-rowan-...
(cite Chris Fitzsimon)

"UNC board, in disarray, holds emergency meeting," Raleigh News & Observer, October 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article39407121.html (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article39408906.html)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"'Emergency meeting' in UNC president search leaves many in the dark," The Daily Tar Heel, October 16, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/10/bog-emergency-meeting-raises...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The session's Medicaid omission," The Robesonian, October 16, https://robesonian.com/opinion/80883/the-sessions-medicaid-omission
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Sources: Spellings not he only candidate for UNC President," ABC-11, October 16, http://abc11.com/education/sources-spellings-not-only-candidate-for-unc-...(also at Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/photos/sources-spellings-not-only-candidate-photo-...,
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Commentary: Cutting off food assistance to the poor? Really??” Winston-Salem Chronicle, October 15, http://www.wschronicle.com/2015/10/editorial-cutting-off-food-assistance...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

“Telling saga of tax credit for teachers,” Henderson Daily Dispatch, October 14, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-telling-saga-of-tax-c...(also at Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/17251/tax-credit-a-backhande..., Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/the-telling-saga-of-the-small-tax-credit..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/telling-saga-small-tax-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"More evidence of problems with how legislature moves," Southern Pines Pilot, October 14, http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/more-evidence-of-problems-with-how-legis...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Health care meeting set for Oct. 19," Roanoke-Chowan News Herald, October 13, http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2015/10/13/health-care-meeting-s...
(cites Health Access Coalition)

"Work for food bill has problems, but generally hits the mark," Mount Airy News, October 13, https://mtairynews.com/opinion/34126/work-for-food-bill-has-problems-but...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“‘The Elevator Lady’ employs regulators, dislikes regulations,” Raleigh News & Observer, October 12, http://media2.newsobserver.com/static/content/multimedia/projects/labor/...(also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article3885745... Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/news/north-carolina/cherie-berry-elevator-lad...)
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"The labor commissioner's insufficient concern," Raleigh News & Observer, October 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/barry-saunders...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Beware of ideologues touting pilot programs," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, October 11, http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/beware-ideologues-touti...(also at Richmond County Daily Journal: https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/17011/beware-of-permanent-p...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"At NC Department of Labor, little help for unpaid workers," Raleigh News & Observer, October 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article37366809.html (Also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article3869230..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/state-labor-department-offer...)
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Legislative motion," Greenville Daily Reflector, October 10, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-legislative-motion-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Food stamp change could hit 3,500 in Gaston," Gaston Gazette, October 10, http://www.gastongazette.com/article/20151010/NEWS/151019966
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"North Carolina imposes new taxes on car and appliance repairs to fund new tax cuts for the rich," Truth-Out, October 10, http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33151-north-carolina-imposes-new-taxe...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"More evidence of the problem with the way the legislature moves," Winston-Salem Journal, October 10, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-more-eviden...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Democracy goes out the window at 4am," Burlington Times-News, October 9, http://www.thetimesnews.com/article/20151009/OPINION/151008898
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Food aid in jeopardy for more North Carolina healthy adults," WRAL, October 8, http://www.wral.com/food-aid-in-jeopardy-for-more-north-carolina-healthy...(also at Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20151009/NEWS/151009832/-1/baghdad?T..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article382020..., Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article38202087.html, Independent Tribune: http://www.independenttribune.com/news/state/ap/food-aid-in-jeopardy-for..., Myrtle Beach Online: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/state/north-carolina/article382020..., Tampa Tribune: http://www.tbo.com/food-aid-in-jeopardy-for-more-north-carolina-healthy-..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/food-aid-in-jeopardy-for-more-north..., WBT: http://wbt.com/food-aid-in-jeopardy-for-more-north-carolina-healthy-adults/)
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Problems with the way legislature functions,” Henderson Daily Dispatch, October 8, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-problems-with-way-leg...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“NC conference at WSSU contemplates HIV/AIDS advocacy,” Winston-Salem Chronicle, October 8, http://www.wschronicle.com/2015/10/n-c-conference-wssu-contemplates-hiva...
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Providers fret, insurers hail NC move to Medicaid managed care,” Modern Healthcare, October 6, http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20151006/NEWS/151009956
(cites Adam Linker)

“Stam’s role in NC politics major, often overlooked,” Raleigh News & Observer, October 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

“After a session of regression, the dust settles in Raleigh,” The Daily Tar Heel, October 4, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/10/opinion-after-a-session-of-r...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Critics say proposal to cut food benefits will hit rural areas hard," WRAL, October 2, http://www.wral.com/critics-say-proposal-to-cut-food-benefits-will-hit-r...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"Two more chances for McCrory to do the right thing," Hickory Daily Record, October 2, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/opinion/two-more-chances-for-mccrory-to-do-...(also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/1449/two-more-chances-for-mccrory-to-do..., The Daily Advance: https://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/fitzsimon-two-more-chan...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC losing by not expanding Medicaid," Wilkes Journal-Patriot, October 2, http://www.journalpatriot.com/opinion/n-c-losing-by-not-expanding-medica...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Bitter legislature's backward bent ran to bitter end," Winston-Salem Journal, October 2, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-bitter-legi...(also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-sessions-final-days...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Last-minute legislation jeopardizes SNAP benefits for thousands in NC," Public News Service, October 1, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-10-01/livable-wages-working-famili...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Lawmakers for sale," Raleigh News & Observer, October 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article3723255...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

“NC schooled on teacher treatment,” The Daily Tar Heel, October 1, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2015/09/nc-schooled-on-teacher-treat...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

Interview on poverty issues, October 1,
http://www.waug-network.com/radio/regular-programming/make-it-happen-wit...
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

Also see clips from September 2015, August 2015, July 2015, June 2015, May 2015, April 2015, March 2015, February 2015, January 2015, December 2014, November 2014, October 2014, September 2014, August 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014 and March 2009-December 2013.