In the News: September 2012

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"NC Pride participants told to get out and vote," The Durham Herald-Sun, Sept. 29, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/20316853/article-N-C--Pride-participants-told-to-get-out-and-vote--
(quotes Dani Moore)
 
"Group urges reforms of sales tax," WUNC, Sept. 28, http://wunc.org/programs/news/archive/Sli092812_Sales_Tax.mp3/view
(Alexandra Sirota interview)
 
"Fact Check: RGA Ad continues to distort Walter Dalton's record," North Carolina Democratic Party, Sept. 28, http://www.ncdp.org/press/fact-check-rga-ad-continues-distort-walter-daltons-record
(cites BTC)
 
"Triad job growth ranks high in state," High Point Enterprise, Sept. 28, http://www.hpe.com/view/full_story/20309520/article-Triad-job-growth-ranks-high-in-state?instance=homefirstleft
(cites BTC)
 
"Triad jobless rate falls to 9.8%," Winston-Salem Journal, Sept. 28, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2012/sep/28/8/triads-jobless-rate-drops-to-98-percent-ar-2647236/
(quotes Allan Freyer)
 
"Region's unemployment rate still higher than N.C., U.S.," Wilmington Star News, Sept. 28, http://business.blogs.starnewsonline.com/21605/regions-unemployment-rate-still-higher-than-nc-us/
(cites BTC)
 
"Report: NC sales tax needs overhaul," Public News Service, Sept. 28, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/28604-1
(cites BTC)
 
(cites Budget and Tax Center)
 
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Hispanic workers in North Carolina hit by wage theft 'epidemic,'" Hispanically Speaking News, Sept. 25, http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/hispanic-workers-in-north-carolina-hit-by-wage-theft-epidemic/18778/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Report shows Hispanic workers hit by wage theft in North Carolina," Latin American Herald Tribune, Sept. 25, http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=590108&CategoryId=12396
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"North Carolina workers share experiences of wage theft," Facing South, Sept. 25, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/09/north-carolina-workers-share-experiences-of-wage-theft.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)
 
"Job training helps ex-offenders find jobs," The Daily Southerner, Sept. 25, http://dailysoutherner.com/local/x325728530/Job-training-helps-ex-offenders-find-jobs
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"The real threat to UNC," Southern Pines Pilot, Sept. 24, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2012/sep/24/real-threat-unc/ (also at Scholars for a Progressive North Carolina: http://sites.duke.edu/spnc/2012/09/21/chris-fitzsimon-the-real-threat-to-unc-nc-policy-watch/)
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Poverty, joblessness high - do tax reform," Charlotte Observer, Sept. 24, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/09/24/3547153/poverty-joblessness-high-do-tax.html
(cites Budget and Tax Center)
 
"N.C. poverty broad story," Greenville Daily Reflector, Sept. 23, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-nc-poverty-broad-story-1226931
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Nearly 1.7 million North Carolinians lived in poverty last year," Mountain Xpress, Sept. 21, http://www.mountainx.com/article/45677/Nearly-1.7-million-North-Carolinians-lived-in-poverty-last-year-NC-Justice-Center-reports
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Extending insurance coverage could reduce longstanding racial disparities in health care," Facing South, Sept. 20, http://www.southernstudies.org/2012/09/report-extending-insurance-coverage-could-reduce-longstanding-racial-disparities-in-health-c
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
 "ACLU, NC Justice Center express concern over single-sex academies in Wake Co.," ACLU of North Carolina, Sept. 20, http://www.acluofnorthcarolina.org/?q=aclu-nc-justice-center-express-concerns-over-single-sex-academies-wake-co
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
Nicole Dozier on Medicaid, WPTF, Sept. 18
(no link available)
 
"State lawmakers must consider Medicaid expansion," North Carolina News Network, Sept. 18, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/8221-state-lawmakers-must-consider-medicaid-expansion
(quotes Nicole Dozier)
 
"Extending health insurance coverage would reduce racial disparities in health care," Insurance News Net, Sept. 19, http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=358026#.UFnGXVHAH7c
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Poverty rise rarely political agenda," Greenville Daily Reflector, Sept. 17, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-poverty-rise-rarely-political-agenda-1218317
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Mistake shouldn't define life," Fayetteville Observer, Sept. 16, http://fayobserver.com/articles/2012/09/16/1203179?sac=fo.opinion
(Daniel Bowes op-ed)
 
"Chris Fitzsimon looks at the political silence on poverty data," Winston-Salem Journal, Sept. 15, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2012/sep/15/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-column-silence-on-the-tra-ar-2608925/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Is NC a swing state, or was 2008 a fluke?" Newser, Sept. 15, http://www.newser.com/article/da1a7k2o1/is-nc-a-swing-state-or-was-2008-a-fluke-sluggish-recovery-in-tar-heel-state-may-cost-obama.html (also at The Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald: http://www.rrdailyherald.com/access/slow-rebound-may-determine-whether-nc-really-swung/article_8e83ae02-ff41-11e1-b472-001a4bcf887a.html, Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/ap/statef/slow-rebound-may-determine-whether-nc-really-swung-1217105, Minnesota Public Radio: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/09/15/politics/nc-campaign/, Yahoo! Finance: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/slow-rebound-may-determine-whether-nc-really-swung-125329334.html, Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/15/2344986/ncs-slow-rebound-may-determine.html, The Street: http://www.thestreet.com/story/11703375/1/slow-rebound-may-determine-whether-nc-really-swung.html,
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"Barrage of polls cloud political outlook," Charlotte Observer, Sept. 15, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/09/15/3532683/polling-methods-or-bias-can-taint.html
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)
"Savings spurred BCBSNC's stake," Triangle Business Journal, Sept. 14, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/print-edition/2012/09/14/savings-spurred-bcbsncs-stake.html?page=all
(quotes Adam Searing)
 
Viewpoints with Lockwood Phillips, Sept. 11, http://viewpointsradio.blogspot.com/
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)
 
"Asking the wrong question," Greenville Daily Reflector, Sept. 10, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/mooneyham/mooneyham-asking-wrong-question-1209853
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
"GOP's own 'pay-to-play'," Greenville Daily Reflector, Sept. 10, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gops-own-pay-play-1208465
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Making workplace law work well," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/09/2324687/making-workplace-law-work-well.html
(Harry Payne op-ed)
 
"Charter school a bad idea, foes say," Carrboro Citizen, Sept. 6, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2012/09/06/charter-school-a-bad-idea-foes-say/
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)
 
"State education board likely to approve 25 new charter schools," The Durham Herald-Sun, Sept. 6, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/20043492/article-State-education-board-likely-to-approve-25-new-charter-schools
(cites Matt Ellinwood)
 
"NC school board supports 25 more charter schools," Myrtle Beach Sun News, Sept. 6, http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2012/09/06/3041401/nc-school-board-voting-on-25-more.html (also at Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/09/07/1202430?sac=fo.local, Asheville Citizen-Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/viewart/20120906/NEWS/309060048/NC-school-board-vote-25-more-charter-schools?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Frontpage|s, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: http://www.ajc.com/news/ap/education/nc-school-board-voting-on-25-more-charter-schools/nR4bJ/, CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57507677/nc-school-board-supports-25-more-charter-schools/, NBC-17: http://www2.nbc17.com/news/wake-county/2012/sep/06/8/nc-school-board-voting-25-more-charter-schools-ar-2582677/, Greenwich Time: http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/NC-school-board-voting-on-25-more-charter-schools-3843536.php, SF Gate: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NC-school-board-supports-25-more-charter-schools-3843536.php)
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"State gives preliminary OK to 25 new charter schools," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/06/2321190/state-gives-preliminary-ok-to.html
(NC Justice Center)
 
"Labor Day: The State of Working NC 2012," Blue NC, September 3, http://bluenc.com/labor-day-state-working-north-carolina-2012
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Study cites dismal job stats in last decade in N.C.," Winston-Salem Journal, September 3, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2012/sep/03/study-cites-dismal-job-stats-in-last-decade-in-nc-ar-2573847/
(cites NC Justice Center)
 
"Tax code needs overhaul," Greenville Daily Reflector, Sept. 2, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-tax-code-needs-overhaul-1198079
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"North Carolina's middle class shows the strain of years of job losses," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/09/01/2311035/north-carolinas-middle-class-shows.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)
 
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

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