In the News: September 2011

September 2011

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"$100 million Incentive Packages: US 13, EU 5. Have I missed any?" Daily Kos, Sept. 30, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/30/1021714/-$100-million-Incentive-Packages:-US-13,-EU-5-Have-I-Missed-Any?via=sidebar
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"N.C. poverty rate soars," Washington Daily News, Sept. 29, http://www.wdnweb.com/2011/09/29/n-c-poverty-rate-soars/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC poverty increase sparks worries about future," Charlotte Observer, Sept. 29, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/09/29/2649754/nc-poverty-increase-... (AP story, also in CNBC, Greensboro News-Record, WRAL, Asheville-Citizen Times, Forbes, WBTV, Washington Examiner)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Scratch and Win," Reason Magazine, Sept. 29, http://reason.com/archives/2011/09/29/scratch-and-win
(Cites NC Policy Watch)

"Thursday letters: Name-calling," Winston-Salem Journal, Sept. 29, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/sep/29/wsopin01-the-readers...
(response to Chris Fitzsimon's op-ed)

"Robert Greenwald and Max Stanley: The Koch Brothers are At It Again," Huffington Post, Sept. 28, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-greenwald-and-max-stanley/the-koch-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Lottery is a loser for state, players," Greensboro News-Record, Sept. 28, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/09/27/article/editorial_lottery_...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Teacher Firings: Disappointing 'Discrepancy' Continues," Southern Pines Pilot, Sept. 28, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/sep/28/teacher-firings-disappointing-d...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"The Koch Brothers are at it again in public schools," OpEdNews, Sept. 27, http://www.opednews.com/Diary/The-Koch-Brothers-are-at-i-by-Robert-Green...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Poverty Rises Across North Carolina," South by North Strategies, Sept. 27, http://www.sbnstrategies.com/2011/09/27/poverty-rises-across-north-carol...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Forcing the gay agenda on gullible," The Daily Advance, Sept. 27, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/letters/forcing-gay-agenda-gullible-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"N.C. lottery, poverty," Greenville Daily Reflector, Sept. 26, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-nc-lottery-poverty-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Getting more out of the merger," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/26/1512078/getting-more-out-of-the-m...
(Al Ripley & Rob Schofield op-ed)

"State's lottery still failing the smell test," Charlotte Observer, Sept. 26, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/09/26/2640117/states-lottery-still...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Paid Sick Leave for Everyone," Bill LuMaye Show, Sept. 26, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/09/paid-sick-leave-for-everyone.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"NC jobs lost," Bill LuMaye Show, Sept. 26, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/09/bill-lumaye_1373.html
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)

"Dome: DNC launches ad for American Jobs Act," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/26/1518357/dnc-launches-ad-for-ameri...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Study waits on NC unemployment debt solution," Canadian Business (AP story), Sept. 25, http://www.canadianbusiness.com/article/47395--study-waits-on-nc-unemplo...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"Chris Fitzsimon says the lottery still a loser," Winston-Salem Journal, Sept. 24, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/sep/24/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Durham gay pride event previews spirited marriage debate," WRAL, Sept. 24, http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10178429/
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Area job losses continue to mount," Greensboro News-Record, Sept. 24, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/09/23/article/area_job_losses_co...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"New wage rules are delayed for 60 days," New Orleans Times-Picayune, Sept. 23, http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2011/09/new_wage_rules_are_delaye...
(quotes Clermont Fraser)

"Thom Tillis Stars at First Ever 'Tilly Awards,'" NC State AFL-CIO, Sept. 23, http://aflcionc.org/2011/09/23/thom-tillis-stars-at-first-ever-tilly-awa...
(cites Jeff Shaw)

"Political Connections: Creating jobs in North Carolina," News 14, Sept. 23, http://charlotte.news14.com/content/politics/647210/political-connection...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interviewed)

"Job gains don't keep area unemployment rate from rising," Winston-Salem Journal, Sept. 23, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/sep/23/triad-unemployment-rate-rise...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Poverty in North Carolina continues to rise," Moutain Xpress, Sept. 23, http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2011/poverty_in_north_carolina_continu...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Debt Collectors Lobby to Block Tougher Rules," Bloomberg News, Sept. 22, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-21/debt-collectors-lobby-to-block-...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"The State of Working," WUNC's The State of Things, Sept. 21, http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/The_State_of_Working.mp3/view
(Alexadra Forter Sirota interview)

"It takes a bigot," The Daily Advance, Sept. 21, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/letters/it-takes-bigot-699339
(response to Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Cayo Thommie Rand Pierce, un supuesto consultor de immigracion que estafo a cientos de hispanos," La Conexion, Sept. 21, http://www.laconexionusa.com/content/cay%C3%B3-thommie-rand-pierce-un-su...
(cites NC Justice Center, Kate Woomer Dieters)

"N.C. industries fear new wage rules," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/21/1505037/industries-fear-new-wage-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"ACLU apologizes for Zebulon profiling claim," Eastern Wake News, Sept. 21, http://www.easternwakenews.com/2011/09/21/13213/aclu-apologizes-for-zebu...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"State's Voters Have a Chance to Prove the Bigots Wrong," Southern Pines Pilot, Sept. 21, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/sep/21/states-voters-have-a-chance-to-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Power customers may foot bill for Duke-Progress layoffs," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/21/1505009/power-customers-may-foot-...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Report targets changes to lottery funding," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 20, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/report_targets_changes_t...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. Lottery: A failed experiment," Beaufort Observer, Sept. 20, http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-c-2011-09-20-255850.112112-N-C-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC regulators weigh power merger," WRAL, Sept. 20, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/blogpost/10160364/
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Duke, Progress merger gets resistance at public hearing," WFAE, Sept. 20, http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=7798
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Speakers decry Duke-Progress merger as monopolistic overreach," Charlotte Observer, Sept. 20, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/09/20/2624716/speakers-decry-duke-...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"NC Justice Center Report Calls Education Lottery Failed Experiment," Digtriad.com, Sept. 20, http://www.digtriad.com/news/local/article/191970/57/Is-The-Lottery-A-Fa...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"New study: NC Education Lottery not helping fund schools," Eyewitness News 9, Sept. 19, http://www2.wnct.com/news/2011/sep/19/new-study-nc-education-lottery-not...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Important issues remain," Greenville Daily Reflector, Sept. 19, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-important-issues-re...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Public gets last chance to weigh in on Duke-Progress merger," Institute for Southern Sutdies' Facing South blog Sept. 19, http://www.southernstudies.org/2011/09/public-gets-last-chance-to-weigh-...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Chris Fitzsimon is betting voters nix gay marriage ban," Winston-Salem Journal, Sept. 18, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/sep/18/wsopin02-chris-fitzs...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"How do you feel about the economy and gay marriage?" Bill LuMaye show, Sept. 16, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-do-you-feel-about-economy-and...
(Rob Schofield interview)

Edwin McLenaghan interview, Bill LuMaye show WPTF, Sept. 15
(no link available)

"North Carolina: Where homophobia is law," People's World, Sept. 15, http://peoplesworld.org/north-carolina-where-homophobia-is-law/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"AFL-CIO gets funny," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 15, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/alfcio_gets_funny
(cites Together NC)

"Better jobs, the state of the economy for working families, increasing national poverty and more," Progressive States Network, Sept. 15, http://www.progressivestates.org/news/research-roundup/2011-09-15
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. jobless rate rises to 10.4 percent," Winston-Salem Journal, Sept. 14, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/sep/14/august-jobless-rate-rises-to...
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business during N.C. visit," Rocky Mount Telegram, Sept. 14, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/ncwire/obama-touts-jobs-bill-bene...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Campaign over marriage amendment will change North Carolina," Mountain Xpress, Sept. 14, http://www.mountainx.com/article/35273/Opinion-Campaign-over-marriage-am...
(Rob Schofield op-ed)

"Amendment voters may give bigots a surprise," The Daily Advance, Sept. 14, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-amendmen...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Obama promotes jobs plan in Raleigh visit," Danbury News Times, Sept. 14, http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Obama-promotes-jobs-plan-in-Raleig...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"NC Senate approves marriage amendment," ABC 11, Sept. 13, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8350368
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"NC House OKs Referendum on Same-Sex Marriage," CBN News, Sept. 13, http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2011/September/NC-House-OKs-Referendum-on-...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Defense of Marriage Act actually an assault on freedom," Wilmington Star-News, Sept. 13, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110913/COLUMNIST/110919917
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"Will North Carolina Legalize Gay Marriage?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Sept. 12, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/09/will-north-carolina-legalize-gay....
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Loans and LaRoque," Raleigh News & Observer, Sept. 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/09/12/1481111/facebook-co-founder-wont-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"A disgusting day that removes any doubt," 2012: What's the 'real' truth?, Sept. 12, https://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2011/09/13/from-north-carolina-policy-wat...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"The State of Working North Carolina," South by North Strategies' Policy Points, Sept. 12, http://www.sbnstrategies.com/2011/09/12/working-nc/
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"The GOP Move on More at Four," Southern Pines Pilot, Sept. 11, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/sep/11/the-gop-move-on-more-at-four/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Wages of the lowest paid declined the most in N.C.", Charlotte Observer, Sept. 10, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/09/10/2593894/wages-of-the-lowest-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The Public School Forum's Friday Report," NC Forum, Sept. 9, http://www.ncforum.org/doclib/2011_0909.pdf
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"How changes in workers' comp will affect N.C. manufacturers," Charlotte Business Journal, Sept. 9, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2011/09/09/how-change...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"State OKs utility merger settlement," The Post & Courier, Sept. 7, http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/sep/07/state-oks-utility-merger-...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"NC Justice Center: Caregivers struggle to balance work, family-care obligations," Mountain Xpress, Sept. 7, http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2011/nc_justice_center_caregivers_stru...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Baptist Hospital received $1.34 million in overpayments from State Health Plan, audit finds," Winston-Salem Journal, Sept. 7, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/sep/07/1/baptist-hospital-received-...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Remembering the Lessons of the Fire in Hamlet," Southern Pines Pilot, Sept. 7, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/sep/07/remembering-the-lessons-of-the-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Members of the NC DREAM Team, others detained at Charlotte rally for equal access to education," Daily Tar Heel, Sept. 6, http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2011/09/dream_0907
(quotes Dani Moore)

"SC, NC regulators OK Duke-Progress merger accord," WRAL, Sept. 6, http://www.wral.com/business/story/10091781/
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Jobless lose help paying COBRA," Watauga Democrat, Sept. 6, http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/Jobless-lose-help-paying-COBR...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Hepatitis Scare Highlights Need for Paid Sick Days," Fayetteville Observer, Sept. 4, http://fayobserver.com/articles/2011/09/04/1119575?sac=Opin
(also at Family Values @ Work, Sept. 5, http://familyvaluesatwork.org/blog/2011/09/05/hepatitis-scare-highlights...
(Louisa Warren op-ed)

"State of Working in North Carolina," North Carolina News Network, Sept. 5, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/7229-state-of-working-in-north-carolina
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"The biggest 'plant' closing of the year - education," The Daily Advance, Sept. 4, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-biggest-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Viewing teaching jobs," Greenville Daily Reflector, Sept. 4, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-viewing-teach...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Remembering the lessons of the Hamlet fire," Institute for Southern Studies, Sept. 1, http://www.southernstudies.org/2011/09/voices-remembering-the-lessons-of...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Same Sex Marriage Ban Up for a Vote," Bill Lumaye Show, WPTF, Sept. 1, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/09/same-sex-marriage-ban-up-for-vote...
(Chris Fitzsimon interview)

"The Constitution as a Progressive Document?", Bill LuMaye Show, WPTF, Sept. 1, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/09/constitution-as-progressive-docum...
(Jeff Shaw interview)
 

Also see clips from August 2011, July 2011, June 2011, May 2011, April 2011, March 2011, February 2011, January 2011, December 2010November 2010, October 2010, September 2010, August 2010, July 2010, June 2010, May 2010, April 2010, March 2010February 2010January 2010, December 2009, November 2009, September 2009, August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, March 2009, February 2009 and January 2009.