In the News: October 2011

October 2011

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"What are the scariest stories of 2011?", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, Oct. 31, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-are-scariest-stories-of-2011...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"US colleges consider new consolidation options to help cut costs," Daily Tar Heel, Oct. 31, http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2011/10/us_colleges_consid...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"GOP dodging budget blame," Greenville Daily Reflector, Oct. 31, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-dodging-budget-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Gaston poverty rate rising," Gaston Gazette, Oct. 30, http://www.gastongazette.com/news/gaston-62658-poverty-rate.html
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"How to cut health care costs without gutting Medicare," Charlotte Observer, Oct. 30, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/30/2733722/how-to-cut-health-ca...
(Adam Searing op-ed)

"Marriage amendment may negate more than gay marriage," Mountain Xpress, Oct. 29, http://www.mountainx.com/article/36912/Marriage-amendment-may-negate-mor...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Jobless Rates Ease," iStock Analyst, Oct. 29, http://www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/5508341/jobless-rates-ease
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Double Speaker Tillis caught red handed by Policy Watch," Blue NC, Oct. 28, http://www.bluenc.com/double-speaker-tillis-caught-red-handed-policy-watch
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"In economic recovery, rural North Carolina counties struggling, nonprofit reports," Mountain Xpress, Oct. 28, http://www.mountainx.com/article/36894/In-economic-recovery-rural-North-...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Local leaders detail how state budget cuts have impacted Buncombe programs," Mountain Xpress, Oct. 28, http://www.mountainx.com/article/36893/Local-leaders-detail-how-state-bu...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center, quotes Louisa Warren)

"Buncombe leaders detail impact of NC budget cuts on local community services as group advocates tax policy overhaul as long-term funding solution," Carolina Public Press, Oct. 28, http://www.carolinapublicpress.org/7094/buncombe-leaders-detail-nc-budge...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center, quotes Louisa Warren)

"Toll road envy," Greensboro News & Record, Oct. 26, http://www.news-record.com/blog/54431/entry/130483
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Was that Art Pope calling? About 'liberal Kevin Hill'?" Independent Weekly, Oct. 26, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2011/10/26/was-that-art-pope-ca...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Test me, test them," Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/26/1594740/test-me-test-them.html
(response to Louisa Warren op-ed)

"What is the Latest on Immigration?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Oct. 24, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-is-latest-on-immigration.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"The crisis of crisis pregnancy centers," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies), Oct. 24, http://southernstudies.org/2011/10/the-crisis-of-crisis-pregnancy-center...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Speaker's drug plan tests the limits," Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/23/1584858/speakers-drug-plan-tests-...
(Louisa Warren op-ed)

"GOP actions in Raleigh," Greenville Daily Reflector, Oct. 23, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-actions-raleigh...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Chris Fitzsimon says GOP has made a losing gamble," Winston-Salem Journal, Oct. 22, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/oct/22/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Should NC Drug Test Welfare Recipients?" Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Oct. 21, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/10/should-nc-drug-test-welfare-recip...
(Jeff Shaw guest host)

"How do you feel about the withdrawal of troops in Iraq?" Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Oct. 21, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-do-you-feel-about-withdrawal-...
(Jeff Shaw guest host)

"Protesters seek permission for extended-stay at State Capitol," Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 21, www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/21/1584731/protesters-seek-permission-for.html
(quotes Harry Payne)

"Group: NC Legislature became more business friendly as workers' comp, malpractice laws passed," The Republic, Oct. 20, http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/d7e9262ecaab434eb726c7dba7cc87e4/N...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Qaddafi's Dead! Was the President Right?" Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Oct. 20, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/10/qaddafi-dead-was-president-right....
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Triangle 'Occupy' sites vary in intensity," Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/19/1578375/triangle-occupy-sites-var...
(cites Rochelle Sparko)

2010 Living Income Standard: Website of the Week, NC Bar Association e-Bar, Oct. 18
(no link available)

Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Oct. 17, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-is-president-visit-to-nc.html
(Jeff Shaw guest host)

"Chris Fitzsimon says Republican budget is hurting children," Winston-Salem Journal, Oct. 16, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/oct/16/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Poverty numbers on rise in US, NC," Salisbury Post, Oct. 16, http://www.salisburypost.com/News/101611-Poverty-on-the-rise-sidebar-qcd
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Progressive wind blowing," Greenville Daily Reflector, Oct. 16, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-progressive-wind-bl...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"NC NAACP chief says 2012 tour to focus on poverty," Fox Carolina, Oct. 15, http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/15702063/nc-naacp-chief-says-2012-tour-...
(Cites NC Justice Center)

"NAACP chief announces 'Face of Poverty' tour," Winston-Salem Journal, Oct. 14, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/oct/14/1/naacp-chief-announces-face...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC has no plans for billions it owes Washington," ABC-11, Oct. 14, abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/abc11_investigates&id=8392465
(quotes Harry Payne)

"Watch out for job number jujitsu," Carolina Journal, Oct. 14, http://www.carolinajournal.com/jhdailyjournal/display_jhdailyjournal.htm...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Lottery director addresses criticisms," WFAE, Oct. 13, http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=7883
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Liberal 'reporting' smears another good citizen," Power Line, Oct. 13, http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2011/10/liberal-reporting-smears-a...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

Donna Martinez show, "People in Politics" on WPTF, Oct. 12, http://sgrtoday.com/archive/people-in-politics.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Energy companies Duke, Progress lumber toward merger," Independent Weekly, Oct. 12, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/energy-companies-duke-progress-lumber-t...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Public to have say on Duke Energy's proposed 20 percent rate hike," Charlotte Observer, Oct. 11, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/11/2681978/public-to-have-say-o...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Did you vote today?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Oct. 11, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/10/did-you-vote-today.html
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Rob Schofield on Rob Margiotta's election defeat," Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 11, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/rob-schofield-on-ron-margiottas-ele...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Program Changes to Medicaid Would Negatively Affect Families, Economy," Insurance News Net, Oct. 11, http://insurancenewsnet.com/article.aspx?id=284988
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Reward for bad behavior," Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/11/1555695/reward-for-bad-behavior.html
(Edwin McLenaghan op-ed)

"Rob Schofield on the school board majority 'dismantling a once-excellent school system,'" Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 10, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/rob-schofield-on-the-school-board-m...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Asheville report card: A for primary voters, F for economic woes," Asheville Citizen-Times, Oct. 10, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20111011/OPINION01/310110004/Ashevi...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Do you feel that Herman Cain is a sell out?" Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Oct. 10, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/10/do-you-feel-that-herman-cain-is-s...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Art Pope, Citizens United, and North Carolina Politics," The New Yorker, Oct. 10, http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/10/10/111010fa_fact_mayer
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"NC protest testifies to unemployment woes," Fox Carolina, Oct. 10, http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/15654001/nc-protest-testifies-to-unempl...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Dome: Poverty highest since '81," Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/10/1554092/group-calls-for-double-fe...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Fed up with bad government," Greenville Daily Reflector, Oct. 9, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-fed-bad-government-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Letter: What happens in Vegas hurts N.C.," Greenville Daily Reflector, Oct. 9, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letters/letter-what-happens-vegas-hurts...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Triangle CEOs back tax break," Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/08/1548524/triangle-ceos-back-tax-br...
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

People in Politics, WPTF, Oct. 8, http://sgrtoday.com/archive/people-in-politics/1330-people-in-politics-1...
(Chris Fitzsimon interview)

"Chris Fitzsimon on the agenda of disenfranchisement," Winston-Salem Journal, Oct. 8, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/oct/08/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Several business leaders back Hagan-McCain overseas corporate profit bill," WRAL, Oct. 7, http://www.wral.com/business/story/10233822/
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Hagan co-sponsors corporate tax break," Greensboro News-Record, Oct. 7, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/10/07/article/hagan_co_sponsors_...
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Pope, state politics earn a big stage in New Yorker," The Daily Advance, Oct. 6, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/scott-mooneyham-pope-sta...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Fuzzy Job Math from Gov. Perdue," Carolina Journal, Oct. 6, http://www.carolinajournal.com/opinions/display_story.html?id=8331
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"State debt to federal government growing," North Carolina News Network, Oct. 6, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/7322-state-debt-to-federal-government-growing
(quotes Alexadra Forter Sirota)

"Perdue still trails likely challenger," ABC 11, Oct. 5, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8380187
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Popish Plot? No sale," The Carolina Journal, Oct. 4, http://www.carolinajournal.com/jhdailyjournal/display_jhdailyjournal.htm...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Report finds lottery breaks promises," North Carolina Family Policy Council, Oct. 3, http://ncfpc.org/stories/111003s1.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Chris Fitzsimon points out the failure of current 'reformers'," Winston-Salem Journal, Oct. 2, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/oct/02/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"GOP hypocrisy," Greenville Daily Reflector, Oct. 2, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-hypocrisy-709017
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"See poverty or not, the numbers don't lie," Charlotte Observer, Oct. 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/10/02/2655699/see-poverty-or-not-t...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Real 'progress,'" Raleigh News & Observer, Oct. 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/01/1529921/real-progress.html
(cites Rob Schofield & Al Ripley)

Also see clips from September 2011, 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.