In the News: November 2011

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"Is it okay to increase utility bills?", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, Nov. 30, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/11/is-it-okay-to-increase-utility-bi...
(Al Ripley interview)

"Food Insecurity in North Carolina," Policy Points (South by North Strategies), Nov. 30, http://www.sbnstrategies.com/archives/9135
(cites Louisa Warren, NC Budget & Tax Center)

"NC attorney says local voter ID laws have problems," WRAL, Nov. 30, http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/10442261/ (also at Greenville Daily Reflector, http://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/nc-attorney-says-local-voter-id-laws-..., and WNCT Eyewitness News 9: http://www2.wnct.com/news/2011/nov/30/nc-attorney-says-local-voter-id-la...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NAACP prez: GOP-led legislature practices 'racism and classism'," Q Notes, Nov. 30, http://goqnotes.com/13533/naacp-prez-gop-led-legislature-practices-racis...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Note to Bill Faison: Run or get off the pot," Independent Weekly, Nov. 29, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2011/11/29/note-to-bill-faison-...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Duke Energy executive defends rate hike," Charlotte Observer, Nov. 29, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/29/2813437/duke-energy-exec-def... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/30/1679480/duke-begins-defense-of-ra...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Duke Energy president defends proposed price hike," WRAL, Nov. 29, http://www.wral.com/business/story/10437126/
(quotes Al Ripley)

"It doesn't matter to GOP that race matters," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies blog), Nov. 29, http://www.southernstudies.org/2011/11/voices-it-doesnt-matter-to-gop-th...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Chris Fitzsimon on the curious legislative special session," Winston-Salem Journal, Nov. 27, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/nov/27/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Legislators to discuss possible cap on gas tax," News 14, Nov. 26, http://sandhills.news14.com/content/top_stories/650172/legislators-to-di...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Duke Energy rate hike still has critics," Charlotte Observer, Nov. 26, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/26/2805053/despite-proposed-dea...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Duke rate hike would hit homeowners but give massive breaks to Google, Apple data farms," Mountain Xpress, Nov. 22, http://www.mountainx.com/article/37798/Opinion-Duke-rate-hike-would-hit-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"More than 2 million North Carolinians experienced 'food hardship' in 2010," Mountain Xpress, Nov. 22, http://www.mountainx.com/article/37737/More-than-2-million-North-Carolin...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Inmigrantes mexicanas ganan demanda por discriminacion en EE.UU.," Univision, Nov. 21, http://feeds.univision.com/feeds/article/2011-11-21/inmigrantes-mexicana...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina Seafood Company to Implement Gender Non-Discrimination Policy After Guest Workers' Lawsuit," American Civil Liberties Union, Nov. 21, http://www.aclu.org/womens-rights/north-carolina-seafood-company-impleme...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC lawmakers take a one-sided look at fracking," Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies), Nov. 21, http://southernstudies.org/2011/11/nc-lawmakers-take-a-one-sided-look-at...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Behind the numbers," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/20/1653904/behind-the-numbers.html
(Louisa Warren & Rob Thompson op-ed)

"Job action," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/20/1653919/job-action.html (also at Myrtle Beach Sun News: http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/11/19/2506464/other-viewpoints-north-caro...)
(cites Allan Freyer)

"As Congress tries to slash spending, communities such as Fayetteville are likely in for a jolt," Fayetteville Observer, Nov. 20, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/11/20/1136474?sac=Local
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Opponent of higher tuition," Greenville Daily Reflector, Nov. 20, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-opponent-higher-tui...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Chris Fitzsimon on a surprising wrinkle in the proposed tuition hike," Winston-Salem Journal, Nov. 19, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/nov/19/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Session after session, our legislature ignores the kids," Southern Pines Pilot, Nov. 18, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/nov/18/session-after-session-our-legis...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"LaRoque taps top lawyer amid money allegations," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/18/1652158/laroque-taps-top-lawyer-a...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Ethics request like 'partisan political debate'," M2M Politics, Nov. 17, http://www.m2mpolitics.com/news/political-2168-attorney-raleigh.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Left is Wrong on Tax Fairness," Carolina Journal, Nov. 17, http://www.carolinajournal.com/jhdailyjournal/display_jhdailyjournal.htm...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Top NC House Democrats Want LaRoque Allegations to be Examined," Crazy Wayno, Nov. 17, http://www.crazywayno.com/newsarticle5594.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC House Democrat wants ethic probe of LaRoque," Hickory Daily Record, Nov. 17, http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/news/2011/nov/17/nc-house-democrat-wants-e...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC lawmaker's attorney criticizes probe request," WRAL, Nov. 17, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/10395137/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Public Records Continue to Undermine Exaggerations of Layoffs," Watchdog, Nov. 17, http://watchdog.org/11991/public-records-continue-to-undermine-exaggerat...
(cites Together NC)

"NC House Democrat wants chamber to examine LaRoque," WBTV, Nov. 16, http://www.wbtv.com/story/16056121/nc-house-democrat-wants-chamber-to-ex...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC gov, GOP at odds over severance significance," WRAL, Nov. 16, http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/10390311/
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"NC House Democrat wants chamber to examine LaRoque," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/16/1649071/nc-house-democrat-wants-c...
(cites (NC Policy Watch)

"What's your number?" Greensboro News & Record, Nov. 16, http://www.news-record.com/blog/53964/entry/132034
(cites Together NC)

"Dome: Coalition to track human cost of state cuts," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/16/1647157/coalition-to-track-human-...
(cites Together NC)

"Together NC tracks budget impacts," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 15, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/together_nc_tracks_budge...
(cites Together NC)

"Talk policy and politics tonight with progressive movement leaders," Fayetteville Observer, Nov. 14, http://blogs.fayobserver.com/peoplesbusiness/November-2011/Talk-policy--...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"What is going on with Penn State?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Nov. 14, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-is-going-on-with-penn-state....
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Go figure... people voting for taxes," Greensboro News-Record, Nov. 14, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/11/10/article/go_figure_people_v...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Vets' jobless benefits," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/13/1636727/vets-jobless-benefits.html
(Alexandra Forter Sirota LTE)

"Honing N.C.'s business recruitment tools," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/13/1636212/honing-ncs-business-recru...
(Allan Freyer op-ed)

"Signs of a welcome shift," Winston-Salem Journal, Nov. 13, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/nov/13/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Inside Politics: U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers discusses platform," Fayetteville Observer, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/11/14/1131547?sac=Local
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Dome: LaRoque will drop suit, pay fine," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/11/1634908/state-in-the-middle-on-me...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Is fracking a good idea for North Carolina?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Nov. 11, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/11/is-fracking-good-idea-for-north_1...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Farmers warn of shale gas drilling," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/11/1634965/farmers-warn-of-shale-gas...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NAMI report shows NC avoided deep cuts to mental health funding," PR Newswire, Nov. 10, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nami-report-shows-nc-avoided-dee...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Pennsylvania farmers warn against shale gas drilling here," Charlotte Observer, Nov. 10, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/10/2764233/pennsylvania-farmers...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Are teachers in North Carolina being overpaid?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Nov. 7, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/11/are-teachers-in-north-carolina-be...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Commissioners weigh drug testing for those on aid," Charlotte Observer, Nov. 6, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/08/2757271/drug-test-on-table-f...
(quotes Louisa Warren)

"Rep. Rick Glazier may run for N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction," Fayetteville Observer, Nov. 6, http://blogs.fayobserver.com/peoplesbusiness/November-2011/Rep--Rick-Gla...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Immigrant data shatter crime misconceptions," Winston-Salem Journal, Nov. 6, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/nov/06/wsmain01-immigrant-data-shat...
(quotes Dani Moore)

Durham Herald-Sun, Nov. 5,
(Tazra Mitchell op-ed)

"In Depth: Alexandra Sirota, NC Justice Center," News 14, Nov. 5, http://triad.news14.com/content/local_news/649115/in-depth--alexandra-si...
(Alexandra Foter Sirota interview)

"Chris Fitzsimon says state GOP leadership not cohesive," Winston-Salem Journal, Nov. 5, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/nov/05/wsopin02-chris-fitzs...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Sure, write off the Occupiers," Raleigh News & Observer, Nov. 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/11/05/1618422/sure-write-off-the-occupi...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

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