In the News: May 2009

Also see clips from April 2009, March 2009, February 2009 and January 2009.

MAY 2009

"Advocacy by nonprofits brings benefits," Southern Pines Pilot, May 31,
(Justice Center cited)

"Triangle jobless rate is steady," News & Observer, May 30,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"Program offers working poor a way up," News & Observer, May 30,
(BTC data used in chart)

"Is the Triad's jobless rate rebounding?" Winston-Salem Journal, May 30,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"Deficit could give video poker operators chance to ante up," WRAL, May 29,
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"April jobless rate lower in Pitt, Greenville," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 29,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"The imaginary shift to the left not supported by the record," Southern Pines Pilot, May 28,
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Food stamps segment," WUNC, May 28, no link available.
(John Quinterno interviewed)

"How good is lottery for schools?" WTVD, May 28,
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"Priority one: People," News & Observer, May 27,
(Letter to the Editor referencing Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The state of spending," News & Observer, May 27,
(Paul Stam letter referencing Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Public investment segment," Lockwood Phillips show on WTKF 107, May 26,
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Sour economy swells food stamp rolls," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 24,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"State jobless rate holds steady March-April," Durham Herald-Sun, March 23,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"NC's jobless rate may not have peaked yet," Winston-Salem Journal, March 22,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"Jobless numbers are a sign of hope," Fayetteville Observer, March 22,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"North Carolina unemployment rate holds steady at 10.8 percent," Triad Business Journal, May 22,
(John Quinterno quoted. Story also ran in Charlotte Business Journal ( and Triangle Business Journal (

"North Carolina jobless rate stays steady for April," Daily Reflector, May 22,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"Advocates: 'Balanced approach' to taxes needed," Daily Advance, May 22,
(Together NC story)

"Justice Center analyst: expand sales tax," Daily Advance, May 22,
(Meg Gray quoted)

"Health Scare," News & Observer, May 22,
(Op-ed, Justice Center + Adam Searing cited)

"Food stamp caseload growing," Daily Courier, May 22,
(Justice Center cited)

"ESC Chief Moses Carey not ready to say the worst is over," Triangle Business Journal, 5/22/09, subscription only, PDF attached

(John Quinterno quoted)


"Local governments strapped for cash," WUNC, May 21,
(John Quinterno interviewed)

Chris Fitzsimon budget column, News & Observer, May 21, no link available.

"Burr's face on GOP health plan," News & Observer, May 21,

(Adam Linker quoted)

"Forum seeks input on public investment," Daily Advance, May 21,
(Jeff Shaw quoted)

"Food stamp use jumps: hard times push people to seek help," Fayetteville Observer, May 21,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"Food help up across region," Winston-Salem Journal, May 21,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"Taking the low road to economic development," Carrboro Citizen, May 21,
(Elaine Mejia op-ed)

"Blue Cross ready to fight health plan," News & Observer, May 21,
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Food stamp segment," WLOS TV, May 21,
(Justice Center cited)

"NC Justice Center holds workshop for nonprofits," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 21,
(Justice Center cited)

"Change how businesses report revenue to the state," Daily Tar Heel, May 21,
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"Food help up across region," Winston-Salem Journal, May 20,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"NC insurance giant opposes Obama's health care plan," WRAL, May 19,
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Left wing is faring better in Raleigh," Charlotte Observer, May 17,
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Town Hall event set for June 3," Durham Herald-Sun, May 17,
(Together NC cited)

"Deregulation bill may not help phone customers," Winston-Salem Journal, May 17,
(Al Ripley quoted)

"NC legislature considers new employment  laws," Business Management Daily, May 17,
(Paid Sick Days campaign, Justice Center cited)

"Even the insured grapple with health costs," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 16,
(Jeff Shaw quoted)

"North Carolina's 'low road' in economic development," Durham Herald-Sun, May 14,
(Elaine Mejia op-ed)

"NC lawmakers may end local phone company oversight," Associated Press, May 13,,0,7156290...
(Al Ripley quoted. Story ran in Chicago Tribune and Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald, Forbes ( and other outlets)

"There are still plenty of reasons not to resume executions," The Pilot (Southern Pines), May 12,
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Recession pushes up food stamp payments," High Point Enterprise, May 12,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"Food stamps the new cash tender for North Carolinians," WFMY, May 12,
(John Quinterno quoted)

"Author: Time is ripe for change," Q-Notes (Charlotte), May 11,
(Story about Policy Watch Crucial Conversation with Mike Lux)

"Food stamps segment," WCHL radio, May 11 no link available.
(John Quinterno interviewed)

"Report outlines benefits of non-profits," North Carolina News Network, May 11,
(Justice Center cited)

"Economy segment," WUNC, May 8, no link available.
(John Quinterno interviewed by Leoneda Inge)

"Reasons not to resume executions," Carrboro Citizen, May 7,
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Punitive Plan," News & Observer, May 7,
(Adam Linker cited)

"Misguided, intrusive health coverage," News & Observer, May 6,
(Adam Linker op-ed)

"Local Briefs: Health Care talk scheduled," Durham Herald-Sun, May 5,
(HAC and Hope Marasco cited)

"Is the reign of the brain over?" Business North Carolina, May 2009, no link available.
(John Quinterno quoted)

"Modern day land grab haunting blacks," Durham News, May 2,
(Rob Schofield op-ed)

"Paid sick days for better health," News & Observer, May 1,
(Louisa Warren op-ed)

Also see clips from April 2009, March 2009, February 2009 and January 2009.

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