In the News: September 2009

SEPTEMBER 2009

"Leaving prison -- and staying out," Independent Weekly, Sep. 30, http://www.indyweek.com/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A402655
(Justice Center cited)

"Former Cigna executive backs health care reform public option," NBC 17, Sep. 29, http://wake.mync.com/site/wake/news|Sports|Lifestyles/story/42505/former-cigna-executive-backs-health-care-reform-public-option
(NC Policy Watch cited)

"Health Care reform segment," ABC 11, Sep. 29, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Perdue fills position," News & Observer, Sep. 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/national/story/117580.html
(Angella Dunston cited)

"Census survey finds sharp rise in poverty," Wilkes Journal-Patriot, Sep. 28, http://www.journalpatriot.com/fullstory.asp?id=1699
(Justice Center cited, Adam Searing quoted)

"Perdue names director of constituent groups," Winston-Salem Journal, Sep. 28, http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/sep/28/regional-briefs/
(Angella Dunston cited)

"Dunston named as outreach director for NC governor," WLOS, Sep. 28, http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/38c1e94d-www.w...
(Angella Dunston cited)

"An odd definition of 'niceties,'" The Pilot, Sep. 26, http://www.thepilot.com/stories/20090927/opinion/columns/20090927Odd.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Residents prefer health care tuneup," WFAE 90.7, Sep. 26, http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=5467
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Ground rules for NC budget process have to be clear," Citizen-Times, Sep. 25, http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090925/OPINION...
(Policy Watch cited)

"Jobless may get benefits longer," News & Observer, Sep. 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/business/local_state/story/64305.html
(Louisa Warren quoted)

"Number of uninsured growing in North Carolina," WHQR Public Radio, Sep. 22, http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/whqr/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1557362...
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Survey reveals who's insured locally," Wilmington Star-News, Sep. 21, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20090922/ARTICLES/909219932/-1/ENT...
(Adam Searing quoted)

"NC creates own health insurance plan for high-risk patients," News & Observer, Sep. 21.
(Adam Searing interviewed, ran nationally on Scripps news service, in Sun News and other places, http://www.scrippsnews.com/content/nc-creates-own-health-insurance-plan-..., http://www.thesunnews.com/news/local/story/1079645.html , http://www.kypost.com/content/middleblue3/story/Insuring-Those-At-High-R...)

"Easleys may have inflated prices," Sun News, Sep. 20, http://www.thesunnews.com/news/local/story/1077945.html
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"NC unemployment rate dips slightly in August," Fayetteville Observer, Sep. 19, http://www.fayobserver.com/Articles/2009/09/18/934908
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"Study: NC spending per person lowest in 13 years," Mountain XPress, Sep. 19, http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2009/study_nc_spending_per_person_lowe...
(BTC research cited)

"Study: NC spending per person lowest in 13 years," Southern Highland Reader, Sep. 18, http://www.thesouthernhighlandreader.com/study-nc-spending-per-person-lo...
(BTC research cited)

Health Care segment, News 14's Political Connections, Sep. 19, http://news14.com/content/politics//613485/political-connections--adam-l...
(Adam Linker interviewed)

"Many factors fuel skyrocketing health care costs," Triangle Business Journal, Sep. 18, http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2009/09/21/story1.html?...^2125301
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Those who can't pay for care costing millions for those who can," Triangle Business Journal, Sep. 18, http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2009/09/21/story3.html?...^2125431
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Government spending per person drops," The Daily Views (Charlotte Observer editorial blog), Sep. 16, http://obsdailyviews.blogspot.com/2009/09/government-spending-per-person...
(BTC research cited)

"The real 'Norma Rae' dies, but her fight lives on," Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sep. 15, http://www.cleveland.com/schultz/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living-0/12...
(Policy Watch cited)

"Crowded classes' sales tax lessons," News & Observer, Sep. 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/columns/story/1689315.html
(Stephen Jackson op-ed)

"Left and Right angles on taxes," Gaston Gazette, Sep. 14, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/angles-37894-left-right.html
(BTC cited)

"The art of data gathering," Creative Loafing blog, Sep. 14, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2009/09/14/the-art-of-data-gath...
(Adam Searing cited)

"Watchdog agencies keep an eye on Easley," Winston-Salem Journal, Sep. 12, http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2009/sep/13/watchdog-agencies-keep-ey...
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"Watchdogs rip Easleys' deal," Charlotte Observer, Sep. 12, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/local/story/942443.html
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"Watchdogs again disappointed with ex-NC governor," WLOS TV, Sep. 12, http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/28c0fe4f-www.w...
(Chris Fitzsimon interviewed)

"Census finds drop in poverty," News & Observer, Sep. 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1684113.html
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Number of NC uninsured grows," Enquirer Journal, Sep. 11, http://www.enquirerjournal.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Number+of+N...
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Open letter on Duke rate increase," Carrboro Citizen, Sep. 10, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2009/09/10/open-letter-on-duke-rate-...
(Justice Center cited)

"Census reports nearly 17 percent in NC uninsured," WRAL, Sep. 10, http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/5973107/
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Survey: 15 percent of NC residents lack health insurance," Charlotte Observer, Sep. 10, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/breaking/story/938771.html
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Census bureau: fewer North Carolinians lack health insurance," Triangle Business Journal, Sep. 10, http://triangle.bizjournals.com/triangle/stories/2009/09/07/daily43.html
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Census data shows 1 in 6 in North Carolina without health coverage," Creative Loafing blog, Sep. 10, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2009/09/10/census-data-shows-1-...
(Adam Searing quoted, Justice Center cited)

"Real commitment or empty rhetoric?," Carrboro Citizen, Sept. 10, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2009/09/10/real-commitment-or-empty-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Hands-Off rally-goers unmoved," News & Observer, Sep. 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/politics/story/1682653.html
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Could you start paying a tax at the barber shop?," Gaston Gazette, Sep. 9, http://www.gastongazette.com/news/barber-37732-paying-raleigh.html
(Steve Jackson and Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Shared values on health reform," News & Observer, Sep. 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/columns/story/1680422.html
(Adam Searing op-ed)

"State to take look at taxes," Eastern North Carolina Today, Sep. 8, http://www.enctoday.com/news/look-67411-jdn-raleigh-state.html
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Legislators look at tax reform," Times-News, Sep. 6, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/reform-27924-bodycopy-tax.html
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"Was 2000-2007 the US's new gilded age?," Carrboro Citizen, Sep. 3, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2009/09/03/was-2000-2007-the-u-s-%E2...
(Elaine Mejia column)

"Legislator says tax increases prevent worse cuts to services," New Bern Sun-Journal, Sep. 1, 2009, http://www.enctoday.com/news/pay-47638-nbsj-ease-bodycopyrag.html
(Justice Center, Policy Watch cited)

Also see clips from August 2009, July 2009, June 2009, May 2009, April 2009, March 2009, February 2009 and January 2009.