In the News: September 2009


"Leaving prison -- and staying out," Independent Weekly, Sep. 30,
(Justice Center cited)

"Former Cigna executive backs health care reform public option," NBC 17, Sep. 29,|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,
(Angella Dunston cited)

"Census survey finds sharp rise in poverty," Wilkes Journal-Patriot, Sep. 28,
(Justice Center cited, Adam Searing quoted)

"Perdue names director of constituent groups," Winston-Salem Journal, Sep. 28,
(Angella Dunston cited)

"Dunston named as outreach director for NC governor," WLOS, Sep. 28,
(Angella Dunston cited)

"An odd definition of 'niceties,'" The Pilot, Sep. 26,
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Residents prefer health care tuneup," WFAE 90.7, Sep. 26,
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Ground rules for NC budget process have to be clear," Citizen-Times, Sep. 25,
(Policy Watch cited)

"Jobless may get benefits longer," News & Observer, Sep. 22,
(Louisa Warren quoted)

"Number of uninsured growing in North Carolina," WHQR Public Radio, Sep. 22,
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Survey reveals who's insured locally," Wilmington Star-News, Sep. 21,
(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,, ,

"Easleys may have inflated prices," Sun News, Sep. 20,
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"NC unemployment rate dips slightly in August," Fayetteville Observer, Sep. 19,
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"Study: NC spending per person lowest in 13 years," Mountain XPress, Sep. 19,
(BTC research cited)

"Study: NC spending per person lowest in 13 years," Southern Highland Reader, Sep. 18,
(BTC research cited)

Health Care segment, News 14's Political Connections, Sep. 19,
(Adam Linker interviewed)

"Many factors fuel skyrocketing health care costs," Triangle Business Journal, Sep. 18,^2125301
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Those who can't pay for care costing millions for those who can," Triangle Business Journal, Sep. 18,^2125431
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Government spending per person drops," The Daily Views (Charlotte Observer editorial blog), Sep. 16,
(BTC research cited)

"The real 'Norma Rae' dies, but her fight lives on," Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sep. 15,
(Policy Watch cited)

"Crowded classes' sales tax lessons," News & Observer, Sep. 15,
(Stephen Jackson op-ed)

"Left and Right angles on taxes," Gaston Gazette, Sep. 14,
(BTC cited)

"The art of data gathering," Creative Loafing blog, Sep. 14,
(Adam Searing cited)

"Watchdog agencies keep an eye on Easley," Winston-Salem Journal, Sep. 12,
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"Watchdogs rip Easleys' deal," Charlotte Observer, Sep. 12,
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"Watchdogs again disappointed with ex-NC governor," WLOS TV, Sep. 12,
(Chris Fitzsimon interviewed)

"Census finds drop in poverty," News & Observer, Sep. 11,
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Number of NC uninsured grows," Enquirer Journal, Sep. 11,
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Open letter on Duke rate increase," Carrboro Citizen, Sep. 10,
(Justice Center cited)

"Census reports nearly 17 percent in NC uninsured," WRAL, Sep. 10,
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Survey: 15 percent of NC residents lack health insurance," Charlotte Observer, Sep. 10,
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Census bureau: fewer North Carolinians lack health insurance," Triangle Business Journal, Sep. 10,
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Census data shows 1 in 6 in North Carolina without health coverage," Creative Loafing blog, Sep. 10,
(Adam Searing quoted, Justice Center cited)

"Real commitment or empty rhetoric?," Carrboro Citizen, Sept. 10,
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Hands-Off rally-goers unmoved," News & Observer, Sep. 9,
(Adam Searing interviewed)

"Could you start paying a tax at the barber shop?," Gaston Gazette, Sep. 9,
(Steve Jackson and Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Shared values on health reform," News & Observer, Sep. 9,
(Adam Searing op-ed)

"State to take look at taxes," Eastern North Carolina Today, Sep. 8,
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Legislators look at tax reform," Times-News, Sep. 6,
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"Was 2000-2007 the US's new gilded age?," Carrboro Citizen, Sep. 3,
(Elaine Mejia column)

"Legislator says tax increases prevent worse cuts to services," New Bern Sun-Journal, Sep. 1, 2009,
(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.