In the News: April 2010

APRIL 2010

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"Groups ask school board not to limit comments," WRAL, April 30, http://www.wral.com/news/education/story/7518767/
(Justice Center cited)

“State Budget Director Charlie Perusse on tax collections and NC’s recovery,” April 30, radio stations in Winston-Salem, Asheville, and Charlotte, no link available.
(NC Policy Watch radio network story)

"Groups accuse NC town's police of racial profiling," Times-News, April 30, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20100430/APN/10a04301929
(Justice Center cited)

"Civil rights groups accuse Zebulon police of targeting Latinos at traffic checkpoints," WTKR TV, April 30 http://www.wtkr.com/news/sns-ap-nc--profilingaccusation,0,1038518.story
(Justice Center cited)

"Groups accuse NC town's police of racial profiling," News & Observer, April 30, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/30/460812/groups-accuse-nc-towns-pol...
(Justice Center cited)

"Iglesia en Carolina del Norte acusa a la policía de practicar revisiones de perfil racial," Por Agencia EFE, April 29, http://www.google.com/hostednews/epa/article/ALeqM5gRWHW134gv7zcbB4-SSMt...
(Dani Martinez-Moore quoted)

"Perdue's peculiar choices," Carrboro Citizen, April 29, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2010/04/29/perdue’s-peculiar-choices/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Rights groups: Zebulon cops targeting Latinos as they go to church," Independent Weekly, April 29, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2010/04/29/rights-groups-zebulo...
(Justice Center cited)

"Late fees on high-interest loans could gouge consumers," Asheville Citizen-Times editorial, April 29, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20100429/OPINION01/304290008/1006
(Justice Center cited)

"Providers of small loans won't be able to collect late fees," News & Record, April 27, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/04/27/article/small_loan_late_fe...
(Al Ripley cited)

"NC lawmakers consider raising lender fees," ABC-11, April 27, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7409723
(Al Ripley interviewed)

"Small loan late fees pushed away by NC advocates," News & Observer, April 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/27/456397/small-loan-late-fees-pushe...
(Al Ripley cited)

"Consumer loan segment," WUNC, April 27, no link available
(Al Ripley interviewed)

"Consumer loan segment," WPTF radio, April 27, no link available.
(Justice Center cited)

"Small loan late fees pushed away by NC advocates," WRAL, April 27, http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/7496330/
(Al Ripley cited)

"Small loan late fees pushed away by NC advocates," Greensboro News-Record, April 27, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/04/27/article/small_loan_late_fe...
(Al Ripley cited)

"Lending lobby's idea of reform," Charlotte Observer, April 27, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/04/27/1400056/lending-lobbys-idea-of-reform.html
(
Justice Center cited)

"NC may let finance companies charge late fees," Charlotte Observer, April 27, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/04/27/1400372/nc-may-let-finance-c...
(Al Ripley quoted)

"Consumer credit late fees debated in Raleigh," Public News Service, April 27, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/13644-1
(Al Ripley quoted)

"Fitzsimon on the three shades of Tedesco," News & Observer's WakeEd blog, April 27, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/node/25601
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Immigration enforcement programs draw heat," Daily Tar Heel, April 27, http://www.dailytarheel.com/content/287g-secure-communities-give-nc-law-...
(Dani Martinez-Moore quoted)

"Consumer alert: late fees for consumer loans," WTVD, April 26, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/video?id=7407360
(
Justice Center cited)

"Consumer loan segment," WRAL, April 26, no link available.
(Justice Center cited)

"Consumer loan segment," News 14, April 26, no link available.
(Justice Center cited)

"Consumer loan segment," WPTF radio, April 26, no link available.
(Justice Center cited)

"Piling 'late fees' on top of profitable storefront loans," News & Observer, April 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/25/451585/piling-late-fees-atop-prof...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Unemployment rate declines for all counties," Kinston Free Press, April 25, http://www.kinston.com/news/lenoir-64917-bodycopyrag-rate.html
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Roads need new priorities before a new pot of money," Durham Herald-Sun, April 24, http://heraldsun.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Roads+need+new+priori...
(Stephen Jackson op-ed)

"Service tax prompts discussion," Daily Reflector, April 24, http://www.reflector.com/news/service-tax-prompts-discussion-32767
(Meg Gray Wiehe quoted)

"Let the taxes and budget debate begin," Greensboro News-Record, April 23, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/04/23/article/chris_fitzsimon_le...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Budget Analysts: state budget still placing economy in a vise grip," Holly Springs Sun, April 23, http://hollyspringssun.com/bookmark/7162045
(Meg Gray Wiehe quoted, BTC cited)

"Fitzsimon on the 'consistently wrong' Gang of Five," News & Observer WakeEd blog, April 22, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/fitzsimon-on-the-consistently-wrong...
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Perdue restores mental health money," Winston-Salem Journal, April 22, http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/apr/22/perdue-restores-mental-he...
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)

"Up and Up," News & Observer LTE, April 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/22/448471/up-and-up.html
(Policy Watch cited)

"Activists plan struggle for jobs," Workers World, April 22, http://www.workers.org/2010/us/holmes_0429/
(Ajamu Dillahunt cited)

"Don't be misled by hyperbole in the state budget debate," Southern Pines Pilot, April 21, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2010/apr/21/dont-be-misled-by-hyperbole-dur...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Reactions differ over budget plan," Washington Daily News, April 21, http://www.wdnweb.com/articles/2010/04/21/news/doc4bce3446da2c5464668715...
(Jeff Shaw quoted)

"Some skin in the tax game," News & Observer, April 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/21/446593/some-skin-in-the-tax-game....
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Perdue cuts, adds to state budget," WRAL , April 20, http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/story/7450170/
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"Perdue proposes budget cuts," News 14, April 20,  http://news14.com/charlotte-news-104-content/624751/perdue-proposes-budg...
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"Budget segment," WTVD-TV, April 20,  http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/video#global
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

“Governor Bev Perdue with a preview of her state budget proposal,” radio stations in Winston-Salem, Asheville, and Charlotte, April 19, 2010, no link available.
(NC Policy Watch radio network story)

“Senator Martin Nesbitt on the state budget, and budget outlook,” April 20, radio stations in Winston-Salem, Asheville, and Charlotte, no link available.
(NC Policy Watch radio network story)

"Federal taxes at historically low levels," Watauga Watch, April 19, http://blog.wataugawatch.net/2010/04/federal-taxes-at-historically-low.html
(Rob Schofield cited)

"Should we be grateful for taxes?" Raleigh Examiner, April 19, http://www.examiner.com/x-31749-Raleigh-Libertarian-Examiner~y2010m4d19-...
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Education on the back burner," News-Record, April 18, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/04/16/article/chris_fitzsimon_ed...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"A slave analogy," News & Observer LTE, April 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/18/440754/a-slave-analogy.html
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Jobless rate ticked down a bit in Carolinas in March," April 17, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/04/16/1381621/jobless-rate-ticked-...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Political trail," News & Observer, April 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/17/440916/heels-pain-is-towns-gain.html
(Meg Gray cited)

"Jobless rate ticks down," News & Observer, April 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/17/440976/jobless-rate-ticks-down.html
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"When school priorities and tourism come into conflict," Southern Pines Pilot, April 16, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2010/apr/16/when-school-priorities-and-tour...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"News to share around the water cooler," Erie Times-News, April 16, http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100416/BUSINESS05/304...
(Al Ripley quoted on foreclosure prevention program)

"Jobless left out of foreclosure prevention program," The Olympian, April 15, http://www.theolympian.com/2010/04/15/1207129/jobless-left-out-of-forecl...
(Al Ripley quoted. Scripps-McClatchy story, also ran in the Columbus Republic, http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/REAL-HAMP_2138611/REAL-HAMP_2138611/ Bradenton Herald http://www.bradenton.com/2010/04/15/2207790/jobless-left-out-of-foreclos... and Miami Herald, http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/15/1580730/jobless-left-out-of-forecl...)

"Jobs summit segment," WLOS ABC 13, April 15, No link available.
(Justice Center cited)

"Jobs summit segment," Spectacular Magazine radio show, April 15, www.spectacularmag.com
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Minority job picture called bad," News & Observer, April 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/15/437577/minority-job-picture-calle...
(Justice Center cited)

"Civil society is supported by ... taxes," News & Observer, April 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/15/437076/civil-society-is-supported...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The cost of giveaways," Greensboro News & Record editorial, April 15, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/04/14/article/editorial_the_cost...
(Elaine Mejia quoted, BTC report cited)

"Tea Parties, Torture and Perdue," Independent Weekly, April 14, http://m.indyweek.com/gyrobase/tea-parties-torture-and-perdue/Content?oi...
(Bill Rowe quoted, jobs summit cited)

"Perdue speaks at jobs summit, listens to residents' stories," WRAL April 14, http://www.wral.com/news/state/story/7414324/
(Justice Center cited)

"Governor focuses on education at jobs summit," NBC 17, April 14, http://wake.mync.com/site/wake/news|Sports|Lifestyles/story/50554/governor-focuses-on-education-at-jobs-summit
(Justice Center cited)

"NC governor among speakers at jobs summit," WLOS, April 14, http://www.wlos.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.nc/209eb243-www.w...
(Justice Center cited)

"Advocacy group asks Wake Board of Education to change meeting venue," WRAL, April 14, http://www.wral.com/news/education/story/7419852/
(Justice Center cited)

"Perdue, HK on J coalition holds jobs summit," Wilmington Journal, April 14, http://www.wilmingtonjournal.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=102479&...
(Justice Center cited)

"State legislators desperate to fill shortfall," Shelby Star, April 14, http://www.shelbystar.com/news/budget-46129-state-make.html
(Elaine Mejia quoted)

"NC governor among speakers at jobs summit," WNCT, April 14, http://www2.wnct.com/nct/ap_exchange/north_carolina_news/article/NcGover...
(Justice Center cited)

"Purdue's right idea for ethics reform," Greensboro News-Record, April 11, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/04/09/article/chris_fitzsimon_pu...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"State cap on charter schools still makes sense," Richmond Daily Journal, April 13, http://yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/7064435/article-State-cap-on...
(Rob Schofield column)

"Foreclosure program falls short for jobless, " Charlotte Observer, April 11, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/04/11/1369820/foreclosure-program-...
(Al Ripley quoted)

"Looming budget crisis," Fayetteville Observer, April 11, http://fayobserver.com/Articles/2010/04/10/987491
(BTC report cited)

"State again faces tough budget decisions," Freedom Newspapers, April 10, http://www.enctoday.com/news/raleigh-86528-nbsj-bodycopyrag-state.html
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"Continued budget shortfalls concern state employees," News 14, April 9, http://news14.com/charlotte-news-104-content/local_news/624344/continued...
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"State budget shortfall expected to grow," Laurinburg Exchange, April 9, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/printer_friendly/7025502
(BTC report cited)

"Fitzsimon accuses school board majority of rewarding well-connected political donors," News & Observer WakeEd blog, April 8, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/fitzsimon-accuses-school-board-majo...
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Budget segment," News 14 Carolina, April 8, no link available.
(Elaine Mejia interviewed)

"Public policy with a passion," Carrboro Citizen, April 8, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2010/04/08/public-policy-with-a-pass...
(Justice Center cited)

"Cooper is coy as GOP pushes health lawsuit," News & Observer, April 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/08/426985/cooper-is-coy-as-gop-pushe...
(Adam Searing quoted)

"Funding formula for roads under review by new panel," Washington Daily News, April 8, http://www.wdnweb.com/articles/2010/04/08/news/doc4bbd1506a3b5d608339629...
(BTC, Stephen Jackson quoted)

"Federal jobs bill backed locally," News & Observer, April 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/09/428695/federal-jobs-bill-backed-l...
(Alfred Ripley quoted, Justice Center cited)

"America needs better care," EarthTimes, April 8, http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/america-needs-better-care,123907...
(Justice Center cited)

"Report issues dire warning about budget," Richmond County Journal, April 8, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story_home/7004526/article-Rep...
(Elaine Mejia and Meg Gray Wiehe cited)

"Budget report segment, WTVD, April 7, no link available.
(BTC cited)

"Group calls for New Deal style jobs program," WRAL, April 7, http://www.wral.com/business/briefs/story/7386974/
(Alfred Ripley quoted, Justice Center cited)

"WPA segment," News 14 Carolina, April 7, 2010, no link available.
(Justice Center cited)

"The point and politics of ethics reform," Southern Pines Pilot, April 7, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2010/apr/07/the-point-and-politics-of-ethic...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"BB&T woes raise questions about leader's regional role," High Point Enterprise, April 7, http://www.wxii12.com/news/23076426/detail.html
(Policy Watch cited)

"Questioning reversing the Lacy to Stough moves," News & Observer WakeEd blog, April 6, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/questioning-reversing-the-lacy-to-s...
(Rob Schofield cited)

"Wake to decide reassignments," News & Observer, April 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/06/423236/wake-to-decide-reassignmen...
(Rob Schofield quoted)

"Questioning reversing the Lacy to Stough moves," News & Observer WakeEd blog, April 6, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/questioning-reversing-the-lacy-to-s...
(Rob Schofield cited)

"Revenue reform needed to close state budget gap," Greenville Daily Reflector editorial, April 6, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/revenue-reform-needed-close-state-budge...
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)

"Expert: build roads where the people are," Charlotte Observer Daily Views blog, April 6, http://obsdailyviews.blogspot.com/2010/04/expert-build-roads-where-peopl...
(Stephen Jackson cited)

"Nobody's happy in road fund fight," News & Observer, April 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/04/07/425198/nobodys-happy-in-road-fund...
(BTC, Stephen Jackson quoted)

"Richard Burr/Health Care segment," Countdown With Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, April 1.
(Policy Watch, Chris Fitzsimon cited)

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