In the News

May 2017

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"Non-compete agreements for NC workers raise red flags," Public News Service, May 31, http://publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-31/livable-wages-working-families/n...
(cites Workers' Rights Project)

"Trabajadoras de la limpieza llegan a acuerdo que les permitirá abrir sus propios negocios sin represalias," La Noticia, May 31, http://lanoticia.com/trabajadoras-la-limpieza-llegan-acuerdo-les-permiti...
(quotes Carol Brooke)

"N.C. House unveils budget proposal," Triangle Business Journal, May 31, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/05/31/nc-house-unveils-bud...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Did Chapel Hill cleaners take trade secrets, clients to new jobs?," Durham Herald-Sun, May 31, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article153629...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Tax cuts in NC House budget about a third of Senate's," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 30, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/05/30/tax-cuts-nc-hou...
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"Senate budget misses the mark in post-secondary education," Jefferson Post, May 30, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7772/senate-budget-misses-the-mark-in-p...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Bad budget reviews keep on rolling in," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, May 29, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170529/bad-budget-reviews-keep-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Have NC tax cuts boosted economy? Not so much, economists say," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 28, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/05/27/have-nc-tax-cut...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"NC Senate budget fails low-income housing, military and veterans," Jefferson Post, May 28, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7752/nc-senate-budget-fails-low-income-...
(Luis Toledo op-ed)

"20 Ways The Trump Budget Declares New War On Poor By Hurting Seniors, People With Disabilities, Children And Single Mothers," National Memo, May 28, http://www.nationalmemo.com/20-ways-trumps-budget-declares-new-war-poor-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"A most shameful budget," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 28, http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2017/05/28/A-most-shameful-budget.html (also at Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-the-most-shameful-thing-about-t..., Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/05/30/most-shameful..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-a-shameful-...,
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"WUNCPolitics: Gerrymandered Districts, Laws And Lawsuits, And The House Budget Proposal," WUNC, May 26, http://wunc.org/post/wuncpolitics-gerrymandered-districts-laws-and-lawsu...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Blue Cross Blue Shield rate-hike request symptom of a troubled system," ABC-11, May 25, http://abc11.com/health/bcbs-rate-hike-request-symptom-of-a-troubled-sys...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Food stamp purge could benefit from study, compromise," Wilson Times, May 25, http://wilsontimes.com/stories/our-opinion-food-stamp-purge-could-benefi...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Blue Cross requests 23 percent rate increase for ACA customers in NC," WNCN, May 25, http://wncn.com/2017/05/25/blue-cross-requests-23-percent-rate-increase-...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Blue Cross seeks 23 percent hike in ACA premium rates; can't promise it will offer plans," McDowell News, May 25, http://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/state/blue-cross-seeks-percent-hike-in-... (also at Morganton News-Herald: http://www.morganton.com/news/state/blue-cross-seeks-percent-hike-in-aca..., Mooresville Tribune: http://www.mooresvilletribune.com/news/state/blue-cross-seeks-percent-hi...)
(cites HAP)

"Reeditan guía en español para inmigrantes," QuePasa, May 24, https://raleigh.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/ciudad/local/reeditan-guia-...
(cites IRRP)

"Senate Republicans punish Democrats," Daily Record, May 22, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/05/22/senate-republ... (also at Winston-Salem Chronicle: http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/05/commentary-offensive-belligerent-vind..., Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-an-offensive-belligerent-displa...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"This week at progressive state blogs: In Alaska, oil first, kids second; Orange County poverty grows," Daily Kos, May 20, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2017/5/20/1664095/-This-week-at-progressiv...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Business milestones," Winston Salem-Journal, May 20, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_milestones/business-mileston...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"This Week in NC Politics: "Raise The Age" Bill, Voter ID And D.C. Politics," WUNC, May 19, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-raise-age-bill-voter-id-and-dc-pol...
(interview Rob Schofield)

"Chris Fitzsimon: A vindictive display in the halls of state government," Winston-Salem Journal, May 19, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-a-vindictiv...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"What you’re saying: Mya Glubpanny, David Brook, Alan Culton, Betty Buller Whitehead and Randy Johnson ," Raleigh News & Observer, May 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/chapel-hill-news/chn-op...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"State unemployment rate continues to fall," Winston-Salem Journal, May 19, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/state-unemployment-rate-continues-t...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Lanzan guía bilingüe para proteger a inmigrantes ante una posible deportación," La Noticia, May 18, http://lanoticia.com/lanzan-guia-bilingue-proteger-inmigrantes-ante-una-...
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"NC tourism strong despite HB2," Greensboro News & Record, May 17, http://www.greensboro.com/business/local_business/n-c-tourism-strong-des...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Lawmakers reach classroom size compromise," Smoky Mountain News, May 17, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/19923-lawmakers-reach-classro...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"House will modify Senate’s education budget, Horn says," Carolina Journal, May 17, https://www.carolinajournal.com/news-article/house-will-alter-senates-ed...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"An offensive, belligerent and vindictive display in the halls of government," Durham Herald-Sun, May 17, http://www.heraldsun.com/opinion/article151088147.html
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Our opinion: We can afford better," Greensboro News & Record, May 16, http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/n_and_r_editorials/our-opinion-we-can-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The 1% non-solution: NC needs more federal aid to rebuild after Matthew," Fayetteville Observer, May 16, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/20170516/rick-glazier-1-non-solution-...
(Rick Glazier op-ed)

"Senate Budget: Unwise tax breaks," Daily Record, May 15, http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/05/15/the-senate-bu... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-sad-sen..., The Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/98915/house-should-kill-senate-plan, Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170515/senate-budget-unwise-ina...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"WNC's shameful moment in the Rose Garden," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 13, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2017/05/13/editorial-wncs-sha...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"This Week in NC Politics: Budget Talks," WUNC, May 12, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-budget-talks
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Decade of Denial: Paid Sick Days Act languishes in NC," Public News Service, May 11, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-11/livable-wages-working-famili...
(quotes Ana Pardo)

"State Rundown 5/10: Spring Tax Debates at Different Stages in Different States," Tax Justice Blog, May 10, http://www.taxjusticeblog.org/archive/2017/05/state_rundown_510_spring_t...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Save Lives, Save the ACA Phone Bank," Raleigh Carpe Diem, May 10, http://raleigh.carpediem.cd/events/3489950-save-lives-save-the-aca-phone...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC residents get less from Republican health care plan," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 9, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2017/05/09/nc-residents-ge...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"North Carolina Daybook," Rocky Mount Telegram, May 9, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/State/2017/05/09/North-Carolina-Dayboo...
(cites WRP event)

"Crunching NC budget numbers," Salisbury Post, May 9, http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/05/09/crunching-nc-budget-numbers/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"In North Carolina, these 2 women are bringing journalists closer to the public," Poynter, May 9, https://www.poynter.org/2017/in-north-carolina-these-two-women-are-bring...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Why Blue States Might Ditch Beloved Obamacare Protections," Kaiser Health News, May 8, http://khn.org/news/why-blue-states-might-ditch-beloved-obamacare-protec... (also at PBS NewsHour: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/blue-states-might-ditch-beloved-obam..., Fierce Healtcare: http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/aca/why-blue-states-might-ditch-beloved-..., Salon: http://www.salon.com/2017/05/14/why-blue-states-might-ditch-beloved-obam...)
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"The GOP's unquenchable thirst for tax cuts no matter the cost," Raleigh News & Observer, May 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article149260769.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Among N.C. delegation, all GOP members except one vote for US House health bill," Winston-Salem Journal, May 6, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/among-n-c-delegation-all-gop-member... (also at Mooresville Tribune: http://www.mooresvilletribune.com/news/state/among-n-c-delegation-all-go...)
(cites HAP)

"U.S. Representative David Price on Trumpcare Vote: 'A Testimony to How Low the Legislative Process Has Sunk'," Indy Week, May 5, http://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/05/05/us-representative-david...
(cites HAP)

"This Republican District Has The Most To Lose After Obamacare Repeal," Vocativ, May 5, http://www.vocativ.com/427318/robert-pittenger-district-health-care-obam...
(cites HAP)

"The bill that does not keep on giving," QNotes, May 5, https://goqnotes.com/50518/the-bill-that-does-not-keep-on-giving/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"A revealing turn in the push to repeal Obamacare," Winston-Salem Journal, May 5, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-a-revealing... (also in Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7629/a-revealing-turn-in-the-push-to-ta..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170508/revealing-turn-in-push-t...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC bartender has arthritis and needs surgery. Here’s what Obamacare vote means to her ," Charlotte Observer, May 5, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article148812109.html
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Triad jobless rate drops to 4.7 percent in March," Winston-Salem Journal, May 3, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/triad-jobless-rate-drops-to-percent...
(quotes William Munn)

Also see clips from April 2017, March 2017, February 2017, January 2017, December 2016, November 2016, October 2016, September 2016, August 2016, July 2016, June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016, and March 2009-December 2015.