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October 2014

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"One on One: Hagan dodges grade, Tillis defends tax plan," WFMY, October 30, http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/politics/voter-guide/2014/10/30/haga...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"New DSCC Ad: A vote for Speaker Tillis is a vote against North Carolina families," Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, October 28, http://www.dscc.org/pressrelease/new-dscc-ad-vote-speaker-tillis-vote-ag...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

“Midterms: Ultraconservative experiments are put to the test,” Newsweek, October 27, http://www.newsweek.com/midterms-ultraconservative-experiments-are-put-t...
(quotes Allan Freyer, Tazra Mitchell)

Islamic Academy piece, Greensboro News & Record
(Lindsay Wagner column)

"Two more reminders of the damage to public education," Jefferson Post, October 25, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150276110/Two-more-reminders-o...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Campaign Forum: State House," Hendersonville Lightning, October 25, http://www.hendersonvillelightning.com/four-seasons-politics/3301-campai...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"A legislative bad decision that's looking even worse," Winston-Salem Journal, October 24, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-a-legislati... (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150363792/A-bad-decision-by-la...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Last gasp of anti-equality forces," Greenville Daily Reflector, October 24, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-last-gasp-anti-equa...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Gay marriage spreads in NC,” The Robesonian, October 24, http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/50556056/Gay-marriage-spreads...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Lifting our community through education," Burlington Times-News, October 23, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/lifting-our-communit...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Blue Cross to boost rates 13 percent," The Robesonian, October 23, http://www.robesonian.com/news/news/50547862/Blue-Cross-to-boost-rates-1... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/22/4255064/blue-cross-reveals-2015-h..., Rocky Mount Telegram: https://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/ncwire/blue-cross-reveals-increa..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/22/5259156/blue-cross-reveals-2..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/blue-cross-reveals-hea...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

“The GOP’s new normal in Raleigh – Are you for it or against it?” Smoky Mountain News, October 22, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/14464-the-gop-s-new-normal-in...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"BlueCross raises rates on Obamacare Exchange in NC," WFAE, October 22, http://wfae.org/post/bluecross-raises-rates-obamacare-exchange-nc
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Questions about Islamic academies raise more red flags than vouchers," Jefferson Post, October 22, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150196942/Questions-about-Isla...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Blue Cross: NC's Affordable Care Act rates will rise 13.5% on average," Raleigh News & Observer, October 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/22/4255021_blue-cross-ncs-affordable...
(also at Insurance News Net: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/10/22/blue-cross-ncs-affordabl...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Fitzsimon's analysis flawed, doesn't factor in outcomes," The Robesonian, October 20, http://www.robesonian.com/news/letters-opinon/50526358/Fitzsimons-analys...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"New tax plan is bad for N.C.," The Transylvania Times, October 20, http://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2014/10/20/opinion/new-tax-plan-i...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Charter schools reaping benefit of education spending," The Daily Advance, October 19, https://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-charter...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Letter: Questions legislation on school vouchers," Asheville Citizen-Times, October 18, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/readers/2014/10/18/letter-que...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The 2014 political auction in North Carolina," Winston-Salem Journal, October 18, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-politic...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Damage to public education," Greenville Daily Reflector, October 18, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-damage-public-educa...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"We simply must do better," Jefferson Post, October 18, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150145105/We-simply-must-do-be...
(Matt Ellinwood column)

"Vouchers used to teach Islam," The Transylvania Times, October 16, http://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2014/10/16/opinion/vouchers-used-...
(cites Lindsay Wagner)

"The high cost of getting elected," The Robesonian, October 15, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50499887/The-high-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Capital Tonight: TWC News Poll – Statewide issues,” Time Warner Cable News, October 15, http://triadnc.twcnews.com/content/politics/712912/capital-tonight-oct--...
(Rob Schofield interview)

“2015 is a make or break year for Obamacare,” Watchdog Wire, October 14, http://watchdogwire.com/blog/2014/10/14/2015-obamacare/
(cites Adam Linker)

"Lawmakers look to prevent construction company misconduct," Time Warner Cable News, October 14, http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/news/712871/lawmakers-look-to-preve...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Candidate Questionaire: Josh Stein," Cary Citizen, October 14, http://carycitizen.com/2014/10/14/candidate-questionaire-josh-stein/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"More red flags on vouchers," Greenville Daily Reflector, October 11, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-more-red-flags-vouc...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Check the facts for Oct. 12," Springfield News-Leader, October 11, http://www.news-leader.com/story/opinion/2014/10/11/check-facts-oct/1711...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"17 percent of county is uninsured," Smithfield Herald, October 10, http://www.smithfieldherald.com/2014/10/10/4221566/17-percent-of-county-... (also at Insurance News Net: http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/10/15/17-percent-of-county-is-...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Fact-checking the North Carolina Senate race," FactCheck.org, October 10, http://www.factcheck.org/2014/10/factchecking-the-north-carolina-senate-... (also at Politico:  http://www.politico.com/story/2014/10/north-carolina-senate-race-fact-ch..., http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2014/10/13/fact-ch...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC Supreme Court will take up school voucher appeal," Raleigh News & Observer, October 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/10/4222443_nc-supreme-court-will-tak... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/10/5233915/nc-supreme-court-wil...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The battle is not over for equality in North Carolina," Winston-Salem Journal, October 10, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-says-the-ba...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Daily dose: Voter merry-go-round edition," Blue NC, October 9, http://www.bluenc.com/content/daily-dose-voter-merry-go-round-edition
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"In Supreme Control: What do justices owe voters in exchange for taking their cash?" Facing South (ISS blog), October 9, http://www.southernstudies.org/2014/10/in-supreme-control-what-do-justic...
(Sharon McCloskey column)

"NC: Greensboro Islamic Academy in financial trouble," Diane Ravitch, October 8, http://dianeravitch.net/2014/10/08/nc-greensboro-islamic-academy-infinan...
(cites Lindsay Wagner)

"Job growth rate grim for Burke County and surrounding area," Morganton News Herald, October 8, http://www.morganton.com/news/job-growth-rate-grim-for-burke-county-and-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"School voucher woes on display," The Robesonian, October 8, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50456575/School-vo...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Denuncian irregularidades en barrio de cassa moviles de Gatonia," Que Pasa Migente, October 8, http://charlotte.quepasanoticias.com/noticias/charlotte/local/277476-den...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis to debate twice this week," The Daily Tar Heel, October 8, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/10/kay-hagan-and%20thom%20tilli...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Ad Check: Did Tillis cut or raise education budget?" WFMY News, October 7, http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/local/2-wants-to-know/2014/10/07/tho...
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"Tax-funded Islamic school had financial troubles," Greensboro News & Record, October 7, http://www.news-record.com/blogs/clark_off_the_record/tax-funded-islamic...
(cites Lindsay Wagner)

"Private school that got the largest number of state vouchers is in financial trouble," Beaufort Observer, October 7, http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2014-10-0...
(cites Lindsay Wagner)

"Officials discuss Medicaid options," Winston-Salem Journal, October 6, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/officials-discuss-medicaid-o...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Homeowner's associations regulate Raleigh neighborhoods," Raleigh Public Record, October 6, http://raleighpublicrecord.org/news/2014/10/06/homeowners-associations-r...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Kate Woomer-Deters on immigrants cheated on pay," WPTF, October 6, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2014/10/kate-woomer-deters-on-immg-cheate...
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

"Law finds for the laborer, but payments don't come," Raleigh News & Observer, October 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/05/4210254/contract-to-cheat-law-fin... (also at McClatchy DC: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/10/06/242050/law-finds-for-laborer-but-p..., Sun-Herald: http://www.sunherald.com/2014/10/04/5837490_law-finds-for-the-laborer-bu..., Reading Eagle: http://readingeagle.com/ap/article/court-finds-for-laborer-but-payments-..., Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/06/5222430/contract-to-cheat-la..., Columbus Ledger-Enquirer: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2014/10/06/3340827/law-finds-for-laborer-...)
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"Timely debate," Greenville Daily Reflector, October 4, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-timely-debate-2673055 (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150145024/Court-ruling-on-elec..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-court-rulin...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Experts: Too soon to judge GOP's effect on NC economy," Asheville Citizen-Times, October 3, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/10/02/experts-soon-ju...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Opinion: Legislators should reinstate tax credits for the poor," The Daily Tar Heel, October 3, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/10/opinion-legislatiors-should-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Seven more decisions that hurt," Laurinburg Exchange, October 3, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/150031757... (also at The Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/50384912/Seven-more-bad-d...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina's sobering new poverty data," Jefferson Post, October 3, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/150005124/North-Carolinas-sobe... (also at Laurinburg Exchange: http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50774192/...)
(Tazra Mitchell column)

"NC relies heavily on income tax, sees lower state revenue," The Daily Tar Heel, October 2, http://www.dailytarheel.com/blog/view-from-the-hill/2014/10/nc-income-tax
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"Triad jobless rate was unchanged in August," Winston-Salem Journal, October 1, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_beat/triad-jobless-rate-was-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Capital Tonight: Sabato's Crystal Ball on US Senate race," Time Warner Cable News, October 1, http://charlotte.twcnews.com/content/politics/712449/capital-tonight-oct...
(Rob Schofield interview)

Also see clips from September 2014, August 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013 and March 2009-December 2012.