In the News: December 2010

December 2010
"Lottery ticket sales increased among poor counties," WWAY, Dec. 31, http://www.wwaytv3.com/lottery-ticket-sales-increased-among-poor-countie...
(Policy Watch cited)
"Budget segment," ABC 11, Dec. 31, 2010, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)
"Payback," ABA Journal, Dec. 2010, PDF available.
(Carlene McNulty interviewed)
"Poverty doesn't stop lottery ticket buyers," Richmond County Journal, Dec. 30, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/10817105/article-Poverty...
(Policy Watch cited)
"2010 lottery experiment is over," Salisbury Post, Dec. 30, http://www.salisburypost.com/News/123010-wineka-lottery-experiment-qcd
(Policy Watch cited)
One-hour segment, Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, Dec. 30, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw segment)
"Poor dominate lottery spenders' ranks," Washington Daily News, Dec. 29, http://wdnweb.com/articles/2010/12/29/news/doc4d1a865b1ae38700831077.txt
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
"Vital revenue reform," News & Observer, Dec. 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/29/886245/vital-revenue-reform.html
(Jeff Shaw LTE)
"Cuts alone won't fix state budget," News & Observer, Dec. 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/28/884368/cuts-alone-wont-fix-state-...
(Edwin McLenaghan op-ed)
"Remove 'Education' from name," Winston-Salem Journal, Dec. 28, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2010/dec/28/wsopin01-remove-quoteducatio...
(Justice Center cited)
"Job application close-mindedness is just criminal," Fayetteville Observer, Dec. 27, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2010/12/27/1058147?sac=Opin
(Justice Center cited)
"Short Stack," Greensboro News-Record, Dec. 27, http://www.news-record.com/content/2010/12/23/article/short_stack_food_f...
(Justice Center cited)
"Inside politics: Perdue borrows ideas from GOP," Fayetteville Observer, Dec. 27, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2010/12/27/1051683?sac=Home
(BTC cited)
"Hope and hard luck," Laurinburg Exchange, Dec. 27, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/view/full_story/10795008/article-Hope-...
(Policy Watch cited)
"Plenty of budget options," Greenville Daily Reflector, Dec. 26, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-plenty-budg...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
"A better way: cut state pay," News & Observer, Dec. 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/26/881889/a-better-way-cut-state-pay...
(BTC cited)
"Poorest areas buying most lottery tickets," Salisbury Post, Dec. 26, http://www.salisburypost.com/Crime/122610-Lottery-sales-qcd
(Sarah Ovaska cited)
"Darts & Laurels," Greenville Daily Reflector, Dec. 25, http://reflector.cookepublishing.net/node/221784
(BTC cited)
"'No choice' is no excuse," Richmond County Journal, Dec. 24, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story_home/10768853/article-%E...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
"No limits on democracy," Carrboro Citizen, Dec. 23, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2010/12/23/no-limits-on-democracy/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
"Cuts alone won't fix our budget crisis," Carrboro Citizen, Dec. 23, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2010/12/23/cuts-alone-won%E2%80%99t-...
(Edwin McLenaghan op-ed)
"Perdue administration directs more cost savings," News 14, Dec. 22, http://triangle.news14.com/content/top_stories/634433/perdue-administrat...
(Edwin McLenaghan interviewed)
"Economic news mixed," Fuquay-Varina Independent, Dec. 22, http://fuquay-varinaindependent.com/bookmark/10744951
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
 
"Perdue, GOP could collide over state budget," Independent Weekly, Dec. 22, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/perdue-gop-could-collide-over-state-bud...
(BTC, Justice Center cited)
 
"Lottery Segment," East Carolina Radio News, Dec. 22, http://eastcarolinaradio.blogspot.com/2010/12/news-wednesday_22.html
(Policy Watch) cited)
 
"Economic news mixed," Garner News, Dec. 22, http://www.garnernews.net/view/full_story/10744951/article-Economic-news...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
 
"Report: most impoverished North Carolina counties top lottery sales list," Smoky Mountain News, Dec. 22, no link available.
(Policy Watch cited)

"21,000 state employees on chopping block," Blue NC, Dec. 22, 2010
http://www.bluenc.com/21000-state-employees-chopping-block
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"North Carolina Now," UNC-TV, Dec. 21, http://flash.unctv.org/ncnow/episodes/ncn_122110.html
(Jeff Shaw interviewede)
 
"Budget segment," ABC 11, Dec. 21, no link available.
(Edwin McLenaghan interviewed)
 
"Looming fight over state jobs begins to heat up," Morganton News-Herald, Dec. 21, http://www2.morganton.com/news/2010/dec/21/looming-fight-over-state-job-...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
 
"State jobs segment," North Carolina News Network, Dec. 21, no link available.
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interviewed)
 
"NC lottery sales strong in poor counties," WFAE Radio, Dec. 21, http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=6758
(Sarah Ovaska interviewed)
 
"NC Budget & Tax Center: Budget cuts may cost 21,000 state jobs," Triangle Business Journal, Dec. 20, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2010/12/Budget-cuts-may-cost-21...
(BTC cited)
"The poorest NC lottery's best customers," Daily Southerner, Dec. 20, http://dailysoutherner.com/local/x1707770421/The-poorest-N-C-Lottery-s-b...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Study: State budget cuts could cost 21,000 jobs," Tuckasgee Reader, Dec. 20, http://www.tuckreader.com/first-look-study-state-budget-cuts-could-cost-...
(BTC cited)
 
"People's business," Fayetteville Observer, Dec. 20, http://blogs.fayobserver.com/peoplesbusiness/December-2010/John-Locke-Fo...
(BTC cited)
 
"Cutting public employee jobs will worsen state economic woes, analysts say," NC Independent, Dec. 20, http://www.americanindependent.com/162479/cutting-public-employee-jobs-w...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
 
"Perdue exceeding necessary limits to cooperations," Southern Pines Pilot, Dec. 20, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2010/dec/20/perdue-exceeding-necessary-limi...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)
 
"Perdue, Republican majority must work together now," Winston-Salem Journal, Dec. 19, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2010/dec/19/wsopin02-perdue-republican-m...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Report shows some poor counties have highest lottery sales," News 14, Dec. 19, http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/634317/report-shows-some-poo...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"McDowell's per capita lottery sales lead WNC," McDowell News, Dec. 18, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2010/dec/19/wsopin02-perdue-republican-m...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Report shows NC lottery sales thrive in the state's poorest counties," NC Independent, Dec. 17, http://www.americanindependent.com/162260/report-shows-n-c-lottery-sales...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Liberal 'bleeding hearts' were right about the lottery," Creative Loafing, Dec. 17, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2010/12/17/liberal-bleeding-hea...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Lottery segment," WTKF 107.1 Lockwood Phillips radio show, Dec. 17, http://www.wtkf107.com/viewpointsradio.html
(Sarah Ovaska interviewed)
 
"Report: NC unemployment rises, but personal income grows," Asheville Citizen-Times, Dec. 17, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20101217/NEWS/312170018/1003/ARCHIVES
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
 
"Study: NC poor spend more on lottery," Triangle Business Journal, Dec. 17, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2010/12/study-nc-poor-spend-mor...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
One-hour segment, Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, Dec. 17, no link available.
(Sarah Ovaska segment)
 
One-hour segment, Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, Dec. 16, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw segment)
 
"Advocate says progressives should go on the offensive," NC Independent, Dec. 15, http://www.americanindependent.com/161824/advocate-says-progressives-sho...
(Rob Schofield quoted)
 
"Unemployment benefits for NC families in jeopardy," Carolina Peacemaker, Dec. 15, http://www.carolinapeacemaker.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=106664...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
 
"Grading states and job subsidies," State of Things on WUNC, Dec. 14, http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/Grading_States_and_Job_Subsidies.mp3/view
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interviewed)
 
"Study: budget cuts alone won't cover shortfall," NBC 17, Dec. 14, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2010/dec/13/5/budget-cuts-alone-wont-cover-sh...
(Edwin McLenaghan interviewed)
 
"Perdue committed to keep education untouched?" ABC 11, Dec. 14, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7841542
(Edwin McLenaghan interviewed)
 
"Flawed budget picture," News & Observer, Dec. 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/13/855376/flawed-budget-picture.html
(Alexandra Forter Sirota LTE)
 
"Health care segment," Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, Dec. 13, no link available.
(Adam Linker interviewed)
 
"Unusual times in Raleigh," Greenville Daily Reflector, Dec. 12, http://www.reflector.com/node/213839
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Why should you care about the state budget crisis," Tuskegee Reader, Dec. 12, http://www.tuckreader.com/columnist-why-should-you-care-about-state-budg...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Will services suffer in state budget?" Observer News Enterprise, Dec. 10, http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/will-services-suffer-states-bu...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
 
One-hour segment, the  Bill LuMaye show, WPTF, Dec. 10, no link available.
(Rob Schofield segment)
 
"Perdue must resist temptation to shift to the right," Southern Pines Pilot, Dec. 10, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2010/dec/10/perdue-must-resist-temptation-t...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Dix hospital's fate and the future of mental illness in NC," Independent Weekly, Dec. 9, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2010/12/09/dix-hospitals-fate-a...
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)
"Nonprofit hosts screening of documentary about school redistricting," WHQR 91.3, Dec. 9, http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/whqr/news.newsmain/article/1/0/1735478...'s.Anna.Lee.
(Justice Center cited)
"Education could take a hit in state budget," Observer News Enterprise, Dec. 9, http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/education-could-take-hit-state...
(Louisa Warren quoted)
 
"Gov. Perdue will streamline state government," NC Independent, Dec. 9, http://www.americanindependent.com/160968/gov-perdue-will-streamline-sta...
(Chris Fitzimon quoted)
 
"Closing of Dorothea Dix hospital marks failure of state reform," Independent Weekly, Dec. 8, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/closing-of-dorothea-dix-hospital-marks-...
(Chris Fitzimon quoted)
"Budget cuts harm the most vulnerable," The Mountaineer, Dec. 8, http://www.themountaineer.com/article/budget-cuts-harm-most-vulnerable
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
"Conservatives' top priority reflects dark, pessimistic new era," Richmond Daily Journal, Dec. 8, http://yourdailyjournal.com/bookmark/10584425
(Rob Schofield column)
"WFU law students help families avoid foreclosure," NC News Network, Dec. 8, http://www.ncnn.com/content/view/6705/123/
(Justice Center cited)
"Training helps parents fight for a bette education," News 14, Dec. 4, http://charlotte.news14.com/content/top_stories/633613/training-helps-pa...
(Chris Hill interviewed)
"In search of cuts, NC leaders realize some can be expensive," Asheville Citizen-Times, Dec. 4, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20101204/OPINION01/312040023/1006
(BTC cited)
"Recession slams nonprofits," Observer News Enterprise (Newton, NC), Dec. 3, http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/recession-slams-nonprofits?qui...
(Justice Center cited)
"Poor pay more than their share in taxes," Tideland News, Dec. 3, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw column) 
"Poll shows public supports vital investments in NC's future," Macon News, Dec. 2, http://www.maconnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11225...
(Louisa Warren quoted)
 
"Residents face loss of jobless benefits," Salisbury Post, Dec. 2, http://www.salisburypost.com/News/120210-Unemployment-extension-expires-qcd
(BTC cited)
 
"Gang policy suit adversaries convene," Durham Herald-Sun, Dec. 2, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/10504521/article-Gang-policy-su...
(Jack Holtzman cited)
 
"Rob Schofield says school board about to do 'the dirty deed' on Southeast Raleigh," News & Observer WakeEd Blog, Dec. 1, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/rob-schofield-says-school-board-abo...
(Rob Schofield cited)
 
"Benefits about to run out," Winston-Salem Journal, Dec. 1, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2010/dec/01/benefits-about-to-run-ou...
(BTC cited)
 
"Study shows high profits, low grad rates at for-profit colleges," Creative Loafing, Dec. 1, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2010/12/01/study-shows-high-pro...
(Chris Fitzsimon cited)