In the News: January 2011

January 2011

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"New twist in fight over health care", ABC-11, Jan. 31, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7931255
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Tea Party, GOP to struggle," Greenville Daily Reflector, Jan. 31, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/other-views/fitzsimon-tea-party-gop-str...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"To save jobs, state should modernize tax system," Charlotte Obsever, Jan. 30, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/30/2020166/to-save-jobs-state-s...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Layoff savings would be modest in first year," Raleigh News & Observer, Jan. 30, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/30/955599/layoff-savings-would-be-mo...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Health care bill, HB2, could test strength of NC House majority," Blue NC, Jan. 30, http://www.bluenc.com/health-care-bill-hb2-could-test-strength-nc-house-...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Asheville-area families struggle to deal with foreclosures," Asheville Citizen-Times, Jan. 29, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110130/NEWS/301300047/Asheville-a...
(quotes Rochelle Sparko)

"House majority leader keeps it classy," Blue NC, Jan. 28, http://www.bluenc.com/house-majority-leader-keeps-it-classy
(cross-posts from Rob Schofield Policy Watch post)

One-hour segment, Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, Jan. 28, no link available.
(Rob Schofield segment)

One-hour segment, Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, Jan. 27, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw segment)

"Tax segment," Lockwood Phillips Radio Show, Jan. 27, 2011, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw + Edwin McLenaghan interviewed)

"NC General Assembly opens session," Fayette Observer, Jan. 26, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/01/26/1066281?sac=Home
(cites BTC research)

"Where to trim the budget when there's nothing left," Independent Weekly, Jan. 26, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/where-to-trim-the-budget-when-theres-no...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"NC moms protest bare-bones budget," Public News Service, Jan. 26,  http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/18106-1
(BTC cited)

"GOP-led NC Legsilature opens," NBC-17, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/jan/26/gop-led-nc-legislature-opens-2187...
(Jeff Shaw speech)

"NG General Assembly begins session," Fayetteville Observer, Jan. 26, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/01/26/1066281?sac=Home
(BTC cited)

"Public or private?" Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Jan. 25, http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2011/01/25/public-or-private/
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)

"Progressive push legislators to maintain programs, consider taxes," WRAL, Jan. 25, http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/story/9001473/
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"Worst-case NC state budget cuts would touch lives," Asheville Citizen-Times, Jan. 25, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110125/NEWS/301250023
(Justice Center cited)
 
"Foreclosure numbers released," ENC Today, Jan. 25, http://www.enctoday.com/news/filings-87147-jdn-foreclosure-north.html
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"Brunswick, Pender, near top of NC foreclosures," Wilmington Star-News, Jan. 25, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110125/ARTICLES/110129789/1004?T...
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
"Poll indicates support for 1 cent sales tax," News & Observer, Jan. 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/25/942349/ellmers-supports-health-ca...
(Together NC story)
"Perdue says she's still working through tax issue," Associated Press, Jan. 25, http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110125/APN/1101250584...
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"Nash chairman encourages foes to oppose plant," Spring Hope Enterprise, Jan. 25, http://springhopeenterprise.com/nash-chairman-encourages-foes-to-oppose-...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Nonprofits push for state funding," Watauga Democrat, Jan. 25, http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/story/Nonprofits_push_for_state_funding_...
(Together NC story)
 
"Eight strategies for NC's budget crisis," Tuckasgee Reader, Jan. 24, http://www.tuckreader.com/first-look-eight-strategies-for-ncs-budget-cri...
(BTC cited)
 
One-hour segment, Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, Jan. 24, no link available.
(Rob Schofield segment)
 
"How to attack a $3.7 billion budget shortfall," Charlotte Observer, Jan. 23, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/01/23/2000788/how-to-attack-a-37-b...?
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Two ways to balance the budget," News & Observer, Jan. 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/23/937872/dont-slash-services-keep-0...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"GOP to take reins in Assembly facing budget dilemma," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 23, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/jan/23/wsmain01-gop-to-take-reins-i...
(BTC cited)
 
"Legislative office makeover costing thousands," ABC 11, Jan. 22, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7912274
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"Schools settle in lawsuit," Durham Herald-Sun, Jan 22, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/11093754/article-Schools-settle...
(Jack Holtzman cited)
 
"North Carolina Non-profits Mix It Up on State Budget Issues," Four Radio Stations, WKSK-AM West Jefferson, NC;  Business Today Cornelius, NC; Coastland Times Manteo, NC; 1320 WAGY-AM 1 Forest City, NC; Jan. 21, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/18048-1
(cites Together NC)
 
"NC GOP takes aim at health care," ABC 11, Jan. 21, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7910241
(Adam Searing quoted)
 
One-hour segment, Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, Jan. 21, no link available.
(Rob Schofield segment)
 
"Tax force offers recommendations on re-integration of ex-offenders," Macon News, Jan. 20, http://www.maconnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11498...
(Bill Rowe quoted)
 
"Health care segment," Spectacular Magazine Radio Show, Jan. 20, 2011, no link available. 
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)
 
One-hour segment, Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, Jan. 20, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw segment)
 
"Hope for former inmates?" Winston-Salem Chronicle, Jan. 20, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"Perdue opposes privatization," Observer News Enterprise, Jan. 20, http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/perdue-opposes-privatization
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
 
"Budget cuts could devastate UNC's academic reputation," Tuckasgee Reader, Jan. 20, http://www.tuckreader.com/first-look-budget-cuts-could-devastate-unc-aca...
(Policy Watch cited)
"Budget already dominates state legislators' attention," Wilmington Star-News, Jan. 20, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110120/ARTICLES/110129967/1155?T...
(Together NC story)
 
"Coalition asks Perdue to take 'balanced approach' on deficit," NC Independent, Jan. 20, http://www.americanindependent.com/166211/coalition-asks-perdue-to-take-...
(Together NC story)
 
"Progressive coalition tells Perdue: gotta raise taxes in 2011," Independent Weekly, Jan. 20, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2011/01/20/progressive-coalitio...
(Together NC story)
 
"Scarce jobs and broke budgets: what can southern states do?" Facing South, Jan. 20, http://www.southernstudies.org/2011/01/scarce-jobs-and-big-deficits-what...
(Together NC, Policy Watch cited)
 
“Is National Attention on Wake Co. Schools a Good Thing?” Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, Jan. 19, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/01/is-national-attention-on-wake-co....
(Rob Schofield interview)
 
"Local nonprofits in Raleigh today to learn about upcoming budget," Greater Wilmington Business Journal, Jan. 19, http://www.wilmingtonbiz.com/industry_news_details.php?id=2155
(BTC cited)
 
"Nonprofits gather to examine state budget shortfall," Mountain Xpress, Jan. 19, http://mountainx.com/blogwire/2011/nonprofits_gather_to_examine_state_bu...
(BTC cited)
 
"Group wants 'felon' box banned," Triangle Tribune, Jan. 19, http://www.triangletribune.com/index.php?cid=2123766&src=news&refno=4712...
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"Tax segment," Lockwood Phillips Radio Show, Jan. 19, 2011, no link available.
(Jeff Shaw + Edwin McLenaghan interviewed)
 
"Tax breaks erode NC revenue," Salisbury Post, Jan. 18, http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/011911-edit-fitzsimon-qcd
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"About 1 in 76 Henderson County homes in foreclosure in 2010," Hendersonville Live, Jan. 17, http://www.hvllive.com/2011/01/17/about-1-in-76-henderson-county-homes-i...
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"2010 a rough year for housing market," Durham Herald-Sun, Jan. 14, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/11007165/article-2010-a-rough-y...
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"NC foreclosure filings hit record," WUNC, Jan. 14, http://wunc.org/programs/news/archive/Sli011411_Record_Foreclosure.mp3/view
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)
 
"NC foreclosures up in 2010," Charlotte Business Journal, Jan. 14, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2011/01/14/realtytrac-nc-forec...
(Justice Center cited)
 
"About 1 in 79 Buncombe homes in foreclosure in 2010," Mountain Times, Jan. 14, http://www.mountainx.com/news/2011/about_1_in_79_homes_in_buncombe_in_fo...
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"Foreclosed: 1 in 63 homes in NC," Triangle Business Journal, Jan. 13, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2011/01/13/foreclosed-1-in-63-h...
(Justice Center cited)
 
"Mecklenburg, Union, worst for foreclosure," Charlotte Business Journal, Jan. 13, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2011/01/13/mecklenburg-union-w...
(Justice Center cited)
 
"NC sets record foreclosure filings in 2010," News 14, Jan. 13, http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/635340/north-carolina-sets-r...
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)
 
"NC study: one in 63 housing units in foreclosure in 2010," Asheville Citizen-Times, Jan. 13, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110113/NEWS/301130050/1003/ARCHIVES
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"Greenville 3rd in NC in total foreclosures," Greenville Daily Reflector, Jan. 13, http://greensboro10.cityspur.com/2011/01/13/guilford-3rd-in-n-c-in-total...
(Jeff Shaw quoted)
 
"Charlotte Ain't Jerusalem," News & Observer, Jan. 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/13/917560/charlotte-aint-jerusalem.html
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)
 
"GOP needs to get real about budget plans," Creative Loafing, Jan. 11, http://charlotte.creativeloafing.com/gyrobase/gop_needs_to_get_real_abou...
(NC Policy Watch cited)
 
"UNC, BCBS plan joint health facility," News & Observer, Jan. 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/11/912442/unc-health-bcbs-plan-joint...
(Adam Searing quoted)
 
"UNC, BCBS plan joint health facility," Chapel Hill News, Jan. 11, http://www.chapelhillnews.com/2011/01/16/61937/unc-health-bcbs-plan-faci...
(Adam Searing quoted)
 
"Fixing budget shouldn't mean wrecking UNC system," Asheville Citizen-Times, Jan. 10, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110110/OPINION01/301100006/1007/C...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Distortions from the right," Salisbury Post, Jan. 9, http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/010911-insight-fitzsimon-qcd
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"GOP budget cuts not forthcoming," Greenville Daily Reflector, Jan. 9, http://reflector.cookepublishing.net/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Legislators facing a thankless task," Southern Pines Pilot, Jan. 9, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/jan/09/legislators-facing-thankless-task/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
 
"Treasurer Cowell urges changes in tax code," NC Independent, Jan. 7, http://www.americanindependent.com/164469/treasurer-cowell-urges-changes...
(Justice Center cited)

“Do you want ObamaCare to be repealed?” Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, Jan. 7, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/01/do-you-want-obamacare-to-be-repea...
(Rob Schofield interview)

 
"Brandon, other state Democrats say eduction funding must be protected in budget proposals," NC Independent, Jan. 7, http://www.americanindependent.com/164489/brandon-other-state-democrats-...
(Justice Center cited)
 
"NC GOPers who push state 'exemption' from health care reform get free government health care coverage," Creative Loafing, Jan. 6, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2011/01/06/n-c-gopers-who-push-...
(Adam Searing cited)
 
"Poorest NC lottery's best customers," Daily Southerner, Jan. 5, http://orlandonewscenter.com/the-poorest-n-c-lottery%E2%80%99s-best-cust...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Poor counties rank high in spending on lottery," Winston-Salem Journal, Jan. 5, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/jan/05/wsmain01-poor-counties-rank-...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Two winning megamillions tickets sold," NBC 17, Jan. 4, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/jan/04/7/mega-millions-jackpot-355-milli...
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)
 
"Two people win megamillions jackpot," NewsCenter 36, Jan. 4, http://www.wcnc.com/home/Lottery-jackpot-hits-355-million-study-shows-po...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"NC GOP lawmakers want to send a message on health reform," WRAL, Jan. 4, http://www.wral.com/news/local/politics/story/8879370/
(Adam Searing)
 
"Inside Politics: Thank a plow driver," Fayetteville Observer, Jan. 3, http://www.actforraleigh.com/newsArticle.jsf?documentId=8a79116e2d4ab6ab...
(Adam Searing cited)
 
"Berger calls for business support against groups opposed to the GOP agenda," NC Independent, Jan. 3, http://www.americanindependent.com/163724/berger-calls-for-business-supp...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota quoted)
 
"Taking a chance: Watauga reluctant to gamble," Jan. 3, http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/story/Taking_a_chance:_Watauga_reluctant...
(Policy Watch cited)
 
"Year will test goals, promise in politics," Greensboro News-Record, Jan. 2, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/01/01/article/year_will_test_goa...
(Chris Fitzsimon quoted)
 
"Lottery doesn't live up to billing," Jacksonville Daily News, Jan. 2, http://www.jdnews.com/opinion/lottery-86366-carolina-north.html
(Policy Watch cited)

 

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