In the News: March 2011

March 2011

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"Study: Half county tenants sacrifice to pay rent," Richmond County Daily Journal, March 31, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/12582074/article-Study--...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"We Can Do Better," Southern Pines Pilot, March 31, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/apr/01/we-can-do-better/
(cites Justice Center)

"Critics: No good can come from guns in public," ABC-11, March 31, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8046236
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Same facts show different truths about being poor in N.C.," Independent Weekly, March 30, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/same-facts-show-different-truths-about-...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Wake County school board responds to federal civil rights probe," National School Board's Legal Clips, March 30, http://legalclips.nsba.org/?p=5657
(cites NC Justice)

"Wake school board denies bias," Cary News, March 30, http://www.carynews.com/2011/03/30/v-print/30910/wake-school-board-denie...
(cites NC Justice)

"Secrecy still rules state budget-making," Charlotte Observer, March 30, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/03/30/2182278/secrecy-still-rules-...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Wake school board answers federal civil rights probe," WRAL, March 29, http://www.wral.com/news/education/wake_county_schools/story/9348002/
(cites Justice Center)

"Business outnumbers consumers on NC health panel," NBC-17, March 29, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/mar/29/business-outnumbers-consumers-nc-...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Ideology, Meet Humanity," Wataugawatch, March 29, http://blog.wataugawatch.net/2011/03/ideology-meet-humanity.html
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Wake denies racial animus to OCR and GSIW critiques Wake School Choice Plan," Raleigh News & Observer, March 29, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/wake-denies-racial-animus-to-ocr-an...
(cites Justice Center)

"Economic 'snapshot' of Buncombe: low unemployment, low wages, high cost-of-living," Mountain Xpress, March 28, http://www.mountainx.com/news/2011/economic_snapshot_of_buncombe_low_une...
(cites NC Justice)

"Unemployment fund shortfall spurs rush to raise tax," Raleigh News & Observer, March 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/03/28/1086902/shortfall-spurs-rush-to-r...
(quotes Harry Payne)

Jeff Shaw interview, Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, March 28
(no link available)

"Budget review needed," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 27, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-budget-review...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Limited catastrophic coverage? NC state employee health plan doesn't add up," Tuckasegee Reader, March 26, http://www.tuckreader.com/limited-catastrophic-coverage-nc-state-employe...
(cites Adam Searing)

"Promises made, promises changed," Winston Salem-Journal, March 26, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/mar/26/wsopin02-promises-made-promi...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Ag Dept. submits short list for chopping block," ABC-11, March 25, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8034955
(Rob Schofield interview)

Rob Schofield interview, Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, March 25
http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/03/charter-schools-good-idea-for-nor...

"The Follies," The Garner Citizen, March 25, http://www.garnercitizen.com/2011/03/25/fitzsimon-file-the-follies/
(The Fitzsimon File)

"Undermining N.C.'s recovery," Charlotte Business Journal, March 25, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2011/03/25/underminin...
(Brenna Burch op-ed)

"Opinion: Conservatives go to bat for cable companies, community networks at risk," Tuckasegee Reader, March 24, http://www.tuckreader.com/opinion-conservatives-go-to-bat-for-cable-comp...
(Rob Schofield op-ed)

"Depleted fund led to ESC's troubles," Raleigh N&O, March 24, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/03/24/1076326/depleted-fund-led-to-escs...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"Theme for This Legislative Session: Deny, Deny, Deny," Southern Pines Pilot, March 23, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/mar/23/theme-legislative-session-deny-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"N.C. House GOP on fast track," Myrtle Beach Sun News, March 21, http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/03/21/2051714/house-gop-on-fast-track.html
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"N.C. legislature moving at a dizzying clip," Charlotte Observer, March 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/03/21/2159551/legislature-moving-a...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Ideology over children," Winston-Salem Journal, March 20, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/mar/20/wsopin02-ideology-over-child...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Stand firm, governor," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 20, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-stand-firm-go...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Opinion: Perdue should shout from the rooftops to defend education," Tuckasegee Reader, March 18, http://www.tuckreader.com/opinion-perdue-should-shout-from-the-rooftops-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"NC GOP pushes two new government transparency bills," Daily Tar Heel, March 16, http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2011/03/nc_gop_pushes_two_...
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"UNC Hospitals prepares for big budget cuts," The Daily Tar Heel, March 15, http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2011/03/unc_hospitals_prep...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"North Carolina utilities monitoring Japan nuclear crisis," Winston-Salem Journal, March 15, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/mar/15/WSMAIN01-north-carolina-util...
(cites Justice Center)

Jeff Shaw interview, Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, March 14
http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/03/jeff-shaw-talks-about-experience-...

"Budget cuts, schools," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 13, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-budget-cuts-schools...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)
(also in the Pilot, March 13, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/mar/13/education-options-we-cant-afford/)

"Dirty politics or smart strategy?" Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, March 11, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/03/dirty-politics-or-smart-strategy....
(Rob Schofield interview)

People in Politics With Donna Martinez, WPTF, March 11, http://www.stategovernmentradio.com/archive/people-in-politics/332-peopl...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"General Assembly's tax priorities do not seem to add up," Asheville Citizen-Times, March 11, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/2011303130013
(cites BTC)

"State tax refunds on the way," Richmond County Daily Journal, March 11, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story/12317619/article-State-t...
(cites NC Justice Center, quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"North Carolina Republicans Propose Tax Increase on the Poor," Citizens for Tax Justice, March 11, http://www.ctj.org/taxjusticedigest/archive/2011/03/north_carolina_repub...
(cites BTC)

"Republicans compromise on Charter School Bill," Carolina Journal, March 10, http://www.carolinajournal.com/exclusives/display_exclusive.html?id=7503
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Education 'options' we can't afford," Macon County News, March 10, http://www.maconnews.com/opinion/495-education-options-we-cant-afford
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Public Distrust of Government in an Age of Market Failures," The Democratic Strategist, March 10, http://www.thedemocraticstrategist.org/strategist/2011/03/public_distrus...
(cites Together NC)

Jeff Shaw interview, Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, March 10
(no link available)

"Pope-backed groups figure largely on N&O's op-ed page," Independent Weekly, March 9, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/pope-backed-groups-figure-largely-on-na...
(cites Justice Center, BTC)

"Officials OK Civitas workshop," Winston-Salem Journal, March 9, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/mar/09/wsmain01-officials-ok-civita...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC Senate Prez Phil Berger: Can't get a student loan? Just move to another county," Creative Loafing, March 9, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2011/03/09/nc-senate-prez-phil-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Health exchange bill proposed," Raleigh News & Observer, March 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/03/09/1039427/health-exchange-deal-prop...
(Quotes Adam Linker)

"Will raising quantity of NC charter schools hurt quality?", WRAL, March 8, http://www.wral.com/news/local/wral_investigates/story/9203666/
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"NC insurance chief tries to broker exchange deal," Raleigh News & Observer, March 8, http://www.wral.com/news/local/wral_investigates/story/9203666/ (Also at CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/41986749)
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Foreclosure prevention in North Carolina," eHow, March 8, http://www.ehow.com/info_8036348_foreclosure-prevention-north-carolina.html
(cites Justice Center)

"Charter bill could cost DPS $10M," Durham Herald-Sun, March 8, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/12223283/article-Charter-bill-c...
(Matt Ellinwood op-ed)

"Will raising quantity of NC charter schools hurt quality?", WRAL, March 7, http://www.wral.com/news/local/wral_investigates/story/9203666/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Rochelle Sparko interview with Kate Arcieri at Triad Business Journal (no link available)

Rochelle Sparko interview with Jesse Eisinger at Propublica (no link available)

"Opposing views on state tax reform," NCNN, March 7, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/6625-opposing-views-on-state-tax-reform
(Jeff Shaw quoted)

"GOP voter proposal," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 6, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-gop-voter-proposal-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"A North Carolina you don't know," Durham Herald-Sun, March 5, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/12162874/article-A-North-Caroli...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

People in Politics With Donna Martinez, WPTF, March 4, http://www.stategovernmentradio.com/archive/people-in-politics/331-peopl...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

Rob Schofield, Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, March 4
(no link available)

Jeff Shaw interview, Bill LuMaye show on WPTF, March 3
(no link available)

"N.C. politicians with guns: You've GOT to be kidding", Creative Loafing, March 3, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2011/03/03/n-c-politicians-with...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Nonprofits' funding jeopardy," Winston-Salem Journal, March 6, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/mar/06/WSMAIN01-nonprofits-funding-...
(cites BTC)

"North Carolina GOP introduces 'Taxpayer's Bill of Rights'," Sodahead, March 2, http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/north-carolina-house-gop-introduce...
(cites Justice Center)

"What a difference a year can make in a senator's voting," The Pilot, March 2, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/mar/02/what-difference-year-can-make-s...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Blue Cross denies ill intent on health reform," Raleigh News & Observer, March 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/03/02/1023364/blue-cross-denies-ill-int...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Perdue's budget - good and bad, group says," Charlotte Observer's The Daily View, March 1, http://obsdailyviews.blogspot.com/2011/03/perdues-budget-good-and-bad-sa...
(cites BTC)
 

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