In the News: April 2011

April 2011

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"The dwindling concern for the common good," Winston-Salem Daily Journal, April 30, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/apr/30/wsopin02-the-dwindli...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Expect radical GOP budget," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 30, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-expect-radica...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"What are some of the education cuts?", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, April 29, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-are-some-of-education-cuts.html
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Radical Budget Would Threaten State's Most Vulnerable," Southern Pines Pilot, April 29, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/apr/29/radical-budget-would-theaten-st...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“The Republican Vision for NC: Dead Last in Public Education,” Wautaugawatch, April 28, http://blog.wataugawatch.net/2011/04/republican-vision-for-nc-dead-last-...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Study: African-American jobless rate tops 17%," Triangle Business Journal, April 28, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2011/04/28/study-african-americ...
(cites BTC, quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Caldwell, Catawba lead long-term foreclosures trend," Hickory Daily Record, April 28, http://www2.hickoryrecord.com/news/2011/apr/28/caldwell-catawba-lead-lon...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace," Carolina Peacemaker, April 28, http://www.carolinapeacemaker.com/news/Article/Article.asp?NewsID=108606...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Foreclosure rates improving in county," Lexington Dispatch, April 28, http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20110428/News/304289979/-1/news?Titl...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Don't weaken Earned Income Tax Credit," Salisbury Post, April 28, http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/042811-edit-sirota-EITC-qcd
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

“Three GOP months in Raleigh,” Independent Weekly, April 27, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/three-gop-months-in-raleigh/Content?oid...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Foreclosures steady since '07 in county," Richmond County Daily Journal, April 27, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/view/full_story_home/12968484/article-Fo...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"N.C. budget cuts target services, jobs," The Charlotte Post, April 27, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&catego...
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

Jeff Shaw interview on FOX-8 (Winston-Salem), April 27
(no link available)

"New video spotlights importance of North Carolina speech therapists," North Carolina Speech Hearing & Language Association, April 26, http://www.ncshla.org/advocacy/new-video-spotlights-importance-north-car...
(cites Together NC)

"NC Foreclosure picture improving," News 14, April 26, http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/640120/nc-foreclosure-pictur...
(interviews Jeff Shaw)

"More fees, tobacco funds change in NC House budget," Albany Times Union, April 26, http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/More-fees-tobacco-funds-change-in...
(quotes Al Ripley)

Jeff Shaw interview on NC News Network, April 26
(no link available)

"John Tedesco's 2011 Tax Day Tea Party speech," Raleigh News & Observer, April 26, http://blogs.newsobserver.com/wakeed/john-tedescos-2011-tax-day-tea-part...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Pundits debate the battles between the governor and the GOP," North Carolina News Network, April 25, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/6799-pundits-debate-the-battles-between-th...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Don't relax restrictions on predatory lenders in N.C.," Charlotte Observer, April 25, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/25/2247248/dont-relax-restricti...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"What Can We Do About Gas Prices?", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, April 25, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/04/what-can-we-do-about-gas-prices.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Chris Fitzsimon: 'Extreme ideological budget,'" Greenville Reflector, April 24, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-extreme-ideol...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Carolina Newsmakers, State Government Radio, April 24, http://wptfnewsplus.blogspot.com/2011/04/carolina-newsmakers-42411.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"50 days in: GOP gets mixed results with N.C. agenda," New Bern Sun Journal, April 23, http://www.newbernsj.com/news/results-96779-days-gets.html
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Maybe the dumbest cut of all," Winston Salem Journal, April 23, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/apr/23/wsopin02-maybe-the-d...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

People in Politics With Donna Martinez, WPTF, April 22, http://www.stategovernmentradio.com/archive/people-in-politics/412-peopl...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

Carolina Newsmakers, State Government Radio, April 22, http://www.stategovernmentradio.com/archive/carolina-newsmakers/413-caro...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Do CEOs Make Too Much Money?", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, April 22, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/04/do-ceo-make-too-much-money.html
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Advocates question timing, seats on state health insurance board," Lexington Dispatch, April 22, http://www.the-dispatch.com/article/20110422/NEWS/304229989/-1/NEWS?p=1&...
(cites Justice Center)

“NC Legislature veers off track, goes to bat for loan sharks,” Tuckasegee Reader, April 21, http://www.tuckreader.com/opinion-north-carolina-legislature-goes-to-bat...
(Rob Schofield op-ed)

“Activists oppose finance bill,” Raleigh News & Observer, April 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/21/1144106/activists-oppose-finance-...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Letter: GOP: Scrap federal government," Greenville Reflector, April 21, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letters/letter-gop-scrap-federal-govern...
(response to Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Advocacy groups oppose new finance bill," Charlotte Observer, April 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/21/2238060/advocacy-groups-oppo...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Another loss for working people," Raleigh News & Observer, April 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/21/1143765/another-loss-for-working-...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"UNC Hospitals may not receive state appropriations," The Daily Tar Heel, April 20, http://www.dailytarheel.com/index.php/article/2011/04/unc_hospitals_may_...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Desperate jobless call for end to standoff," Charlotte Observer, April 20, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/20/2235307/desperate-jobless-ca...
(cites Justice Center)

"NC jobless take on Perdue jobless benefits veto," CBS News, April 19, http://moneywatch.bnet.com/economic-news/news/nc-jobless-take-on-perdue-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC Appeals Court raps knuckles of Wake school board majority," Independent Weekly, April 19, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2011/04/19/nc-appeals-court-rap...
(cites Justice Center)

"N.C. Gov. Vetoes Controversial Unemployment Bill," The Huffington Post, April 19, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/18/nc-gov-vetoes-unemployment-bill...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"An interview with one of 37,000 (video)," Greensboro News & Record, April 19, http://www.news-record.com/blog/53964/entry/116091
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Marchers call for justice and peace," Burlington Times News, April 19, http://m.thetimesnews.com/news/peace-43257-call-graham.html
(Pilgrimage for Justice & Peace)

"GOP's dismantlement plan," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 18, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-gops-dismantl...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Jeff Shaw interview, Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, April 18
(no link available)

Jeff Shaw interview on News 14-Carolina, April 17
(no link available)

Jeff Shaw interview on State Government Radio, April 17
(no link available)

“Parties squabble over extending benefits,” Charlotte Observer, April 16, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/16/2226969/parties-squabble-ove...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"New Tools in the Campaign for Tax Fairness in North Carolina," Citizens for Tax Justice, April 15, http://www.ctj.org/taxjusticedigest/archive/2011/04/new_tools_in_the_cam...
(cites BTC)

"Top auto insurer opposes rate bills," Raleigh News & Observer, April 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/13/1125704/top-auto-insurer-opposes-...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"NC House unveils cuts to close $2B budget gap," NBC-17, April 13, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/cumberland-county/2011/apr/12/4/nc-house-unve...
(quotes Louisa Warren)

"Immigration deportation program could be flawed," Reese News, April 13, http://reesenews.org/2011/04/12/secure-communities/14487/
(cites Justice Center)

"NC fight brews over who benefits from health pool," Raleigh News & Observer, April 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/12/1124084/nc-fight-brews-over-who-b...
(cites Adam Searing)

"Tax dollars support critical public structures," Gaston Gazette, April 12, http://www.gastongazette.com/articles/structures-56694-support-critical....
(Edwin McLenaghan op-ed)

"Nonpartisan redistricting proposed," Raleigh News & Observer, April 12, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/nonpartisan_redistrictin...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

Jeff Shaw interview, Lockwood Martin show on WTKF, April 11
(no link available)

"Should Kids Be Paid to Go to Schoo?", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, April 11, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/04/should-kids-be-paid-to-go-to-scho...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Better charter schools," Raleigh News & Observer, April 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/11/1116618/better-charters.html#stor...
(Tyler Whittenberg column)

"GOP finally talks jobs," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 11, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-gop-finally-t...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Wraps finally are off BCBS state contract," Raleigh News & Observer, April 9, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/09/1116957/wraps-finally-are-off-bcb...
(quotes Adam Searing)

Rob Schofield interview, Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, April 8
(no link available)

"Reaching for recovery: Cleveland County's economy shows growth in some areas while other indicators lag," Shelby Star, April 8, http://www.shelbystar.com/news/-54526--.html
(cites BTC)

"Socioeconomic integration key to closing the achievement gap," The Durham News, April 6, http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2011/04/06/206220/socioeconomic-integration...
(Tyler Whittenberg column)

"Bad Credit: How Payday Lenders Evade Regulation," The Nation, April 6, http://www.thenation.com/article/159750/bad-credit-how-payday-lenders-ev...
(discusses payday lenders case)

"Group says NC's tax freedom day finally arrives," Raleigh News & Observer, April 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/06/1108797/group-says-ncs-tax-freedo...
(cites BTC)

"Holden poison-pen mystery solved," WRAL, April 5, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/blogpost/9391400/
(cites Policy Watch)

"37,000 in NC face sudden loss of jobless benefits," Beaumont Enterprise, April 5, http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/37-000-in-NC-face-sudden-... (AP story)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Silent protest highlights worker rights," North Carolina News Network, April 5, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/6724-silent-protest-highlights-worker-rights
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"GOP Killian takes on big fights," Charlotte Observer, April 5, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/04/05/2198284/gops-killian-takes-o...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Deportation and crime," Durham Herald-Sun, April 4, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/12625710/article-Deportation-an...
(cites NC Justice)

"In Depth: Rob Schofield, N.C. Policy Watch," News 14, April 4, http://triangle.news14.com/content/top_stories/639069/in-depth--rob-scho...
(Rob Schofield profile)

"Protesters silently show support for collective bargaining," Raleigh News & Observer, April 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/04/04/1104813/protesters-silently-show-...
(Adam Linker photo)

"Economic Snapshot of Alamance County," Burlington Times News, April 4, http://www.thetimesnews.com/articles/county-42723-alamance-insurance.html
(cites Justice Center, BTC)

"Threat to university system," Greenville Daily Reflector, April 4, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-threat-univer...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Many deportees aren't criminals," Durham Herald-Sun, April 3, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/12608228/article-Many-deportees...
(quotes Dani Martinez-Moore)

"Mortgage Lenders Fight Proposed Pay Changes; Granted Stay," WFAE 90.7, April 1, http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=7145
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Judge Temporarily Delays Start of Mortgage Law," NPR, April 1, http://www.npr.org/2011/04/01/135033561/new-mortgage-rules
(quotes Al Ripley)
 

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