In the News: May 2011

May 2011

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"Business interests advance in legislature," Raleigh News & Observer, May 31, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/31/1237401/business-interests-advanc...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"North Carolina Votes YES to HB810," Online PR Media, May 30, http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/143181-1306722899-north-carolina-votes-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Jobless left on the sidelines," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 30, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-jobless-left-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"About those tax cuts," Blue NC, May 29, http://www.bluenc.com/about-those-tax-cuts
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"An almost identical draconian twin," Winston-Salem Journal, May 28, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/may/28/wsopin02-chris-fitzs... (also at WGNC: http://www.wgnc.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16375:c...)
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Accept no substitutes," NC Renegade, May 27, http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/accept-no-substitutes/#more-2344
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Justice denied," Raleigh News & Observer, May 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/27/1228693/justice-denied.html
(quotes Jack Holtzman)

"Should There be a Taxpayer's Bill of Rights?", Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, May 26, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/05/should-there-be-taxpayer-bill-of-...
(Rob Thompson interview)

"The Constitution Debate: Jeff Shaw vs. Dr. Greg Brannon," Bill LuMaye Show on WPTF, May 26, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/05/constitution-debate-jeff-shaw-vs-...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"North Carolina Considers a Taxpayer Bill of Rights," Carolina Journal, May 26, http://www.carolinajournal.com/articles/display_story.html?id=7823
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Blue Cross placing workers at Duke," Durham Herald-Sun, May 26, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/13463220/article-Blue-Cross-pla...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"NC GOP lawmakers try another jobless benefits bill," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 25, http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110525/NEWS/110525041/NC-GOP-lawm...|newswell|text|Frontpage|p (also in Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/nc-gop-lawmakers-try-another-jobless-...)
(quotes Harry Payne)

"NC Budget and Tax Center Testifies to TABOR's Harm," WGNC AM 1450, May 25, http://www.wgnc.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16190:n...
(cites BTC)

"North Carolina Senate GOP's Cuts-Only Approach," Citizens for Tax Justice, May 25, http://ctj.org/taxjusticedigest/archive/2011/05/north_carolina_senate_go...
(cites BTC)

"Debra Rezeli's Hot List," North Carolina League of Conservative Voters, May 25, http://www.nclcv.org/hotlist/2011/05/25/hotlist-5-24-2011
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Complaint says N.C. courts run afoul of civil-rights laws," Greensboro News-Record, May 25, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/05/25/article/complaint_says_nc_...
(cites NC Justice Center complaint)

"N.C. House bill would limit home associations' authority," Wilmington Star News, May 25, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110525/ARTICLES/110529789/1177?p...
(quotes Rochelle Sparko)

"Giving power to the people," Raleigh News & Observer, May 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/25/1222586/giving-the-power-to-the-p...
(cites Rob Schofield)

“Are lawmakers’ cuts to University of North Carolina system unconstitutional?” Creative Loafing, May 24, http://clclt.com/theclog/archives/2011/05/24/are-lawmakers-cuts-to-unive...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

Rob Schofield interview on UNC-TV, May 24, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qg8AwfHnag

"Nonprofits File Suit Against North Carolina Courts, Saying Lack of Interpreters is Illegal," Hispanically Speaking News, May 24, http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/nonp...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Too little, too late?", Mountain Xpress, May 24, http://www.mountainx.com/news/2011/052511too-little-too-late#.Td0DhVvwBsg
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Crystal ball," Mountain Xpress, May 24, http://www.mountainx.com/news/2011/052511crystal-ball#.Td0DhVvwBsg
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

Rob Schofield interview on 2011 NC GOP Senate Budget, UNC-TV, May 24, http://www.frequency.com/video/rob-schofield-nc-policy-watch-on-2011-nc/...

"Interpreters sought in courts," Raleigh News & Observer/Charlotte Observer, May 24, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/24/1220349/interpreters-sought-in-co...
(quotes Jack Holtzman)

"NC courts in violation of Civil Rights according to Obama Administration," Charlotte Civil Rights Examiner, May 24, http://www.examiner.com/civil-rights-in-charlotte/nc-courts-violation-of...
(cites NC Justice Center)

Jeff Shaw interview, Lockwood Phillips show, May 24
(no link available)

Bill Rowe interview, WPTF, May 23
(no link available)

"Should We Ban the Box on Applications for Felons?", Bill LuMaye show, WPTF, May 23, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/05/should-we-ban-box-on-applications...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

Jeff Shaw interview, Carl Thornton interview on The Voice, 1550 AM (Atlanta), May 23
(no link available)

"Groups want interpreters for civil courts," Charlotte Observer, May 23, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/23/2318132/interpreters-demande... (also, Myrtle Beach Sun News: http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/05/23/2174946/absence-of-interpreters-is-...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"GOP assault on the poor," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 23, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-gop-assault-p...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Legislature Launches a Full-Scale Attack on Justice," Southern Pines Pilot, May 22, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/may/22/legislature-launches-a-full-sca...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Chris Fitzsimon tackles the state budget puzzle," Winston-Salem Daily Journal, May 22, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/may/22/wsopin02-chris-fitzs...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Gaston in Top 10 for Tax Credits," Gaston Gazette, May 21, http://www.gastongazette.com/news/new-57687-gastonia-party.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Editorial - Health exchange needs to serve patients, not insurance companies," Wilmington Star News, May 21, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110521/ARTICLES/110529915/-1/new...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Bill Would Cut Duration of North Carolina Workers' Compensation Benefits," EIN News, May 21, http://www.einnews.com/247pr/214420 (also: http://worldbookandnews.com/banking-and-financial-services/human-resourc...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Mecklenburg County families benefits most from state tax credits," Charlotte Examiner, May 20, http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-charlotte/mecklenburg-county-f...
(cites Justice Center)

"Demandan a las cortes de NC," Que Pasa, May 19, http://issuu.com/que_pasa/docs/tria_v17n28
(cites NC Justice Center)

"GOP should heed Carolyn Justice's advice and free up jobless benefits," Star News Online, May 19, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110519/ARTICLES/110519523/1108/e...
(includes Together NC/Justice Center photo)

"Winston-Salem Law Firm Receives Justice Award," Fox 8, May 19, http://northwinston-salem.myfox8.com/news/business/winston-salem-law-fir...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Tax Credits for Working Families," South by North Strategies: Policy Points, May 19
http://www.sbnstrategies.com/2011/05/19/tax-credits-for-working-families/
(cites BTC)

"Bill Would Cut Duration of North Carolina Workers' Compensation Benefits," FindLaw, May 19, http://knowledgebase.findlaw.com/kb/2011/Apr/284089.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Raising interest rates will hurt poorest borrowers most," Daily Advance, May 18, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/kukla-raising-interest-r...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Organizaciones se quejan por falta de interpretes en cortes estatales," La Connexion, May 18, http://laconexionusa.com/content/organizaciones-se-quejan-por-falta-de-i...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Health benefits exchange advances," Raleigh News & Observer, May 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/18/1205548/health-benefits-exchange-...
(quotes Adam Searing)

Jeff Shaw interview on Lockwood Phillips, WTFK, May 17
(no link available)

Jeff Shaw interview on Cash Michaels' "For Your Information", State Government Radio
(no link available)

"NC courts seek more money for interpreters," Raleigh News & Observer, May 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/16/1202336/nc-groups-file-complaint-... (also: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/16/2301395/nc-groups-file-compl...)
(cites NC Justice Center case)

"Fewer foreclosures expected in Wilson," The Wilson Times, May 17, http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Local/Story/4934229---Fewer-foreclosures...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Man-made disaster for long-term unemployed," Raleigh News & Observer, May 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/17/1202236/man-made-disaster-for-lon...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"Across the Region," Charlotte Observer, May 17, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/17/2302179/across-the-region-th...
(cites NC Justice case)

Jeff Shaw interview, Bill Lumaye show, WPTF, May 16
(no link available)

"NC groups file complaint over court interpreters," Hendersonville Times-News, May 16, http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20110516/APN/1105160833
(cites NC Justice case)

"Jobless NC Residents Speak Out About Unemployment," WSOC-Charlotte, May 16, http://www.wsoctv.com/news/27909576/detail.html
(quotes Harry Payne)

"N.C. nonprofits file complaint with U.S. Department of Justice," Triangle Business Journal, May 16, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2011/05/16/nc-nonprofits-file-c...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Unemployed workers, activists demand benefits," Charlotte Observer, May 16, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/16/2301766/unemployed-workers-a... (also: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/17/1202958/jobless-activists-demand-...)
(cites NC Justice Center, quotes Harry Payne)

"Simpler tax returns a focus of GOP plan," M2M Politics, May 15, http://www.m2mpolitics.com/news/returns-1543-simpler-focus.html
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"General Assembly's radical agenda," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 15,
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"NAACP protesting budget proposal," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 15, http://www.reflector.com/news/naacp-plans-protest-against-budget-proposa...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Business Milestones," Winston-Salem Daily Journal, May 15, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2011/may/15/no-headline-found-in-xml...
(cites Justice Center)

"GOP plan likely to seek simpler NC tax returns," Charlotte Observer, May 15, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/15/2298897/gop-plan-likely-to-s... (also in Sun News: http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/05/15/2159890/gop-plan-likely-to-seek-sim..., The Republic: http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c08d3219e2fc4f348c0288a61a27e8dc/N..., ABC-11: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8131787, Hampton Roads: http://hamptonroads.com/2011/05/gop-plan-likely-seek-simpler-nc-tax-returns)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"The Senate and conflicting budget claims," Winston-Salem Journal, May 15, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/may/14/wsopin02-the-senate-and-conf...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

“Political spat echoes beyond capital,” Charlotte Observer, May 14, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/14/2296773/political-spat-echoe...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Rep. Angela Bryant receives Defender of Justice Award," Rocky Mount Telegram, May 14, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/community/hometown/rep-angela-bryant-r...
(cites Justice Center)
 

"WakeMed wants to buy Rex Healthcare, Rex says it's not for sale," NBC-17, May 12, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/may/12/wakemed-and-rex-hospital-hold-sep...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Conflicting budget claims," Carrboro Citizen, May 12, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2011/05/12/conflicting-budget-claims/
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

“Quantifying jobs,” Raleigh News & Observer, May 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/13/1193942/quantifying-jobs.html#sto...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota LTE)

“Thousands scraping by without benefits,” Durham Herald-Sun, May 11, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/13272150/article-Sarah-Ovaska--...
(Sarah Ovaska column)

"Put Your Money Where Your Morals Are", The State of Things (WUNC), May 11, http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/put-your-money-where-your-morals-are/view
(Louisa Warren interviewed)

Edwin McLenaghan interview, WPTF, May 10, http://www.wptf.com/goout.asp?u=http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/

"For creating jobs, public investments better than tax cuts," Mountain Xpress, May 10, http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2011/unc_center_for_competitive_econom...
(Budget & Tax Center release)

"Banks' fine print requires struggling homeowners to waive rights," Tucson Sentinel, May 9, http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/nationworld/report/050911_foreclosures/ban... (originally from ProPublica)
(quotes Rochelle Sparko)

"Asheville's COLA wins Defenders of Justice award," Mountain Xpress, May 9, http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2011/ashevilles_cola_wins_defenders_of...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Moving N.C. Backward," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 9, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-moving-nc-bac...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?", Carolina Journal, May 9, http://www.carolinajournal.com/jhdailyjournal/display_jhdailyjournal.htm...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Activists Inflate North Carolina Consumer Loan Costs Opposing NC HB810," Online PR Media, May 7, http://www.onlineprnews.com/news/136601-1304793932-activists-inflate-nor...
(cites Al Ripley)

Rob Schofield interview, UNC-TV, May 7, http://www.unctv.org/legweek/

"Rep. Stam's telling admission on the budget," Winston-Salem Daily Journal, May 7, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/may/07/wsopin01-rep-stams-t...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Activist criticized for Obama protest," ABC-11, May 7, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8116750
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

Chris Fitzsimon interview, Rick & Donna Martinez show, WPTF, May 6, http://rickdonnamartinez.blogspot.com/2011/05/friday-5611.html

"Editorial: Keeping taxes low not only goal of government; services needed, too," Wilmington Star, May 6, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20110506/ARTICLES/110509771/-1/spo...
(cites Together NC rally)

"Consumer Watch: Some lenders want to raise your rates," Marine Corps Times, May 5, http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/money/financial_advice/offduty-consumer-... (also at Navy Times: http://www.navytimes.com/money/financial_advice/offduty-consumer-watch-s...)
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Huge layoffs are coming, but 30,000 figure is high," Raleigh News & Observer, May 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/05/1176058/huge-layoffs-are-coming-b...
(cites BTC)

Jeff Shaw interview on Speaking With...™ Carl Thornton, Jr. (WTHB), May 5

"Senate GOP will tweak House budget," Raleigh News & Observer, May 4, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/04/1173346/senate-gop-will-tweak-hou...
(cites Together NC rally)

Together NC rally, ABC-11, May 3
(no link available)

Together NC rally, WUNC, May 3
(no link available)

"Day in photos," Washington Post, May 3, http://www.washingtonpost.com/conversations/severe_flooding_in_the_us_pr...
(Together NC photo)

"Protests staged as state House debates budget," Daily Comet, May 3, http://www.dailycomet.com/article/20110503/APN/1105030597?Title=Protests...
(cites Together NC)

"First Look: Budget protest," Raleigh News & Observer, May 3, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/03/1172689/back-in-time-050311.html

"House gives tentative approval to NC approval plan," Beaumont Enterprise, May 3, http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/news/article/House-debates-NC-budget-p...
(cites Together NC rally)

"Nearly 8,000 Attend NCAE's One Voice Rally," PR Newswire, May 3, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nearly-8000-attend-ncaes-one-voi...
(cites Together NC rally)

"China trip costs taxpayers thousands," ABC-11, May 3, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/abc11_investigates&id=810...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Thousands expected to protest NC budget," NBC-17, May 3, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/may/03/5/thousands-expected-attend-rally...
(cites Together NC)

"Protests planned as state House debates budget," Raleigh News & Observer, May 3, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/05/03/1171775/protests-planned-as-state...
(cites Together NC demonstration)

"Teachers, chaplains, and horse and buggy part of protests as state House debates budget," WTKR-3, May 3, http://www.wtkr.com/news/sns-ap-nc-xgr--statebudget-rallies,0,5622652.story
(cites Together NC demonstration)

"Foreclosure rate dipping in Guilford," Greensboro News & Record, May 2, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/05/01/article/fewer_in_danger_of...
(cites Justice Center, quotes Jeff Shaw)

"First quarter foreclosure rates for Alamance County released," Burlington Times News, May 1, http://www.thetimesnews.com/news/first-43623-county-foreclosures.html
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

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