In the News: June 2011

June 2011

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"Invest your 17 cents wisely; GOP lawmakers sure didn't," The Daily Advance, June 30, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-invest-y...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"N.C. Activists Greet Lawmakers, Lobbyists at Posh Fundraiser," AFL-CIO Now Blog, June 30, http://blog.aflcio.org/2011/06/30/n-c-activists-greet-lawmakers-lobbyist...
(cites Together NC)

"Starting July 1, NC Will Add More than 30 New Laws," Dig Triad (WFMY News-2), June 30, http://www.digtriad.com/news/article/181228/57/Dozens-Of-New-Laws-Start-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Carrboro to revisit anti-lingering," The Carrboro Citizen, June 30, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2011/06/30/carrboro-to-revisit-anti-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Budget among new NC laws taking effect Friday," WRAL, June 29, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/9798707/ (also at Rocky Mount Telegram, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/news/ncwire/new-state-laws-take-effect... ABC-11, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news%2Fstate&id=8222487; and The Republic, http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/87cdba02a9a64fc781a6dd608cf65d56/N...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Record changed on Folwell's vote for loans," Raleigh News & Observer, June 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/29/1308329/record-changed-on-folwell...
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Wake School Board Vice Chair John Tedesco defends new job," NBC-17, June 28, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2011/jun/28/wake-school-board-vice-chair-john...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"How to avoid huge budget shortfalls in the future," Raleigh News & Observer, June 28, http://projects.newsobserver.com/taxonomy/term/1,11320
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"With Tillis steering, ride fast, bumpy," Charlotte Observer, June 26, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06/26/2407954/with-tillis-steering...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Jobs as overhead," Raleigh News & Observer, June 26, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/26/1298502/jobs-as-overhead.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Ending a legislative session that hasn't ended," The Daily Advance, June 26, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-ending-l...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"The desperate denials continue," Winston-Salem Journal, June 25, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/opinion/2011/jun/25/wsopin02-chris-fitzs...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Roads not taken," The Durham Herald-Sun, June 25, http://heraldsun.com/bookmark/14471070-Roads-not-taken
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Strange quiet on N.C. budge t cuts," Charlotte Business Journal, June 24, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2011/06/24/strange-qu...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Democrats dismayed," The Laurinburg Exchange, June 24, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/view/full_story/14456410/article-Democ...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Guest commentary: Not proud," The Laurinburg Exchange, June 23, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/view/full_story/14438672/article-Guest...
(Clayton Brooks op-ed)

"Letter: Anti-loitering law unconstitutional," The Carrboro Citizen, June 23, http://www.carrborocitizen.com/main/2011/06/23/letter-anti-loitering-law...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Tar Heel State Could Become Tax Free Haven for Multistate Corporations," Citizens for Tax Justice, June 22, http://www.ctj.org/taxjusticedigest/archive/2011/06/tar_heel_state_could...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Budget Cuts & the Public Sector," The State of Things on WUNC 91.5, June 22, http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/budget-cuts-the-public-sector/view
(Alexandra Forter Sirota interview)

"N.C. budget reality: Do same with less," The Charlotte Post, June 22, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/index.php?src=news&srctype=detail&catego...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Groups request Carrboro rescind unconstitutional anti-loitering ordinance," Southern Coalition for Social Justice, June 21, http://www.southerncoalition.org/node/476
(cites NC Justice Center)

"A Phony Tale of Woe," Investors Business Daily, June 21, http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/576074/201106211840/A-P...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Silence on budget indeed was golden for NC corporations," The Daily Advance, June 21, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-silence-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"News Analysis, 'Have Republicans Changed NC Forever?'," Wilmington Journal, June 21, http://www.wilmingtonjournal.com/News/article/article.asp?NewsID=109390&...
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Editorial: Happy returns," Raleigh News & Observer, June 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/21/1288210/happy-returns.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"How Do You Feel About the Voter ID?" Bill LuMaye Show, WPTF, June 20, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-do-you-feel-about-voter-id.html
(Jeff Shaw interviewed)

"Editorial: Territory uncharted for a reason," Salisbury Post, June 19, http://www.salisburypost.com/Opinion/061911-edit-budget-qcd
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Legislature leaves unfinished work," Greensboro News-Record, June 19, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/06/19/article/legislature_leaves...
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Guilford's job losses 'shocking,'" Greensboro News-Record, June 19, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/06/19/article/guilford_s_job_los...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"The people hurt in the middle of the night," Winston-Salem Journal, June 19, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/jun/19/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Veto override hurts people," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 19, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-veto-override...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Republicans ones who refused to compromise on budget," The Daily Advance, June 19, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/fitzsimon-republicans-on...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

Budget segment, People in Politics with Donna Martinez, June 18
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Legislators loosen multistate tax laws amid session's final bills," Charlotte Observer, June 18, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06/18/2388206/nc-house-meets-all-d...
(cites Edwin McLenaghan, BTC)

"Proposed budget would cost N.C. 30,000 jobs, billions in economic output," The Avery Journal Times, June 18, http://averyjournal.com/News/story/Gov._Perdue_vetoes_state_budget%3A_Cr...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"State jobless rate holds steady at 9.7%," Winston-Salem Journal, June 18, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2011/jun/18/state-jobless-rate-holds...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"NC jobless rate holds steady at 9.7 percent," Connecticut Post (AP Story), June 17, http://www.ctpost.com/business/article/NC-jobless-rate-holds-steady-at-9... (also at : http://m.fayobserver.com/articles?path=/articles/2011/06/17/1102490, http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2011/jun/18/state-jobless-rate-holds...,
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

People in Politics With Donna Martinez, WPTF, June 17, http://www.stategovernmentradio.com/archive/people-in-politics/767-peopl...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Budget Now Hangs Squarely on GOP," Southern Pines Pilot, June 16, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/jun/17/budget-now-hangs-squarely-gop/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Big Changes at State Health Plan," WFAE, June 16, http://www.wfae.org/wfae/1_87_316.cfm?action=display&id=7461
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Right-win lawmakers override governors veto of economically-damaging budget bill," Progressive States Network, June 16, http://www.progressivestates.org/news/dispatch/right-wing-lawmakers-over...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Together NC has it together," Washington Daily News, June 16, http://www.wdnweb.com/2011/06/16/together-nc-has-it-together/
(cites Together NC)

"NC lawmakers look to ease tax risk for companies," Forbes, June 16, http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/06/16/general-nc-xgr-tax-penalties_8... (also at N&O: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/16/1277445/nc-lawmakers-look-to-ease...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

Together NC rally segment, ABC 11, June 15

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Together NC rally segment, News 14, June 15

(No link available)

"Real jobs lost, real people hurt in veto override," The Daily Advance, June 15, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-real-job...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"N.C. Lawmakers Override Budget Veto; Governor Warns of School Cuts," Education Week, June 15, http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/06/15/436657_ap.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Sorry, South Carolina," Raleigh News & Observer, June 15, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/sorry_south_carolina
(cites Together NC)

"Together NC holds send-off party for North Carolina's progress," Independent Weekly, June 15, http://www.indyweek.com/triangulator/archives/2011/06/15/together-nc-hol...
(cites Together NC, quotes Louisa Warren, Rob Thompson)

"NCAE stages rally; Senate vote expected Wednesday afternoon," New Bern Sun Journal (AP story), June 15, http://www.newbernsj.com/news/rally-98238-senate-afternoon.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

Jeff Shaw interview, budget segment, News 14, June 15, 2011
(no link available)

Jeff Shaw interview, budget segment, Cash Michaels radio show, June 15, 2011
(No link available)

Jeff Shaw interview, budget segment, WPTF news, June 15, 2011
(No link available)

Jeff Shaw interview, budget segment, ABC-11, June 15, 2011
(No link available)

Chris Fitzsimon interview, budget segment, ABC 11 evening news, June 15, 2011
(No link available)

"House overrides Perdue's budget veto," Winston-Salem Daily Journal, June 15, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/jun/15/2/wsmain01-house-overrides-p...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Budget statements," Greensboro News-Record, June 15, http://www.news-record.com/blog/53964/entry/120432
(Together NC statement)

"Jobs down the drain," Raleigh News & Observer, June 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/15/1274562/jobs-down-the-drain.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Bill gives ex-cons a job boost," Raleigh News & Observer, June 15, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/15/1274808/bill-gives-ex-cons-a-job-...
(quotes Ajamu Dillahunt)

"Still time for 5 Dems to vote no on job-killing budget," The Daily Advance, June 14, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-still-ti...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"State political writer, commentator to address county Democratic group," Burlington Times News, June 14, http://www.thetimesnews.com/articles/democratic-44979-state-county.html
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Republicans likely have votes for veto override," ABC-11, June 14, http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8190141
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Obama jobs visit puts NC in national spotlight," Westport News/New Bern Sun (AP story), June 13, http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Obama-jobs-visit-puts-NC-in-na... (also at Fox Charlotte: http://www.foxcharlotte.com/news/education/123831654.html)
(cites Budget & Tax Center, Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Talking points false," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 13, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-talking-point...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Perdue to announce budget decision at 4: Veto coming?" Independent Weekly, June 12, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2011/06/12/perdue-to-announce-b...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC GOP has more to do before Legislature adjourns," NECN, June 11, http://www.necn.com/06/11/11/NC-GOP-has-more-to-do-before-Legislature/la...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Berger's false claims," Winston-Salem Daily Journal, June 11, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/jun/11/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Protecting farm kids: a tough row to hoe," Raleigh News & Observer, June 11, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/11/1264121/protecting-farm-kids-a-to...
(Harry Payne op-ed)

"Rob Schofield and Caller Response to Middle East War," Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, June 10, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/06/rob-schofield-and-caller-response...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Group criticizes home buyer bill," Triangle Business Journal, June 9, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2011/06/09/group-criticizes-hom...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"NC Unemployment Insurance Benefits," Raleigh Downtowner, June 9, http://raleigh2.com/nc-unemployment-insurance-benefits-p2981-1.htm
(BTC release)

"North Carolina's Other Choice," Citizens for Tax Justice, June 8, http://ctj.org/taxjusticedigest/archive/2011/06/north_carolinas_other_ch...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"North Carolina's Reactionary Legislative Sesison Rolls On," Southern Pines Pilot, June 8, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/jun/08/north-carolinas-reactionary-leg...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Lemonade stand in Elizabethtown raises money for kids' programs," WECT-Wilmington, June 6, http://elizabethtown.wect.com/news/community-spirit/lemonade-stand-eliza...
(cites Together NC)

"Budgeting on need-to-know basis," Greenville Daily Reflector, June 6, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-budgeting-nee...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Jobless benefits for 47,000 in NC start flowing," Charlotte Observer, June 6, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06/06/2356445/jobless-benefits-for...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"Extended unemployment benefits come with heated debate," NBC-17, June 6, http://www2.nbc17.com/news/johnston-county/2011/jun/06/nc-unemployment-o...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"Day in the life of a legislator," ENC Today, June 5, http://www.enctoday.com/news/day-74235-kfpress-life-follows.html
(quotes Al Ripley)

"The spin, the truth and the numbers," Winston-Salem Daily Journal, June 5, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/jun/05/wsopin02-the-spin-the-truth-...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Tax cuts, jobs and the truth," Raleigh News & Observer, June 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/05/1249387/tax-cuts-jobs-and-the-tru...
(cites BTC, Edwin McLenaghan)

"Hard-Hearted Assholes of the Week Award!", Creative Loafing, June 5, http://blogs.creativeloafing.com/theclog/2011/06/05/hard-hearted-asshole...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Budget loses Federal Medicaid matching dollars," Progressive States Network, June 4, http://www.progressivestates.org/node/28296
(BTC column)

"Disastrous," North Carolina Social Justice Project, June 2, http://ncsjp.org/2011/06/02/disastrous/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"The Republicans' budget vs. Perdue's The gap is way bigger than it appears -- Why are 5 House Dems with the GOP?", Independent Weekly, June 2, http://m.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2011/06/01/the-republicans-budget...
(cites Edwin McLenaghan)

"Senate budget advances on party lines," Raleigh News & Observer, June 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/02/1242037/senate-budget-advances-on...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"N.C. Budget and Tax Center Statement on Senate Budget Vote," WGNC, June 2, http://www.wgnc.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=16792:n...
(BTC statement)

"Senate is poised to OK budget," Charlotte Observer, June 2, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/06/02/2343623/senate-ispoised-to-o...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"The Republicans' budget vs. Perdue's: The gap is way bigger than it appears," Independent Weekly, June 1, http://www.indyweek.com/citizen/archives/2011/06/01/the-republicans-budg...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Dangerous days at the Sausage Factory," Independent Weekly, June 1, http://www.indyweek.com/triangulator/archives/2011/06/01/dangerous-days-...
(quotes Harry Payne)

"Robeson tops in tax credits," The Robesonian, June 1, http://robesonian.com/bookmark/13464384
(quotes Jeff Shaw)

"Together NC coalition opposes proposed NC budget," Raleigh Observer, June 1, http://www.examiner.com/statehouse-in-raleigh/togethernc-coalition-oppos...
(cites Together NC)

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