In the News: August 2011

August 2011

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"Twenty years later, safer workplaces Hamlet's legacy," The Daily Advance, Aug. 31, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-twenty-y...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Inside Politics: N.C. Policy Watch leader discusses agenda," Fayetteville Observer, Aug. 29, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/08/29/1115625?sac=Home
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Is diversity important in America?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Aug. 29, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/08/is-diversity-important-in-america...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"Order up: Statehouse leaders owe an accounting on jobs," Fayetteville Observer, Aug. 29, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/08/29/1118432 (also in Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/30/2563481/study-shows-nc-budge...)
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"N.C. Medicaid cuts take hold in October," Charlotte Observer, Aug. 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/28/2559420/nc-medicaid-cuts-tak...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Signs of the new North Carolina," The Daily Advance, Aug. 28, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-signs-ne...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Playing politics with education," Greenville Daily Reflector, Aug. 28, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-playing-polit...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Some leaders deserve contempt," The Herald, Aug. 28, http://www.theherald-nc.com/2011/08/28/19710/some-leaders-deserve-contem...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Dome: Group fined over documents," Raleigh News & Observer, Aug. 28, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/28/1441572/dhhs-finds-a-place-for-tr...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Metro area sees job growth slow in July," Greensboro News & Record, Aug. 27, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/08/26/article/metro_area_sees_jo...
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Triangle will lose 9,200 jobs because of budget cuts, study says," Raleigh News & Observer, Aug. 26, http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_dome/triangle_will_lose_9200_...
(cites BTC report)

Jeff Shaw interview, WPTF, Aug. 26
(no link available)

"How Can We Do Better for Our Schools?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Aug. 25, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-can-we-do-better-for-our-scho...
(Chris Fitzsimon interview)

"N.C. Policy Watch researchers says progressives need to win war against conservatives," Fayetteville Observer, Aug. 25, http://blogs.fayobserver.com/peoplesbusiness/August-2011/N-C--Policy-Wat...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"The Real Job Killers Are in the State Legislature," Southern Pines Pilot, Aug. 24, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/aug/24/the-real-job-killers-are-in-the...
(Chris Fitzsimon op-ed)

"Those who can, those who won't," The Durham Herald-Sun, Aug. 23, http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/15189676/article-Those-who-can-...
(Chris Hill op-ed)

"Utility shareholders vote today on merger," Raleigh News & Observer, Aug. 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/23/1429818/utility-shareholders-vote...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"More at Four needed," Greenville Daily Reflector, Aug. 21, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-more-four-nee...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"LaRoque talks nonprofits, loans and opponents," Raleigh News & Observer, Aug. 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/21/1426155/laroque-talks-nonprofits-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Much Confusion and Rhetoric Surrounds More at Four," Southern Pines Pilot, Aug. 20, http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/aug/21/much-confusion-and-rhetoric-sur...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"A job session needed," Winston-Salem Journal, Aug. 20, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/aug/20/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"N.C. jobless rate hits 10.1%," Winston-Salem Journal, Aug. 20, http://www2.journalnow.com/blogs/business-beat/2011/aug/20/2/states-jobl...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Jobless report raising concern," Greensboro News-Record, Aug. 20, http://www.news-record.com/content/2011/08/19/article/jobless_report_rai... (also at iStock Analyst: http://www.istockanalyst.com/business/news/5370194/jobless-report-raisin...)
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"So where are the jobs the budget was supposed to create?" Daily Advance, Aug. 19, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-so-where...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"How is the economy really doing?", Bill LuMaye Show WPTF, Aug. 19, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/08/how-is-economy-really-doing.html
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Challenge or comply: NC is in a costly double bind with feds over mental health, says advocacy group," Mountain Xpress, Aug. 19, http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2011/challenge_or_comply_nc_is_in_a_co...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"State Legislator Explains His Nonprofit Operations – Poorly," The Nonprofit Quarterly, Aug. 18, http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=arti...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"LaRoque says Pope owes more than $180,000 in principal and interest," ENCToday, Aug. 18, http://www.enctoday.com/news/laroque-75711-kfpress-pope-owes.html
(cites NC Policy Watch, NC Justice Center)

"Rep. LaRoque defends management of non-profit groups," North Carolina News Network, Aug. 17, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/7171-rep-laroque-defends-management-of-non...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"GOP lawmakers focused on jobs – eliminating them," Daily Advance, Aug. 17, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-gop-lawm...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"$100k loan from fellow lawmaker wasn't improper," Shelby Star, Aug. 17, http://www.shelbystar.com/news/lawmaker-57670-loan-100k.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Rep. LaRoque: Nothing improper with his nonprofits," Raleigh News & Observer, Aug. 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/17/1417696/legislator-nothings-impro...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"LaRoque responds to N.C. Policy Watch allegations Tuesday," ENCToday, Aug. 17, http://www.enctoday.com/news/point-75688-kfpress-laroque-tuesday.html (also at Kinston Free Press: http://www.kinston.com/news/point-75688-laroque-tuesday.html)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Lawmaker fires back at media while defending his nonprofits," WRAL, Aug. 16, http://www.wral.com/news/state/nccapitol/story/10007148/
(cites NC Policy Watch, NC Justice Center)

"LaRoque fights allegations, 'I don't think profit is a crime," Eyewitness News 9, Aug. 16 http://www2.wnct.com/news/2011/aug/16/laroque-fights-allegations-america...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Rep. LaRoque: Article is a 'witch hunt," WITN Kinston, Aug. 16, http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Lawmaker_To_Hold_Press_Conference_127...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Rep. LaRoque defends his charities, blasts N.C. Policy Watch," Raleigh News & Observer, Aug. 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/16/1416920/rep-laroque-defends-his-c...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Kinston State Lawmaker to Hold Press Conference," WITN Kinston, Aug. 16, http://www.witn.com/politics/headlines/Lawmaker_To_Hold_Press_Conference...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"LaRoque to address concerns over nonprofits today," ENCToday, Aug. 16, http://www.enctoday.com/news/laroque-75673-kfpress-conference-today.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Who can beat President Obama?", Bill LuMaye Show, WPTF, Aug. 15, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/08/who-can-beat-president-obama.html
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"The repetitive misleading rhetoric," Winston-Salem Journal, Aug. 14, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/aug/14/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Interesting week ahead for LaRoque, community," ENCToday, Aug. 14, http://www.enctoday.com/news/laroque-75653-kfpress-corner-prep.html
(cites NC Policy Watch, NC Justice Center)

"Cut government, hurt business," Charlotte Business Journal, Aug. 12, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/print-edition/2011/08/12/cut-govern...
(Allan Freyer column)

"The true cost of state sales tax holidays," Daily Finance, Aug. 12, http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/08/12/the-true-cost-of-state-sales-tax-... (reposted on Citizens for Tax Justice: http://ctj.org/ctjinthenews/2011/08/aol_daily_finance_the_true_cost_of_s...)
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"A legislator's dealings," Raleigh News & Observer, Aug. 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/12/1406315/a-legislators-dealings.html (cited in Greenville Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/north-carolina-editorial-roundup-619193 and on WJTV: http://www2.wjtv.com/news/2011/aug/16/north-carolina-editorial-roundup-a...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The 'Myth' of Tax Flight," Carolina Journal, Aug. 12, http://www.carolinajournal.com/jhdailyjournal/display_jhdailyjournal.htm...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Teachers rally for school," Bluffton Today, Aug. 12, http://www.blufftontoday.com/bluffton-news/2011-08-12/teachers-rally-sch...
(cites Together NC)

Louisa Warren interview, Perdue executive order segment, ABC-11, Aug. 10
(no link available)

"Here's a 'nice' list for you today," ENC Today, Aug. 7, http://www.enctoday.com/news/free-75526-kfpress-rude-nice.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Cumberland County to stop asking job applicants about criminal convictions," Fayetteville Observer, Aug. 7, http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2011/08/07/1113329?sac=
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Wealthy not fleeing NC to avoid paying taxes," The Daily Advance, Aug. 7, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-wealthy-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"LaRoque has some explaining to do," Greenville Daily Reflector, Aug. 7, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/chris-fitzsimon-laroque-has-e...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Who wins at sales tax holiday?" Charlotte Observer, Aug. 7, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/07/v-print/2509741/who-wins-at-...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"The creeping remorse of the Right," Winston-Salem Journal, Aug. 6, http://www2.journalnow.com/news/2011/aug/06/wsopin02-chris-fitzsimon-col... (also in Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/news/2011/aug/07/the-creeping-remorse-of-the-nc-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Dome: State Republicans hire communications boss," Raleigh News & Observer, Aug. 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/05/1391439/state-republicans-hire-co...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

People in Politics With Donna Martinez, WPTF, Aug. 6, http://sgrtoday.com/archive/people-in-politics/1041-people-in-politics-8...
(Jeff Shaw interview)

"LaRoque defends business practices," Kinston Free Press, Aug. 5, http://www.kinston.com/articles/laroque-75485-online-based.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Sales tax holidays and twisted systems," Raleigh News & Observer, Aug. 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/08/05/1390434/sales-tax-holidays-and-tw...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"NC Medicaid committee hears options," MSN Money, Aug. 5, http://money.msn.com/business-news/article.aspx?feed=AP&Date=20110805&ID...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Blue Cross wants a rate hike," Charlotte Observer, Aug. 5, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/08/05/2504674/blue-cross-wants-a-r...
(quotes Adam Linker)

Weekly News Review, State Government Radio, Aug. 5, http://www.stategovernmentradio.com/archive/weekly-news-review/1029-week...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Rep. LaRoque Accepts Big Checks & Uses for Close Associates," Bill LuMaye Show, WPTF, Aug. 4, http://billlumaye.blogspot.com/2011/08/rep-laroque-accepts-big-checks-us...
(Sarah Ovaska interviewed)

"Justice Center report proves GOP is full of crap on tax policy," Blue NC, Aug. 4, http://www.bluenc.com/justice-center-report-proves-gop-full-crap-tax-policy
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Workers Are Worth Their Keep," North Carolina Council of Churches, Aug. 4, http://www.nccouncilofchurches.org/2011/08/workers-are-worth-their-keep/
(cites NC Budget & Tax Center)

"Retailers ready for big crowds during annual tax holiday," Caterer County News-Times, Aug. 4, http://carolinacoastonline.com/articles/2011/08/05/news-times/news/doc4e...
(cites Budget & Tax Center, quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Tax-free shopping this weekend," Salisbury Post, Aug. 4, http://www.salisburypost.com/News/080411-Sales-tax-holiday-Fact-box-with...
(quotes Edwin McLenaghan)

"Republican leader in the NC House comes under scrutiny while refusing to answer questions," Beaufort Observer, Aug. 4, http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-c-2011-08-04-254864.112112-Repu...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Unemployment Rate Goes Up Because of State Budget Cuts," NC State AFL-CIO, Aug. 3, http://aflcionc.org/2011/08/03/jobs-lost-because-of-state-budget-cuts-in...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Even families with jobs having trouble making ends meet, N.C. Justice Center reports," Mountain Xpress, Aug. 3, http://www.mountainx.com/blogwire/2011/even_families_with_jobs_having_tr...
(cites NC Justice Center)

 

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