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NC Justice Center in the News

April 2019

“Our Opinion: A teacher work day … in Raleigh,” Greensboro News & Record, April 30, https://www.greensboro.com/opinion/editorials/our-opinion-a-teacher-work-day-in-raleigh/article_2d73938d-76e2-53df-a49c-a8e2016cc5df.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Teachers to rally in Raleigh Wednesday,” Asheboro Courier-Tribune, April 29, https://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20190429/teachers-to-rally-in-raleigh-wednesday
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Postcard from America: Journalism is under attack, but has its saviours,” Premium Times, April 28, https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/327331-postcard-from-america-journalism-is-under-attack-but-has-its-saviours.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Our view: Teachers go to Raleigh,” Winston-Salem Journal, April 27, https://www.journalnow.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-teachers-go-to-raleigh/article_76f49a03-d18e-5bcd-8f5c-64146a72bb8c.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“This Week In NC Politics: Budget Landing, And 2020 Musings,” WUNC, April 26, https://www.wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-budget-landing-and-2020-musings
(Rob Schofield interview)

“A Letter to N.C. Students: Here’s Why Your Teachers Are Marching,” Education Week, April 26, https://www.edweek.org/tm/articles/2019/04/26/a-letter-to-nc-students-heres-why.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

“League of Women Voters to host panel on health care,” Laurinburg Exchange, April 25, https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/24955/league-of-women-voters-to-host-panel-on-health-care
(cites Rebecca Cerese)

“EDITORIAL: Removing Richard Burr from the saddle,” Triad City Beat, April 25, https://triad-city-beat.com/editorial-removing-richard-burr/
(quotes Rob Schofield)

“North Carolina’s Lock-’Em-Up Legislature Might Be Singing a Different Tune,” Indy Week, April 24, https://indyweek.com/news/northcarolina/general-assembly-2019-incarceration-bills/
(quotes Daniel Bowes)

“Small business owners in Kinston, Lenoir County getting big boost through HUB program,” WCTI, April 24, https://wcti12.com/news/local/small-business-owners-in-kinston-lenoir-county-getting-big-boost-through-hub-program
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

“N.C. Bill to Change Teacher Spending,” The Carolinian, April 24, https://carolinianuncg.com/2019/04/24/n-c-bill-to-change-teacher-spending/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“N.C. jobless rate remains on slight incline path, rose to 4 percent in March,” Winston-Salem Journal, April 20, https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/state-jobless-rate-remains-on-slight-incline-path-rises-to/article_75c79049-cf0a-5685-baa5-ac7b5d75e477.html
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

“This Week in NC Politics: A Cooper Veto, Dallas Departs, and Teachers Mobilize,” WUNC, April 19, https://www.wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-cooper-veto-dallas-departs-and-teachers-mobilize
(Rob Schofield interview)

“Gerlach: ECU offer surprising but challenge is exciting,” Greenville Daily-Reflector, April 18, http://www.reflector.com/News/2019/04/18/Gerlach-he.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

“Report: Minimum wage increase would benefit 1.6 million in NC,” Monroe Enquirer Journal, April 18, https://enquirerjournal.com/news/2308/report-minimum-wage-increase-would-benefit-16-million-in-nc/
(cites WRP)

“Golden LEAF head Gerlach named interim chancellor at ECU,” Laurinburg Exchange, April 17, https://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/24682/golden-leaf-head-gerlach-named-interim-chancellor-at-ecu
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

“Interim chancellor named for East Carolina University,” Greensboro News & Record, April 17, https://www.greensboro.com/news/education/interim-chancellor-named-for-east-carolina-university/article_64281e31-e11e-5bfc-8d98-703821ea0fb1.html (also at Winston-Salem Journal: https://www.journalnow.com/news/state/interim-chancellor-named-for-east-carolina-university/article_269fb579-d0c0-5659-be42-f93fe22561ba.html)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

“Editorial: State teacher supplies bill a charade,” Burlington Times-News, April 17, https://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/20190417/editorial-state-teacher-supplies-bill-charade (also at Havelock News: https://www.havenews.com/opinion/20190417/editorial-state-teacher-supplies-bill-charade)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Bounced check fees, small loan fees go up under bill,” WRAL, April 16, https://www.wral.com/bounced-check-fees-small-loan-fees-go-up-under-bill/18330037/
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Activist groups urge lawmakers to pass Medicaid expansion during day of action,” ABC-11, April 16, https://abc11.com/politics/activist-groups-urge-lawmakers-to-pass-medicaid-expansion-in-nc-/5253468/
(quotes Rebecca Cerese)

“OUR VIEW: Give N.C. teachers a (real) boost for school supplies,” Fayetteville Observer, April 15, https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190415/our-view-give-nc-teachers-real-boost-for-school-supplies (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: https://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20190418/give-nc-teachers-real-boost-for-school-supplies)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Trailer park residents plead for help,” The Robesonian, April 15, https://www.robesonian.com/news/122224/trailer-park-residents-plead-for-help
(cites Ben Williams)

“Medicaid expansion good for Pitt,” Greenville Daily Reflector, April 15, http://www.reflector.com/Letters/2019/04/15/Medicaid-Expansion-is-Good-for-Pitt-County.html
(HAP LTE)

“Jesus healed without condition,” Greenville Daily Reflector, April 14, http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2019/04/14/Did-Jesus-Charge-the-Poor-a-Premium-to-be-Healed.html
(HAP ghost-written op-ed)

“Unemployment benefits will last longer if this house bill passes,” Winston-Salem Journal, April 11, https://www.journalnow.com/news/local/unemployment-benefits-will-last-longer-if-this-house-bill-passes/article_22bab77d-2361-5f51-a933-e3862f57448a.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Proposal to force cooperation with ICE is Trumpism at its worst,” Sanford Herald, April 11, https://sanfordherald.com/news/56535/proposal-to-force-cooperation-with-ice-is-trumpism-at-its-worst/
(Rob Schofield column)

“Accused lawmaker should resign,” Greenville Daily Reflector, April 11, http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2019/04/11/House-Speaker-Needs-to-Take-Action-Regarding-Lawmaker-Accused-of-Domestic-Violence.html
(Rob Schofield column)

“GOP rolls out proposal to close health coverage gap,” The Mountaineer, April 10, https://www.themountaineer.com/news/state/gop-rolls-out-proposal-to-close-health-coverage-gap/article_9924a4f4-5bd0-11e9-a69f-1b88921786f1.html
(Joe Killian column)

“Is the NCGA’s “Sanctuary Sheriffs” Bill About Public Safety, or Just Politics?,” Indy Week, April 10, https://indyweek.com/news/northcarolina/ice-hb370-general-assembly/
(quotes Raul Pinto)

“LGBTQ-Friendly Bills Introduced in North Carolina House,” The Carolinian, April 10, https://carolinianuncg.com/2019/04/10/lgbtq-friendly-bills-introduced-in-north-carolina-house/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Classroom money shouldn’t come at districts’ expense,” Sampson Independent, April 10, https://www.clintonnc.com/opinion/38722/classroom-moneyshouldnt-comeat-districts-expense
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Could the gender wage gap close in North Carolina?,” Daily Tar Heel, April 10, https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/04/equal-pay-act-0409f
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Pipelines Plagued by Lawsuits and Delays,” Appalachian Voices, April 9, http://appvoices.org/2019/04/09/pipelines-plagued-by-lawsuits-and-delays/
(cites Lisa Sorg)

“State DHHS errors result in $100M+ in wrongful payments to providers, ineligible recipients,” WSOC, April 9, https://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/state-dhhs-errors-result-in-100m-in-wrongful-payments-to-providers-ineligible-recipients/938470813
(quotes Rob Schofield)

“Bank of America will raise the minimum wage for its lowest-paid workers,” Charlotte Observer, April 9, https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/banking/article229010709.html (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: https://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20190410/bank-of-america-will-raise-minimum-wage-for-lowest-paid-workers)
(quotes Ana Pardo)

“Bill to cover 500K North Carolinians with health insurance reintroduced in state legislature,” Winston-Salem Journal, April 9, https://www.journalnow.com/news/lambeth-reintroduces-medicaid-expansion-bill-which-retains-work-requirement-assessment/article_7aaa3383-daf5-5fa0-8061-c03e676219c6.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

“Bill would give NC teachers $400 to spend on class supplies,” Gaston Gazette, April 5, https://www.gastongazette.com/news/20190405/bill-would-give-nc-teachers-400-to-spend-on-class-supplies
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“This Week In NC Politics: Following The Federal Bribery Indictment,” WUNC, April 5, https://www.wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-following-federal-bribery-indictment
(Rob Schofield interview)

“N.C. House passes bill that requires sheriffs to cooperate with ICE,” Daily Tar Heel, April 4, https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/04/ice-bill-house-passed-0404
(quotes Raul Pinto)

“Lawmakers Again Consider Bill To Protect Consumers From Surprise Medical Bills,” WFAE, April 3, https://www.wfae.org/post/lawmakers-again-consider-bill-protect-consumers-surprise-medical-bills#stream/0
(quotes Brendan Riley)

“NC teachers could get $400 to personally spend on school supplies,” Raleigh News & Observer, April 3, https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article228752794.html
(quotes Kris Nordstrom)

“Could out-of-state tuition go up for UNC students?” Daily Tar Heel, April 3, https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2019/04/oos-tuition-increase-bill-0403
(quotes Rob Schofield)

“Triad unemployment drops to 4.1 percent — mainly because job seekers stopped looking,” Winston-Salem Journal, April 3, https://www.journalnow.com/business/triad-unemployment-rate-reverses-course-in-february-drops-to-percent/article_09a6a879-5d24-5918-8191-cbf9b6b15aaf.html
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

“Our Opinion: The smart money …,” Greensboro News & Record, April 3, https://www.greensboro.com/opinion/editorials/our-opinion-the-smart-money/article_2a2a3f7c-03da-54cc-a209-c1ebf3ab39ef.html
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Here’s why Piedmont Natural Gas wants to raise your rates for the first time in 6 years,” Charlotte Observer, April 2, https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article228724269.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

“NC Policy Watch says State Rep. Cody Henson should resign,” WHKP, April 2, https://www.whkp.com/news/6794-nc-policy-watch-says-state-rep-cody-henson-should-resign.html
(Rob Schofield column)

“Making ends meet: New report shows families don’t have enough money for basic needs,” McDowell News, April 1, https://www.mcdowellnews.com/news/making-ends-meet-new-report-shows-families-don-t-have/article_c5b2c0f0-5491-11e9-9440-230d5f59874b.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

“Major victory for environment as Duke Energy ordered to clean up toxic coal ash,” Think Progress, April 1, https://thinkprogress.org/coal-ash-environmental-justice-north-carolina-drinking-water-duke-trump-ec6590825047/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

“Forsyth legislator prepares to try again with Medicaid expansion bill,” Winston-Salem Journal, April 1, https://www.journalnow.com/business/forsyth-legislator-prepares-to-try-again-with-medicaid-expansion-bill/article_4e59b242-2334-590c-8530-cada2a10f50f.html
(quotes Brendan Riley)

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