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NC Justice Center in the News

December 2019

“’The University works because we do’: UNC grad students win on fees, push on pay,” The Daily Tar Heel, December 1 (quotes Ana Pardo)

“Charlotte Talks: Segregation In Charlotte Education,” WFAE, December 3 (cites EdLaw)

“How the Republican takeover of the General Assembly changed the UNC System,” The Daily Tar Heel, December 4 (quotes Rob Schofield)

“Opinion | Eight errors in 2019 legislative session,” Richmond County Daily Journal, December 5 (column by Rob Schofield)

“Public Funding For A Hate Group?” WUNC, December 5 (interview with Rob Schofield)

“OPINION: Century-old effort to suppress black vote alive and well in Hoke County prosecutions,” Fayetteville Observer, December 6 (column by Laura Holland and Ivy Johnson)

“Manpower quarterly survey finds Winston-Salem leading state in first-quarter hiring outlook,” Winston-Salem Journal, December 10 (quotes William Munn)

“Durham Service Workers Share Stories of Poverty Wages and Poor Conditions—and an Indifferent State Labor Department,” INDY Week, December 10 (quotes Allan Freyer)

“Strings Attached: How utilities use charitable giving to influence politics and increase investor profits,” Energy Policy Institute, December 11 (cites NC Policy Watch)

“Democrat wrong about the history of NC’s teacher pay,” Politifact, December 11 (quotes Kris Nordstrom)

“Fact check: Democrat says NC’s teacher pay used to meet national average,” WRAL, December 11 (quotes Kris Nordstrom)

“Report: Low-Income NC Workers Would Benefit from EITC,” Public News Service, December 13 (quotes Heba Atwa)

“Report: More than 50 million Americans work ‘low-wage jobs,’” ABC 11, December 13 (cites NC Justice Center)

“North Carolina officials hint that Apple may still build new campus there,” Apple Insider, December 15 (quotes Allan Freyer)

“Landmark report uses two WNC districts to show school funding inequalities,” Citizen Times, December 16 (quotes Kris Nordstrom)

“After workers die, North Carolina shields many employers from biggest penalties,” The News & Observer, December 17 (cites NC Justice Center)

“Fact Check: Has North Carolina Teacher Pay Ever Matched The National Average?” WFDD, December 17 (quotes Kris Nordstrom)

“19 People of 2019: Bob Phillips,” INDY Week, December 17 (cites Rick Glazier)

“Under two governors, incentive programs miss the mark on hiring,” WRAL, December 19 (quotes Allan Freyer)

“EPA will allow Georgia to regulate its own coal ash,” Energy News Network, December 20 (cites NC Policy Watch)

“State jobless rate drops below 4% for first time in nine months during November,” Winston-Salem Journal, December 20 (quotes William Munn)

“NC Attorney General Josh Stein is a top GOP target in 2020. Meet his opponents,” The News & Observer, December 21 (cites NC Justice Center)

“Designed to boost rural counties, incentives buoy wealthy ones instead,” WRAL, December 22 (quotes Allan Freyer)

“UNC Charlotte Grad Students Create App Visualizing CMS Diversity,” WFAE, December 23 (cites NC Justice Center)

“Digital Divide Exacerbates Achievement Gap,” WFAE, December 24 (quotes Matt Ellinwood)

“Longtime Triangle developer made dreams come true. Now, he’s Tar Heel of the Year.” The News & Observer, December 24 (cites NC Justice Center)

“Say no to online scratch-off tickets,” The Robesonian, December 26 (column by Rob Schofield)

“Report: Household income in NC no better than before recession,” WRAL, December 26 (quotes Alexandra Sirota)

“Electrifying Transportation: A Holistic Approach,” CleanEnergy.org, December 26 (cites NC Justice Center)

“N.C. minimum wage stays the same as another year begins,” Winston-Salem Journal, December 28 (quotes Allan Freyer)

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