MEDIA ADVISORY: Charlotte, Asheville & Hickory host experts on North Carolina budget, economy, and state policy this week

NC Justice Center, Budget & Tax Center experts available for media interviews on North Carolina’s crucial issues of the day

RALEIGH (Nov. 15, 2010) – This week, citizens in Charlotte, Asheville and Hickory can prepare for the upcoming North Carolina legislative session – and media members can get a jumpstart on the vital issues in play when state lawmakers re-convene.


On Tuesday, Nov. 30, Charlotte will play host to a legislative briefing by local legislators and staff from the NC Budget & Tax Center, NC Justice Center and United Way of North Carolina. Events in Asheville and Hickory take place Wed., Dec. 1.

The experts will discuss top issues in state public policy. A complete schedule can be found here.

WHO: Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director of the NC Budget & Tax Center, and NC Justice Center Policy Advocate Louisa Warren
WHAT: Roadshow presentation

From 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. on Nov. 30.
WHERE:  Legends Conference Room of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, 400 E. MLK Blvd. in Charlotte. 

From 8:30 a.m. on Dec. 1.
AB Tech Enka Campus, Haynes Bldg, 2nd floor conference room

From 2 p.m.-4 p.m. on Dec. 1.
Catawba Community College, 2250 US Hwy 70 SE – Dunbar Bldg., Rm 345

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact: Alexandra Forter Sirota,, (919) 861-1468; or Louisa Warren, NC Justice Center policy advocate,; (919) 801-0465; Jeff Shaw, Director of Communications, NC Justice Center, (919) 863-2402; mobile number 503.551.3615.