In the News

March 2014

Also see clips from February 2014, January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013, and March 2009-December 2012.

"Jobless rate falls; reasons unclear," Morganton News Herald, March 31, www.morganton.com/news/business/article_aac59882-b83b-11e3-aa67-0017a43b...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Governor hurts poor," Transylvania Times, March 31, http://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2014/03/31/opinion/governor-hurts...
(cites Adam Searing)

"Fasts across the country for Immigration reform: Will you join us?" Daily Kos, March 31, http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/03/31/1288748/-Fasts-Across-the-Count...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"North Carolinians rush to beat Monday's health insurance deadline," Wilmington Star-News, March 30, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140330/ARTICLES/140339994/1177?T...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Connecticut raises minimum wage and provokes conversations on homelessness and affordable housing," Social Work Helper, March 30, http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2014/03/30/connecticut-raises-minimum-wa...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Many still without insurance despite Affordable Care Act mandate to buy," Charlotte Observer, March 29, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/29/4803429/many-still-without-i... (also at: Lake Wylie Pilot: http://www.lakewyliepilot.com/2014/03/29/2362204/many-still-without-insu...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC health insurance enrollments lag for young, healthy people," Raleigh News & Observer, March 29, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/29/3740387/nc-health-insurance-enrol...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Medicaid shortfall some good," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 29, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-medicaid-shortfall-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Unemployment benefits weeks will decline in July," Winston-Salem Journal, March 28, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/unemployment-benefits-weeks-will-de...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"Affordable Care Act: Working in Washington, NC, but Medicaid expansion critical," Bayou Buzz, March 28, http://www.bayoubuzz.com/healthcare/healthcare-news/item/637758-affordab...
(cites Adam Searing)

"NC jobless rate falls below US average," Charlotte Observer, March 28, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/03/28/4801877/nc-jobless-rate-fall... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/28/3739931/nc-jobless-rate-falls-bel...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The growing fringe inside the GOP," Winston-Salem Journal, March 28, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-on-the-grow...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Vidant and the NAACP reach agreement on Pungo Hospital," Beaufort Observer, March 27,
http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2014-03-2...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Nullification back in vogue in state GOP," The Daily Advance, March 27, http://www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-nullific...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Vidant won't close hospital," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 27, http://www.reflector.com/news/vidant-wont-close-hospital-2429695
(cites Adam Linker)

"Capital Tonight: Charlotte Mayor Cannon arrested," Time Warner Cable News, March 26, http://centralnc.twcnews.com/content/politics/full_episodes/706100/capit...
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"Bill would require students to learn cursive," Free Times, March 26, http://www.free-times.com/news/bill-would-require-students-to-learn-curs...
(cites NC Policy Watch/NC Justice Center)

"Tick-tock," Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, March 25, http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2014/03/25/tick-tock/
(cites Adam Searing)

"N.C. needs Earned Income Tax Credit," The Transylvania Times, March 24, http://www.transylvaniatimes.com/story/2014/03/24/opinion/nc-needs-earne...
(Tazra Mitchell op-ed)

"Protesters march to Governor's Mansion for driver's licenses," NC State Technician, March 24, http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_9d0bd0c2-b30d-11e3-b1ec-001...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Wilmington business owners, politicians debate minimum wage hike," Wilmington Star-News, March 24, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140324/ARTICLES/140329860/-1/top...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Medicaid reform a test of McCrory's leadership," Winston-Salem Journal, March 22,
http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-says-medica...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Uninsured patients costs emergency rooms millions," WNCT, March 21, http://www.wnct.com/story/25042024/uninsured-patients-costs-emergency-ro...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Area's jobless rate drops," Wilmington Star-News, March 21, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140321/ARTICLES/140329934
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"North Carolina government buries climate change data," MSNBC, March 20, http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/north-carolina-climate-change
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Yet again, mistaken," Duke Chronicle, March 20, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/03/21/yet-again-mistaken
(cites Cedric Johnson)

"Last chance to claim state Earned Income Tax Credit," Triangle Tribune, March 19, http://www.triangletribune.com/index.php?src=permalinks/New_news_article...
(Tazra Mitchell column)

"'American Dream' slipping out of reach for many," Laurinburg Exchange, March 19, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/3933501/A...
(Tazra Mitchell op-ed)

"Conference on poverty spotlights food insecurity," Wilmington Star-News, March 19, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140319/ARTICLES/140319591?Title=...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"Corporate tax reduction hurts investment in state," High Point Enterprise, March 18, http://www.hpe.com/opinion/x2025288741/Mousa-Alshanteer-Corporate-tax-re...
(cites Cedric Johnson)

"Good news! Bad news! Depends on who's releasing NC unemployment numbers," Raleigh News & Observer, March 17, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/03/17/3710446/good-news-bad-news-depend...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"The division of North Carolina's middle class and the development of economic inequality," Huffington Post, March 17, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mousa-alshanteer/the-division-of-north-car...
(cites Allan Freyer)

"Poverty conference Wednesday at UNCW," Wilmington Star-News, March 17, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140317/ARTICLES/140319692/-1/new...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"Last year for Earned Income Tax Credit could cost low-income NC families millions," Charlotte Business Journal, March 17, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/morning-edition/2014/03/last-y... (also at Triangle Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2014/03/last-year-for-earned-in...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC says good-bye to Earned Income Tax Credit, only state to do so in 30 years," WUNC, March 15, http://wunc.org/post/nc-says-good-bye-earned-income-tax-credit-only-stat...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Judge nomination," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 15, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-judge-nomination-24...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Some jobs data not a true reflection of N.C. economy," Winston-Salem Journal, March 14,
http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/allan-freyer-some-jobs-data...
(Allan Freyer column)

"U.S. tax dollars lost through loopholes," Tideland News, March 12, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/opinions/editorials/art...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Gerrymandering entrenches incumbents, removes choices for voters," Wilmington Star-News, March 10, http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20140310/ARTICLES/140319954/-1/opi...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"How the Republicans are still blocking a key plank of Obamacare," The Grio (MSNBC), March 8, http://thegrio.com/2014/03/08/how-the-republicans-are-still-blocking-a-k...
(quotes Adam Searing)

"Another rigged election," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 8, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-another-rigged-elec...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Filing ends for another set election," Winston-Salem Journal, March 8, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-filing-ends... (also at The Daily Advance: www.dailyadvance.com/opinion/other-views/chris-fitzsimon-foregone-conclu...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Workers Assembly unites Southern fightback," Workers World, March 7, http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/03/07/workers-assembly-unites-south...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Conservative think tank gets UNC prof's email records, says he used tax-payer money for politics, WUNC, March 7, http://wunc.org/post/conservative-think-tank-gets-unc-prof-s-email-recor...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Gerrymandering limits voter choice," Tideland News, March 5, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/opinions/editorials/art...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Federal complaint alleges police in Wake County schools target black and disabled students," Indy Week, March 5, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/federal-complaint-alleges-police-in-wak...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory's mess," Burlington Times News, March 5, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/mccrory-s-mess-1.286908
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Civil rights organizations rally against discrimination in N.C. public schools," Duke Chronicle, March 5, http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2014/03/05/civil-rights-organizati...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Hard work isn't enough for North Carolinians to climb out of poverty," Outer Banks Peace and Justice Interfaith Coalition, March 3, http://obxpeaceandjustice.org/2014/03/03/hard-work-isnt-enough-for-north...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Shelby attends AARP legislative meeting," Salisbury Post, March 3, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140303/SP01/140309944/1023/shelby...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina legislative bill calls for religious freedom," Daily Tar Heel, March 3, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/03/north-carolina-legislative-b...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

Vida Carolina, March 2, no link available
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

"Judge orders halt to school vouchers," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 1, http://www.reflector.com/news/judge-orders-halt-school-vouchers-2408921
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Coal ash task force," Greenville Daily Reflector, March 1, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-coal-ash-task-force...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Also see clips from February 2014, January 2014, December 2013, November 2013, October 2013, September 2013, August 2013, July 2013, June 2013, May 2013, April 2013, March 2013, February 2013, January 2013 and March 2009-December 2012.