In the News

July 2016

Also see clips from June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016, December 2015, November 2015, October 2015, September 2015, August 2015, July 2015, June 2015, May 2015, April 2015, March 2015, February 2015, January 2015, and March 2009-December 2014.

“More taxpayer funding for openly discriminating voucher schools,” Greenville Daily Reflector, July 31, http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2016/07/31/More-taxpayer-funding-for-open... (also at the Robesonian: https://robesonian.com/opinion/90143/tax-dollars-to-discriminate, Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/4666/more-taxpayer-funding-for-voucher-..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-taxpayers-f..., New Bern Sun Journal: http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20160728/chris-fitzsimon-taxpayer-suppo...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“Capital Affairs: Only one real race in local legislative race,” Fayetteville Observer, July 31, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/capitol-affairs-only-one-real-race...
(cites Rick Glazier)

“Opinion roundup: Politics, coastal science,” WRAL, July 31, http://www.wral.com/opinion-roundup-july-31-politics-coastal-science-eco...
(cites Lisa Sorg)

“Slow drip? Leading coastal scientist resigns from panel in protest,” Greensboro News & Record, July 31, http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/slow-drip-leading-coastal-scie...
(Lisa Sorg column)

“Court overturns voter ID law,” Sanford Herald, July 30, http://www.sanfordherald.com/news/court-overturns-voter-id-law/article_b...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Community news," Greenville Daily Reflector, July 29, http://www.reflector.com/News/2016/07/29/July-29-Community-News-7.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"It's #WageWeek: A push for living wages in NC," Public News Service, July 27, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-07-27/livable-wages-working-famili...
(quotes Ana Pardo)

“$100,000 in taxpayer money going to private school that bans LGBT students, parents,” Progress NC, July 27, http://www.progressncaction.org/news/more-money-for-voucher-schools-that...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"The NC Justice Center has long been a union advocate. Now it's practicing what it preaches," Indy Week, July 27, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-nc-justice-center-has-long-been-a-u...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Celebrate #WageWeek, support raising the minimum wage," Jefferson Post, July 27, https://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/4641/celebrate-wageweek-support-raisin...
(Allan Freyer op-ed)

"General Assembly passes stricter background checks for teachers," Gaston Gazette, July 25, http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20160725/general-assembly-passes-stric...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"North Carolina's incredible shrinking state budget," Jefferson Post, July 25, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/4620/north-carolinas-incredible-shrinki...
(Tazra Mitchell)

"United Way to distribute funds," Rocky Mount Telegram, July 24, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2016/07/24/United-Way-to-distribu...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The follies of McCrory's continuing demagoguery on HB2," Hickory Daily Record, July 23, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-the-follies-of-mccrory-s-contin... (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/mccrory-s-continuing-de..., Burlington Times-News: http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/20160723/column-mccrory-blaming-othe...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The cold cruelty of NC leaders is to tax poor to render to rich," Raleigh News & Observer, July 23, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article91364952.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"State jobless rate drops below full employment threshold," Winston-Salem Journal, July 22, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/state-jobless-rate-drops-below-full...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Misleading Medicaid rhetoric instead of expansions," Winston-Salem Journal, July 22, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-misleading-... (also at Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/misleading-medicaid-rhe...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Weekly Wrap: Taking care of business; watch out for that heat," Fayetteville Observer, July 22, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/editorials/weekly-wrap-taking-care-of...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"NC jobless 9.4% in June," Raleigh News & Observer, July 22, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article91258672.html
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"State Rundown 7/21: Tax and Budget news in Alaska, North Dakota, Mass., Mississippi, and Cleveland, OH," Tax Justice Blog, July 20, http://www.taxjusticeblog.org/archive/2016/07/state_rundown_721_tax_and_...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Misleading Medicaid rhetoric is a disservice to the state," The Mountaineer, July 20, http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/misleading-medicaid-rhetoric-is-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC budget reflects economic debate," Charlotte Business Journal, July 19, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2016/07/19/nc-budget-reflects-...
(cites Tazra Mitchell)

"Is this as good as it gets for NC?" Lincoln Times-News, July 18, http://www.lincolntimesnews.com/2016/07/18/good-gets-nc/
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Rep. Szoka sees rise in effectiveness rating," Fayetteville Observer, July 18, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/inside-politics-rep-szoka-sees-ris...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory claims credit for longstanding bond rating," Hickory Daily Record, July 16, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/opinion/column-mccrory-claims-credit-for-lo...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"SAS provided undisclosed air travel during UNC presidential search," WRAL, July 15, http://www.wral.com/sas-provided-undisclosed-air-travel-during-unc-presi...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Insurers need to look in the mirror before complaining about ACA changes," Modern Healthcare, July 14, http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160714/blog/160719924
(cites Ciara Zachary)

"'Stuff the Bus' campaign underway," Jefferson Post, July 14, https://jeffersonpost.com/news/4469/stuff-the-bus-campaign-underway
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC virtual charter operators back in the spotlight," The Mountaineer, July 14, http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/nc-virtual-charter-operators-bac...
(Billy Ball column)

"GOP continues school assault," The Robesonian, July 14, http://robesonian.com/opinion/89521/gop-continues-schools-assault
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"State Rep. John Szoka sees biggest gains in rankings in biennial survey," Fayetteville Observer, July 13, http://www.fayobserver.com/blogs/news/peoples_business/state-rep-john-sz...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Gov. McCrory needs to realize that putting ideology over evidence won't help struggling students," The Mountaineer, July 13, http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/gov-mccrory-needs-to-realize-tha... (also at Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-ideology-over-evidenc..., Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2016/07/17/Putting-ideology-before-eviden..., New Bern Sun Journal: http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20160714/chris-fitzsimon-putting-ideolo..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/putting-ideology-over-e..., Jefferson Post: http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2016/07/17/Putting-ideology-before-eviden...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The highs and lows of 2016 legislative session," The Mountaineer, July 12, http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/the-highs-and-lows-of-2016-legis...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Lawmakers' secret deals becoming the rule," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, July 11, http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/lawmakers-secret-deals-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"State budget agreement doubles down once more on regressive tax policies," Jefferson Post, July 11, https://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/4425/state-budget-agreement-doubles-do...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Top legislators pile on the pork," Wilson Times, July 11, http://wilsontimes.com/stories/Top-legislators-pile-on-the-pork,69612
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

“State preschool program maintains quality, suffers funding cuts,” EdNC, July 8, https://www.ednc.org/2016/07/08/state-preschool-program-maintains-qualit...
(cites Matt Ellinwood)

“Democrats seek action on economy,” Rocky Mount Telegram, July 8, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/News/2016/07/08/Democrats-seek-action-...
(cites Patrick McHugh)

"Mexican student's pursuit of NCSSM admission thwarted in court," WRAL, July 7, http://www.wral.com/mexican-student-s-pursuit-of-ncssm-admission-thwarte...
(cites Jack Holtzman case)

“By the numbers,” New Bern Sun Journal, July 7, http://www.newbernsj.com/opinion/20160707/chris-fitzsimon-by-numbers
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Judge denies injunction in NCSSM case," Durham Herald-Sun, July 7, http://www.heraldsun.com/business/judge-denies-injunction-in-ncssm-case/...
(cites Jack Holtzman case)

“Obama administration rules for homecare workers upheld; time for NC to get on board,” Greensboro News & Record, July 6, http://www.greensboro.com/gnr/carol-brooke-obama-administration-rules-fo...
(Carol Brooke op-ed)

"Political effect of HB2 still to be seen," Fayetteville Observer, July 5, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/political-effect-of-hb-still-to-be...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Anita Brown-Graham facilitates a meeting of the minds to make NC a better place," Raleigh News & Observer, July 2, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article87364257.html
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Legislators move forward on expanding lateral entry options for teachers," Winston-Salem Journal, July 2, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/legislators-move-forward-on-expandi...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"Wilmington area unemployment fell sharply in May," Wilmington Star-News, July 1, http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20160701/wilmington-area-unemployment...
(cites NC justice Center)

"NBA rejects North Carolina's revised transgender bathroom law," Daily Mail, July 1, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3669310/NBA-rejects-North-C... (also at Yahoo! News: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba-rejects-north-carolinas-revised-transge..., Global Post: http://www.globalpost.com/article/6779849/2016/07/01/nba-rejects-north-c...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

Also see clips from June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016, December 2015, November 2015, October 2015, September 2015, August 2015, July 2015, June 2015, May 2015, April 2015, March 2015, February 2015, January 2015, and March 2009-December 2014.