In the News

August 2014

Also see clips from July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, 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.

"Report: Recession isn't over for many NC workers," Charlotte Observer, August 31, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/31/5139865/report-recession-isn... (also at Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/31/4107099/report-recession-isnt-ove...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Conversion on education," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 30, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-conversion-educatio...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC's education policy through the eyes of a student," Madison County Democratic Party, August 29, http://madisonncdemocraticparty.com/2014/ncs-education-policy-through-th...
(Chris Hill column)

"It's not about helping children," Winston-Sale, Journal, August 29, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-it-s-not-ab...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC advocates question utility deposits, credit checks," Charlotte Observer, August 29, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/29/5138106/advocates-question-u...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"State of Working North Carolina," WPTF, August 28, http://www.wptf.com/showdj.asp?DJID=60400
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

"Vouchers not about helping poor kids," Rockingham Daily Journal, August 29, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50444116/Vo...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Read the fiery ruling striking down NC school voucher program," Facing South (ISS blog), August 28, http://news.southernstudies.org/2014/08/read-the-fiery-ruling-striking-d...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC voucher advocates try what looks like a legal end-run," Raleigh News & Observer, August 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/27/4101377/nc-voucher-advocates-try-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Disparities challenge state leaders," Rocky Mount Telegram, August 26, http://www.rockymounttelegram.com/opinion/our-views/disparities-challeng...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC teachers win battle to keep poor kids in lousy schools," PJ Media, August 25, http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/08/25/nc-teachers-win-battle-to-keep-poor...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Viewpoints: Dems can win running on health law," Kaiser Health News, August 25, http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2014/August/25/opinions.aspx
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Judge rules against taxpayer money for private schools," Morganton News Herald, August 24, http://www.morganton.com/news/judge-rules-against-taxpayer-money-for-pri...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Civitas Institute targets teachers' group," The Daily Tar Heel, August 24, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/08/civitas-institute-targets-te...
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Foolish choice on Medicaid," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 23, https://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-foolish-choice-med... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-more-eviden..., Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50369684/The-foolish-choice-fo...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Prayer for Moral Week of Action: Day 2, education," Patheos, August 23, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jonathanwilsonhartgrove/2014/08/prayer-for-...
(cites Chris Hill)

"Supreme Court stays gay marriage ruling that could impact N.C.," High Point Enterprise, August 23, http://www.hpe.com/news/x2056255348/Supreme-Court-stays-gay-marriage-rul...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Session revealed legislators' disdain for public education," The Robesonian, August 23, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50192201/Session-r...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Opponents of the Opportunity Scholarship speak out," North Carolina News Network, August 23, http://www.ncnn.com/edit-news/9161-opponents-of-the-opportunity-scholars...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed," WNCN, August 22, http://www.wncn.com/story/26350349/judges-ruling-on-school-vouchers-bein...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"NC school voucher program ruled unconstitutional," Public News Service, August 22, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2014-08-22/education/nc-school-voucher-...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"'Moral Mondays' movement expands to 12 states for 'Moral Week of Action,'" RH Reality Check, August 22, http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/08/22/moral-mondays-movement-expa...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Community Notes: August 24," Eastern Wake News, August 22, http://www.easternwakenews.com/2014/08/22/4084526/community-notes-aug-24...
(cites Allan Freyer)

"Political odd couple Hood & Fitzsimon make case for redistricting reform," The Voter Update, August 21, http://thevoterupdate.com/jones/?p=2863#.VAXUGGOBUh4
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"School voucher law tossed in North Carolina," Courthouse News Service, August 21, http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/08/21/70648.htm
(quotes Carlene McNulty)

"NC to appeal ruling banning taxpayer money for private schools," Raleigh News & Observer, August 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/21/4086127_judge-finds-nc-voucher-pr... (also at the State: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/21/4086127_judge-finds-nc-voucher-pr...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Private school vouchers ruled unconstitutional," WWAY, August 21, http://www.wwaytv3.com/2014/08/21/private-school-vouchers-ruled-unconsti...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC private school vouchers ruled unconstitutional," Charlotte Observer, August 21, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/21/5119730/nc-private-school-vo...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory scramble to repair new budget," The Robesonian, August 21, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50126245/McCrory-s... (also at Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50276541/McCrory-scrambling-to...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Ad says Senate candidate Thom Tillis gave tax breaks to North Carolina's yacht and jet owners," Politifact, August 20, http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/26/senate-ma...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Activists begin week of protesting NC legislature," The Daily Tar Heel, August 19, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/08/activists-begin-week-of-prot...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell, cites Rob Schofield)

"Medicaid at top of list of GOP mistakes," The Robesonian, August 19, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/50164058/Medicaid-at-top-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC judge to issue voucher ruling on Thursday," Raleigh News & Observer, August 19, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/19/4082533/nc-judge-to-issue-voucher... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/19/5116334/nc-judge-to-issue-vo...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"House rejects bill on local sales tax, economic incentives," Fox 8, August 19, http://myfox8.com/2014/08/19/nc-house-rejects-bill-on-local-sales-tax-ec... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/n-c-house-rejects-bill-on-lo...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"N.C. House rejects bill on local sales tax, economic incentives," Winston-Salem Journal, August 19, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/annual-labor-day-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Teacher salaries based on the new pay schedule," The Daily Tar Heel, August 19, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/08/state-teacher-pay-increases-...
(cites Matt Ellinwood)

"McCrory scrambling," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 16, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrory-scrambling-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"3-judge panel system could shake up NC courts," Raleigh News & Observer, August 16, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/16/4074408_three-judge-panel-system-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"McCrory second-guesses the budget he signed," Winston-Salem Journal, August 15, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-mccrory-sec...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"How one action transformed the lives of 600,000 undocumented immigrants," Think Progress, August 15, http://thinkprogress.org/immigration/2014/08/15/3469934/daca-two-years-l...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Teachers or TAs? Schools forced to choose," Rockingham Daily Journal, August 14, http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion/50270781/Teachers-or-TAs-Sc...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"N.C.'s debt for UI benefits is cut to $597 million," Winston-Salem Journal, August 13, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/n-c-s-debt-for-ui...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Home schooling rate accelerates in North Carolina," Raleigh News & Observer, August 13, http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/08/13/4069580/home-schooling-accelerati... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/13/5104596/home-schooling-accel..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/eedition/mapping/home-schooling-rate-accelerat..., The State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/14/3618094/home-schooling-rate-accelerat...)
(quotes Chris Hill)

"Predictable confusion on teacher pay, education funding," Winston-Salem Journal, August 9, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-predictable...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Governor goes on tour spreading misinformation," The Robesonian, August 9, http://robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns-opinon/50112602/Governor-goes...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Legislators flunking on coal ash pond solution," Laurinburg Exchange, August 9, http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/news/opinion/50227061/Legislators-flun...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"North Carolina state pay raise put to reality check," Fox 8, August 9, http://myfox8.com/2014/08/09/north-carolina-state-pay-raise-put-to-reali...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"McCrory's comments media blitz," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 9, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-mccrorys-comments-m...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"A good step forward on paid family leave," The Durham News, August 8, http://www.thedurhamnews.com/2014/08/08/4057038/allan-freyer-a-good-step...
(Allan Freyer column)

"Tanks for nothing," The Carolina Journal, August 8, http://www.carolinajournal.com/daily_journal/display.html?id=11287&utm_s...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC up next in debate over immigrant children," Asheville Citizen-Times, August 7, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/08/06/nc-next-debate-...
(quotes Dani Moore)

"Raleigh family fighting eviction from low-income housing," Indy Weekly, August 6, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/raleigh-family-fighting-eviction-from-l...
(quotes Jack Holtzman)

"Fewer North Carolinians lack health insurance, Gallup survey shows," Charlotte Observer, August 6, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/08/06/5090257/fewer-north-carolini... (also at the State: http://www.thestate.com/2014/08/06/3605303/fewer-north-carolinians-lack-...)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"North Carolina budget chief Pope quits after protests," Bloomberg Businessweek, August 6, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-08-06/north-carolina-budget-chief-who...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"The disingenuous election year budget," Salisbury Post, August 4, http://www.salisburypost.com/article/20140804/SP05/140809904/1012/chris-... (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: https://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-disingenuous-budge..., Rockingham County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/50145044/Th...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The impacts of state Medicaid cuts for patients," WNCT, August 4, http://www.wnct.com/story/26193229/the-impacts-of-state-medicaid-cuts-fo...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"McCrory pledges to sign NC budget bill," Watauga Democrat, August 2, http://www2.wataugademocrat.com/News/story/McCrory-pledges-to-sign-NC-bu... (also at Avery Journal: http://www.averyjournal.com/news/article_881e8b38-1d97-11e4-b002-0019bb2...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Greensboro nonprofit helps ex-cons with expungement process," Time Warner Cable News, August 2, http://coastalnc.twcnews.com/content/news/triad/710432/greensboro-nonpro...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Progress despite the objection of our leaders," Jefferson Post, August 1, http://www.jeffersonpost.com/news/opinion/50135425/Progress-despite-the-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC health insurance subsidies could go away," Indy Weekly, August 1, http://www.indyweek.com/triangulator/archives/2014/08/01/nc-health-insur...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"About that state budget..." Winston-Salem Journal, August 1, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-about-that-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Bill requiring candidates to file campaign finance reports electronically passes legislature," The Voter Update, August 1, http://thevoterupdate.com/jones/?p=2788#.U-PFJWOBUh4
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"UNC Board of Governors approves need-based aid cap," Durham Herald-Sun, August 1, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/x1071192604/UNC-Board-of-Governors-approve...
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

Also see clips from July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, 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.