In the News

May 2015

Also see clips from April 2015, March 2015, February 2015, January 2015, December 2014, November 2014, October 2014, September 2014, August 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014 and March 2009-December 2013.

"McCrory gets it right with veto," The Robesonian, May 29, http://www.robesonian.com/news/opinion-opinion_columns/153792444/McCrory...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"General Assembly's charade of moderation," Henderson Daily Dispatch, May 28, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/x219731461/Fitzsimon-General-As...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"N.C. jobless rate up slightly in April, suggesting plateau," Winston-Salem Journal, May 27, http://www.journalnow.com/business/business_news/local/n-c-jobless-rate-...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Do all the job figures really add up?" Burlington Times-News, May 27, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/our-opinion/do-all-the-job-figures-r...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Rucho's rationalizations," Salisbury Post, May 27, http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/05/27/chris-fitzsimon-ruchos-rationali... (also at Richmond Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153745533/Ruchos-re..., Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-rationalization-rin...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Fitzsimon to speak to local Democrats Thursday," Salisbury Post, May 26, http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/05/26/fitzsimon-to-speak-to-local-demo...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"House budget short," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 25, https://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-house-budget-short...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Developers urge extension of job investment program," Statesville Record & Landmark, May 23, http://www.statesville.com/news/developers-urge-extension-of-job-investm...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Political Notebook: Burr introduces Patriot Act alternative," Salisbury Post, May 23, http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/05/23/political-notebook-burr-introduc...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"GOP's state budget proposal passes," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 22, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/05/21/budget-changes-...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Capital Tonight May 21: Closer Look at House Budget," May 21, http://capitaltonightnc.twcnews.com/2015/05/22/capital-tonight-may-21-cl...
(Matt Ellinwood interview)

"N.C. Medicaid director to step down June 5," May 21, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/n-c-medicaid-director-to-step-down-...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Shadows of Liberty," Indy Weekly, May 21, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/shadows-of-liberty/Event?oid=4423975
(cites Dani Moore)

"Cuidado con las estafas migratorias," Hola Noticias, May 20, holanoticias.com/news/2015/may/20/cuidado-con-las-estafas-migratorias/
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"After reviewing 1,000 emails, removal of President Ross still a mystery," Chapelboro, May 19, http://chapelboro.com/news/higher-education/after-reviewing-1000-e-mails...
(cites Sarah Ovaska)

"Proposed House budget gives raises to state employees, teachers, retirees," WRAL, May 18, http://www.wral.com/proposed-house-budget-gives-raises-to-state-employee...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"US: Desperate poorest third buy half of all lottery tickets," International Business Times, May 18, http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/us-desperate-poorest-third-buy-half-all-lottery...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Letter: School grading system unfair," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 18, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/letters/letter-school-grading-system-un...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"NC House rolls out state spending proposal," Time Warner Cable News, May 18, http://www.twcnews.com/nc/charlotte/politics/2015/05/18/nc-house-rolls-o...
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"NC House budget prompts tax, spending disagreements with Senate," Raleigh News & Observer, May 18, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti... (also at Charlotte Observer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article2133734...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Stigmatizing poor schools," Greenville Daily Reflector, May 17, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-stigmatizing-poor-s... (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/news/opinion_columns/153472824/Senate-st...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Raising kids may cost more in NC," Women AdvaNCe, May 15, http://womenadvancenc.org/raising-kids-may-cost-more-in-nc/
(Tazra Mitchell column)

"Saying no to equality for NC women," Asheville Citizen-Times, May 15, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/contributors/2015/05/15/sayin...
(NC Policy Watch column)

"A muddled start to the state budget dance," Henderson Daily Dispatch, May 14, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/x219728460/Fitzsimon-A-muddled-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NC ends year in black: No green light for tax cuts, say economists," Public News Service, May 13, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-05-13/consumer-issues/nc-ends-year...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Lotteries offer false hope, fund government on the backs of the poor," Alabama.com, May 13, http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2015/05/lotteries_offer_false_hope_f...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"10 people seeking action on NC minimum wage arrested," ABC-11, May 13, http://abc11.com/politics/10-people-seeking-action-on-nc-minimum-wage-ar...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Time for a living wage in North Carolina," Raleigh News & Observer, May 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article20770542.html
(Bill Wilson op-ed)

"NC GOP thinking to future policies after pair of milestones," Belleville News-Democrat, May 10, http://www.bnd.com/news/business/article20626911.html
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Group says N.C. unemployment insurance reserve may still be too low," Winston-Salem Journal, May 10, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/group-says-n-c-unemployment-...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Renewed attack on renewable energy in Raleigh," May 8, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/05/08/renewed...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Baskerville supports raising minimum wage," Henderson Daily Dispatch, May 8, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/news/x219726802/Baskerville-supports-ra...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The unexpected budget surplus," Winston-Salem Journal, May 8, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-the-unexpec...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"State budget surplus could trigger corporate tax rate cuts," Triangle Business Journal, May 7, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2015/05/07/state-budget-surplus...
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"More corporate tax cuts likely in NC," Raleigh News & Observer, May 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Legislators urge 'second chance' for past offenders," The Insider, May 6, no link available
(cites NC Second Chance Alliance)

"Calendar for May 6," Sanford Herald, May 6, http://www.sanfordherald.com/calendar/x1222489288/CALENDAR-FOR-MAY-6
(cites HAC)

"'Second Chance' laws sought," WRAL, May 5, http://www.wral.com/-second-chance-laws-sought-/14624955/
(cites Second Chance Alliance)

"Gov. McCrory says North Carolina's unemployment insurance debt to federal government paid off," ABC-11, May 5, http://abc11.com/politics/mccrory-ncs-unemployment-insurance-debt-paid-o...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"NC officials: Fed loans for unemployment benefits repaid," WRAL, MAy 5, http://www.wral.com/nc-officials-fed-loans-for-unemployment-benefits-rep... (also at Greenfield Daily Reporter: http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/81ae75f948e646cb99717b9978d..., WNCN: http://www.wncn.com/story/28983639/nc-officials-fed-loans-for-unemployme..., Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/may/5/nc-officials-fed-loans-fo..., Asheville Citizen-Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2015/05/06/nc-officials-fed-loan..., The Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/news/news/153332990/NC-clears-jobless-debt-wit..., Greensboro News & Record: http://www.news-record.com/news/north_carolina_ap/nc-officials-fed-loans..., Fayetteville Observer: http://www.fayobserver.com/news/state/n-c-officials-fed-loans-for-unempl...)
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"North Carolina's $2.8 billion debt to U.S. Labor, Treasury departments paid," Winston-Salem Journal, May 5, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/state-s-billion-debt-to-u-s-labor-t...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"NC has paid off unemployment debt," WRAL, May 5, http://www.wral.com/nc-has-paid-off-unemployment-debt/14624935/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Executing legislation," Burlington Times-News, May 3, http://www.thetimesnews.com/opinion/opinion-columns/executing-legislatio...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Proposed bill would increase workers' access to paid sick days," WFMY, May 1, http://www.wfmynews2.com/story/news/2015/05/01/sick-days-north-carolina-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

Also see clips from April 2015, March 2015, February 2015, January 2015, December 2014, November 2014, October 2014, September 2014, August 2014, July 2014, June 2014, May 2014, April 2014, March 2014, February 2014, January 2014 and March 2009-December 2013.