In the News

March 2017

Also see clips from February 2017, January 2017, December 2016, November 2016, October 2016, September 2016, August 2016, July 2016, June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016 and March 2009-December 2015.

"WUNCPolitics Podcast: HB2 Repeal, Craft Beer Bill & Confirmation Hearings," WUNC, March 31, http://wunc.org/post/wuncpolitics-podcast-hb2-repeal-craft-beer-bill-con...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Controversial North Carolina Bathroom Law Flushed," Bloomberg BNA, March 31, https://www.bna.com/controversial-north-carolina-n57982086031/
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Bathroom Law Repeal Leaves Few Pleased in North Carolina," The New York Times, March 30, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/us/north-carolina-senate-acts-to-repe...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"4 topics tackled during UNCW schools forum," Wilmington Star-News, March 30, http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170330/4-topics-tackled-during-uncw...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Important Medicaid news you might have missed," Winston-Salem Chronicle, March 30, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/03/important-medicaid-news-might-missed/ (also at Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-important-medicaid-ne..., Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/04/03/medicaid-news..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-important-m..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170403/some-medicaid-news-you-m...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"GOP and Cooper: Compromise on HB2," Winston-Salem Journal, March 30, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/gop-and-cooper-compromise-on-hb/art...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Community Briefs," Greensboro News & Record, March 30, http://www.greensboro.com/life/community_news/community-briefs/article_4...
(cites IRRP)

"NC should follow Kansas lead," Wilmington Star-News, March 29, http://www.starnewsonline.com/opinion/20170329/opinion-nc-should-follow-... (also at Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/Other-Views/2017/03/30/Even-Kansas-plans-to-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"NCAA deadline looms over fractious HB2 repeal discussions in North Carolina," Washington Post, March 29, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2017/03/28/ncaa-deadli... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/washingtonpost/uncategorized/ncaa-deadline-loo...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Courts may provide only relief from HB 2," Greensboro News & Record, March 28, http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/around_town/susan-ladd-courts-may-provid...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Is the education system failing or flourishing? Issues up for debate at UNCW," Port City Daily, March 28, https://portcitydaily.com/2017/03/28/is-education-system-failing-or-flou...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Medicaid expansion, finally?" Salisbury Post, March 28, http://www.salisburypost.com/2017/03/28/medicaid-expansion-finally/
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Tax-cutting frenzy threatens North Carolina’s future," Hickory Daily Record, March 28, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-tax-cutting-frenzy-threatens-no... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7231/enough-is-enough-tax-cutting-frenz.... Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/Other-Views/2017/03/24/Lawmakers-tax-cutting..., Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/tax-cut-frenzy-threatens-our-state-s-fut...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Trump cuts education budget, reduces accountability measures for states," The Daily Tar Heel, March 27, www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/03/trump-cuts-education-budget-reduces...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"ACA repeal legislation morphs into an all-out assault on people in need," Jefferson Post, March 26, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7161/aca-repeal-legislation-morphs-into...
(Ciara Zachary op-ed)

"Your week in 5: Talking education, oysters and traffic noise," Wilmington Star-News, March 26, http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170327/your-week-in-5-talking-educa...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"NC may lock in regressive changes to tax code," Raleigh News & Observer, March 25, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl... (also at Asheville Citizen-Times: http://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2017/03/29/opinion-nc-may-loc..., The Mountaineer: http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/nc-may-lock-in-regressive-change..., Wilkes Journal-Patriot: http://www.journalpatriot.com/opinion/north-carolina-may-lock-in-changes...)
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Enough with the tax cuts," The Robesonian, March 24, http://robesonian.com/opinion/97353/enough-with-the-tax-cuts (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/Op-Ed/2017/03/26/Tax-cutting-frenzy-threatens-s..., Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-tax-cutting..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/68080/tax-cutting-frenzy-thr..., Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/03/27/enough-with-t...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"This Week In NC Politics: HB2 Anniversary And The First Override Of A Cooper Veto," WUNC, March 24, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-hb2-anniversary-and-first-override...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"State jobless rate falls slightly in February," Winston-Salem Journal, March 24, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/state-jobless-rate-falls-slightly-i...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Developments show continued controversy on HB2," QNotes, March 24, https://goqnotes.com/50054/developments-show-continued-controversy-on-hb2/
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Education Issues Will Take Center Stage in “NC SPIN” Debate at UNCW," UNCW News, March 24, http://uncw.edu/news/2017/03/education-issues-will-take-center-stage-in-...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"HB2 anniversary brings familiar forecast: more losses, zero consensus," Charlotte Business Journal, March 23, http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2017/03/23/hb2-anniversary-bri...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Lilian Cardona, a Pregnant Mom Who Has Called North Carolina Home for Twenty Years, Could Be One of Trump’s First Immigration Victims," Indy Week, March 22, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/lilian-cardona-a-pregnant-mom-who-has-c...
(quotes Raul Pinto)

"A year after its passage, HB2 continues to constrain NC residents, economy," The Daily Tar Heel, March 22, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/03/a-year-after-its-passage-hb2...
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"NC Gerrymandering court cases and protests," The Carolinian, March 22, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/03/22/nc-gerrymandering-court-cases-and-...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"STUDY: Major North Carolina Newspapers Largely Failed To Report On The Devastating Impacts Of The GOP Health Bill," Media Matters for America, March 22, https://www.mediamatters.org/research/2017/03/22/study-major-north-carol...
(cites HAP)

"Survey: Business owners split on minimum wage debate," ASI, March 21, https://www.asicentral.com/news/newsletters/promogram/march-2017/survey-...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"24 Triangle events to check out this week," WRAL, March 20, http://www.wral.com/24-triangle-events-to-check-out-this-week/16592282/
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Senate Republicans look to ‘Trumpify’ NC’s tax code," Jefferson Post, March 20, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7088/senate-republicans-look-to-trumpif...
(Rob Schofield column)

"NC groups oppose Gorsuch nomination to US Supreme Court," Common Cause, March 20, http://commoncausenc.org/articles/2017/3_20_17_gorsuch.php
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Pro Tem Berger continues Trump act," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, March 20, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170320/pro-tem-berger-continues... (Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/Other-Views/2017/03/11/Berger-making-headlin...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"$15 minimum wage bill faces climb in NC Senate," Wilson Times, March 19, http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/living-wage-bill-faces-climb-in-nc-se... (also at Anson Record: http://ansonrecord.com/news/4563/15-minimum-wage-bill-faces-climb-in-senate)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Health care debate rages anew as Republican propose Obamacare replacement," WRAL, March 18, http://www.wral.com/noah-daniels-wilder/16592056/
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Focus on school funding," Education Matters, March 17, https://www.ncforum.org/education-matters-focus-on-school-funding/
(Kris Nordstrom interview)

"Understanding what you actually pay (paid) in income taxes in N.C.," Triangle Business Journal, March 17, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2017/03/17/guest-opinionunderst...
(Alexandra Sirota op-ed)

"Triad jobless rate rises in January," Winston-Salem Journal, March 17, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/triad-jobless-rate-rises-in-january...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Opinion page is meant to be diverse," Richmond County Daily Journal, March 17, http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/op-ed/65317/opinion-page-is-meant-to...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"This Week in NC Politics: An Analysis of Gov. Cooper's First State Of The State Address," WUNC, March 17, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-analysis-gov-coopers-first-state-s...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"North Carolina Senate Approves Income Tax Cap," Bloomberg, March 17, https://www.bna.com/north-carolina-senate-n57982085275/
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"'Trumpcare' not good for NC, observers say," Winston-Salem Chronicle, March 16, http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/03/trumpcare-not-good-n-c-observers-say/
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"What Betsy DeVos Means When She Says ‘Public Schools’," Common Dreams, March 16, http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/03/16/what-betsy-devos-means-when...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"State republicans roll out tax proposal," WUNC, March 16, http://wunc.org/post/state-republicans-roll-out-tax-proposal#stream/0
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Income tax cap gets OK from NC Senate, proposal heads to House," Raleigh News & Observer, March 14, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"Proposed House Republican health care bill evokes mixed reaction," Fayetteville Observer, March 14, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170314/proposed-house-republican-healt...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Former NC Gov. Pat McCrory's job-hunting woes are ironic," Mic, March 14, https://mic.com/articles/171083/former-north-carolina-gov-pat-mc-crory-s...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Proposed cap on NC income tax rate clears Senate," WRAL, March 14, http://www.wral.com/proposed-cap-on-nc-income-tax-rate-clears-senate/165...
(quotes Alexandra Sirota)

"The Syllabus: Teaching Fellows 2.0," Greensboro News & Record, March 13, http://www.greensboro.com/blogs/the_syllabus/the-syllabus-teaching-fello...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Unaccountable school vouchers at a crossroads," Greensboro News & Record, March 12, http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/chris-fitzsimon-unaccountable-... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-unaccountab..., Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/column-unaccountable-school-vouchers-a..., Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/7099/unaccountable-school-vouchers-at-a...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Bill to repeal NC conceal carry law," The Carolinian, March 11, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/03/11/bill-to-real-nc-conceal-carry-law/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Smaller class size: A noble goal but at what cost?" Asheboro Courier-Tribune, March 11, http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20170311/smaller-class-sizes-noble-g...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"NC proposes “compromise” to HB2 bathroom bill: House Bill 186" The Carolinian, March 11, https://carolinianuncg.com/2017/03/11/nc-proposes-compromise-to-hb2-bath...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"This Week In NC Politics: Judicial Appointments, Criminal Prosecution Age & Prescription Drugs," WUNC, March 10, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-judicial-appointments-criminal-pro...
(Rick Glazier interview)

"How were Trump's first 50 days? Depends on who you ask," ABC-11, March 10, http://abc11.com/politics/how-were-trumps-first-50-days-depends-on-who-y...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Opponents unite against proposed natural gas plant at Duke University," Raleigh News & Observer, March 10, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article137811843.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Delayed winter forum: Students look at failures in US energy access," Duke Today, March 9, https://today.duke.edu/2017/03/delayed-winter-forum-students-look-failur...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"'Save My Care' bus tour stops in Asheville, calls on Congress to not repeal ACA," WLOS, March 9, http://wlos.com/news/local/save-my-care-bus-tour-stops-in-asheville
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Capital Tonight March 8: GOP Health Care Plan," Time Warner Cable News, March 8, http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/politics/2017/03/8/capital-...
(Brendan Riley interview)

"Cooper prioritizes education in first budget proposal<" The Daily Tar Heel, March 8, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/03/cooper-prioritizes-education...
(quotes Billy Ball)

"How can insurance execs survive if we keep cutting their bonuses?" Raleigh News & Observer, March 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/barry-saunders...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"It's time to end school vouchers," Wilmington Star-News, March 8, http://www.starnewsonline.com/opinion/20170308/opinion-its-time-to-end-s... (also at Robesonian: http://robesonian.com/opinion/96888/lets-pull-plug-on-vouchers, Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/03/13/unaccountable...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Republican health plan draws mixed response," Raleigh News & Observer, March 7, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article137043103.html
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"NC lawmakers react to Trump's new health care bill," WRAL, March 7, http://www.wral.com/nc-lawmakers-react-to-trump-s-new-healthcare-bill/16...
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"Durham Police Department suspends motor-vehicle checkpoints," Raleigh News & Observer, March 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/article1367... (also at: Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20170306/durham-police-suspend-motor..., https://www.policeone.com/immigration-and-customs-enforcement/articles/2..., Officer.com: http://www.officer.com/news/12312516/durham-police-suspend-vehicle-check...)
(quotes Raul Pinto)

"Seven things to remembr amid all the HB2 spin," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, March 6, http://www.courier-tribune.com/opinion/20170306/seven-things-to-remember... (also at Jefferson Post: http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/6996/seven-things-to-remember-amid-all-..., Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/editorial/2017/03/06/seven-things-..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/65562/7-things-to-remember-a...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Long-serving Fayetteville city councilman Bobby Hurst won’t run again," Fayetteville Observer, March 5, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/20170306/long-serving-fayetteville-city-...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Famous figures from Southeastern North Carolina history," Wilmington Star-News, March 4, http://www.starnewsonline.com/news/20170304/famous-figures-from-southeas...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"This Week In NC Politics: A Budget Proposal, A Confirmation Hearing and A Brunch Bill ," WUNC, March 3, http://wunc.org/post/week-nc-politics-budget-proposal-confirmation-heari...
(Rob Schofield interview)

"Protest, Support, Controversy Surround Atlantic Coast Pipeline," Public Radio East, March 3, http://publicradioeast.org/post/protest-support-controversy-surround-atl...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Groups ask Wake County schools to protect students from ICE agents," Raleigh News & Observer, March 3, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/education/article136246033.html
(cites IRRP)

"Activists Urge Wake Schools to Become Safe Zones for Undocumented Students," Indy Week, March 3, http://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2017/03/03/activists-urge-wake-sch...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC execs get $1 million-plus bonuses despite technology fiasco," Raleigh News & Observer, March 1, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article135752543.html
(quotes Brendan Riley)

"State Rundown: Will tax cut proposals be 'in like a lion, out like a lamb'?" Tax Justice Blog, March 1, http://www.taxjusticeblog.org/archive/2017/03/state_rundown_31_will_tax_...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

Also see clips from February 2017, January 2017, December 2016, November 2016, October 2016, September 2016, August 2016, July 2016, June 2016, May 2016, April 2016, March 2016, February 2016, January 2016, and March 2009-December 2015.