In the News

March 2016

Also see clips from 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.

"If NC is going to cut off food aid, the least it can do is provide job training opportunities," Jefferson Post, March 31, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/3214/if-nc-is-going-to-cut-off-food-aid...
(Tazra Mitchell op-ed)

"Schools, students struggle with impact of North Carolina's sweeping anti-LGBT law," Education NC, March 31, https://www.ednc.org/2016/03/31/schools-students-struggle-with-impact-of-north-carolinas-sweeping-anti-lgbt-law/
(Billy Ball column)

"Black students significantly more likely to face suspension in NOrth Carolina," Winston-Salem Chronicle, March 31, http://www.wschronicle.com/2016/03/black-students-significantly-likely-f...
(Billy Ball column)

"Our Opinion: Below-average state," Greensboro News & Record, March 31, http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/n_and_r_editorials/our-opinion-below-a...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Budget & Tax Center's annual economic snapshots," Go Blue Ridge, March 31, http://www.goblueridge.net/news/31486-budget-and-tax-center-s-annual-eco...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Food stamp cutoff becomes reality this week," High Point Enterprise, March 30, http://www.hpenews.com/news/food-stamp-cutoff-becomes-reality-this-week/...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Latente la pobreza de los latinos en Carolina del Norte," El Nuevo Dia, March 30, http://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/internacionales/nota/latentelapobreza...
(quotes Tazra Mitchell)

"A national punchline? NC faces economic impact of HB2," Public News Service, March 30, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-30/lgbtqia-issues/a-national-pu...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Charlotte Mayor takes HB2 fight to Raleigh," Time Warner Cable News, March 29, http://www.twcnews.com/nc/charlotte/news/2016/03/29/charlotte-mayor-take...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Letter: Open-access restrooms, changing rooms immodest," Richmond County Daily Journal, March 29, https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/letters/26910/letter-open-access-re...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Lottery is not worthy of our beloved state," Southern Pines Pilot, March 29, http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/lottery-is-not-worthy-of-our-beloved-sta...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

"Leslie J. Winner Public Interest and Civil Rights Fellowship," ZSR, March 29, http://www.zsr.org/articles/leslie-j-winner-public-interest-and-civil-ri...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"7 questions for McCrory about his anti-LGBT law," New Bern Sun Journal, March 29, http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20160329/OPINION/160328916
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Underemployment widespread in North Carolina," Jefferson Post, March 28, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/3175/underemployment-widespread-in-nort...
(Patrick McHugh column)

"New lawsuit challenges NC's controversial discrimination law," Rachel Maddow Show, March 28, http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/new-lawsuit-challenges-ncs-contr...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"The shameful legacy of the legislative session," Raleigh News & Observer, March 27, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/dn-opinion/... (also at Jefferson Post: https://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/3165/the-shameful-legacy-of-the-specia..., Richmond County Daily Journal: https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/26256/n-c-chooses-discrimin..., The Robesonian; https://robesonian.com/opinion/85981/a-shameful-moment-in-nc, Winston-Salem Chronicle: http://www.wschronicle.com/2016/03/shameful-legacy-special-legislative-s..., Asheboro Courier-Tribune: http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/shameful-legacy-special...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Bonds approved; what's next?" Greensboro News & Record, March 27, http://www.greensboro.com/alexandra-forter-sirota-bonds-approved-what-s-...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Lawmakers sharply divided over legislative action," Henderson Daily Dispatch, March 26, http://www.hendersondispatch.com/news/lawmakers-sharply-divided-over-leg...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Statement from Rick Glazier, Executive Director of the NC Justice Center, regarding HB2," Camel City Dispatch, March 26, http://www.camelcitydispatch.com/statement-from-rick-glazier-executive-d...
(quotes Rick Glazier)

"Savage Love Letter of the Day: Bastards out of North Carolina," The Stranger, March 25, http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/03/25/23868599/savage-love-letter-o... (also at The Portland Mercury: http://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2016/03/28/17789333/savage-love-...)
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Law blocks employee discrimination suits," Fayetteville Observer, March 25, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/north_carolina/law-blocks-employee-discr... (also at Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/25/law-blocking-public-acco..., WRAL: http://www.wral.com/law-blocking-public-accommodations-also-curbs-employ..., Daily Journal: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/736473784538474991154d0873be6249/..., WBT: http://wbt.com/law-blocking-public-accommodations-also-curbs-employee-su...,
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Public records lawsuit against McCrory administration will move forward," Independent Weekly, March 25, http://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2016/03/25/public-records-lawsuit-...
(cites Billy Ball)

"NC's sweeping anti-gay law goes way beyond targeting LGBTs," Talking Points Memo, March 25, http://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/north-carolina-hb2-workplace-discrimin...
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"Judge allows records suit against McCrory administration to proceed," WRAL, March 24, http://www.wral.com/judge-allows-records-suit-against-mccrory-administra...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The ridiculous and cynical special session," New Bern Sun Journal, March 23, http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20160323/OPINION/160329583 (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/26142/transgender-access-do...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Discrimination on Parade: Live blogging the NCGA special session," Independent Weekly, March 23, http://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2016/03/23/discrimination-on-parad...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Supporters say wages aspect of House Bill  2 part of stopping local authority overreach," Winston-Salem Journal, March 23, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/supporters-say-wages-aspect-of-hous...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Racial divisions grow in state's largest school districts," Education NC, March 23, https://www.ednc.org/2016/03/23/racial-divisions-grow-states-largest-school-districts/
(Billy Ball column)

"Mecklenburg County bans the box for criminal history confirmation," Charlotte Post, March 21, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2016/03/21/local/mecklenburg-county...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The follies of the so-called education lottery," Asheboro Courier-Tribune, March 21, http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/follies-so-called-educa... (also at the Daily Advance: http://www.dailyadvance.com/Opinion/2016/03/13/No-integrity-in-getting-m...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Legislators should heed message sent in bond vote," The Mountaineer, March 17, http://themountaineer.villagesoup.com/p/legislators-should-heed-message-...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Prominent civil rights, criminal justice groups join SPLC in support of federal ban on debtors' prisons," Southern Poverty Law Center, March 16, https://www.splcenter.org/news/2016/03/16/prominent-civil-rights-crimina...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"North Carolina Republican primary results 2016," The Daily Tar Heel, March 16, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/03/republican-primaries-2016
(quotes Rob Schofield)

"Excessive suspensions in North Carolina's public schools," Charlotte Post, March 16, http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2016/03/16/local/excessive-supsensi...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Jim Arp advances in state House District 44 race," Fayetteville Observer, March 15, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/jim-arp-advances-in-state-house-di...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Some Rowan voters unsure about $2 billion bond package," Salisbury Post, March 14, http://www.salisburypost.com/2016/03/14/190605/
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"McLaurin urged to run," Laurinburg Exchange, March 13, http://laurinburgexchange.com/top-stories/4338/mclaurin-urged-to-run
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Asian-Americans now the fastest-growing demographic in North Carolina: report," Independent Weekly, March 11, http://www.indyweek.com/news/archives/2016/03/11/asian-americans-now-the...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Guilford leaders tapped for statewide leadership forum," Greensboro News & Record, March 10, http://www.greensboro.com/news/local_news/guilford-leaders-tapped-for-st...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Trade deals have hit North Carolina harder than Michigan," Facing South (ISS blog), March 10, http://www.southernstudies.org/2016/03/trade-deals-have-hit-north-caroli...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Vote in favor of NC Connect is no-brainer," The Robesonian, March 9, https://robesonian.com/opinion/85204/vote-in-favor-of-nc-connect-is-no-b...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Connect NC Bond proposal: Pros, cons and politics," The State of Things (WUNC), March 9, http://wunc.org/post/connect-nc-bond-proposal-pros-cons-politics#stream/0
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Asian Americans now the fastest-growing demographic group in North Carolina," Facing South (ISS Blog), March 9, http://www.southernstudies.org/2016/03/asian-americans-now-the-fastest-g...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Little help from lottery: NC's education games falling short of promises," Smoky Mountain News, March 9, http://www.smokymountainnews.com/news/item/17277-little-help-from-lotter...
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

"The continuing fight for a living wage," The State of Things (WUNC), March 8, http://wunc.org/post/continuing-fight-living-wage
(Tazra Mitchell interview)

"NC leaders try to get beyond the bickering," Raleigh News & Observer, March 8, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-bl...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"State officials talk bonds and jobs at Greensboro event," Greensboro News & Record, March 8, http://www.greensboro.com/news/north_carolina/state-officials-talk-bonds...
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Hundreds of thousands still fall into 'Medicaid gap' in North Carolina," Charlotte Observer, March 8, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/health-family/karen-garloch/arti...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Economic growth leaving many North Carolina communities behind," Jefferson Post, March 8, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/2973/economic-growth-leaving-many-north...
(Cedric Johnson op-ed)

"Absurd special session on bathrooms still possible," Asheboro Courier-Tribune March 7, http://courier-tribune.com/opinion/staff-columns/absurd-special-session-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"A closer look at the $2 billion Connect NC Bond proposal," Triangle Business Journal, March 7, http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/blog/morning-edition/2016/03/a-closer-l...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"NC House District 44 Republican primary a three-way fight," Fayetteville Observer, March 7, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/n-c-house-district-republican-prim...
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Adam Linker leaving NC Justice Center for Reynolds Charitable Trust," Raleigh News & Observer, March 7, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article64585567.html
(cites Adam Linker)

"Vote for the NC bond," Raleigh News & Observer, March 5, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article64288672.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Oregon calls for a raise in the minimum wage," The Guilfordian, March 4, http://www.guilfordian.com/worldnation/2016/03/04/oregon-calls-for-a-ris...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"State EITC allows working North Carolinians keep more of what they earn," Jefferson Post, March 3, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/2925/state-eitc-allows-working-north-ca...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Connect NC bond could bring 5,000 new jobs," Richmond County Daily Journal, March 3, https://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/23128/connect-n-c-bond-coul... (also at the Robesonian: https://robesonian.com/opinion/84958/connect-nc-bonds-with-jobs)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Candidate Questionnaire: Jay Chaudhuri," Independent Weekly, March 2, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/jay-chaudhuri/Content?oid=4998362
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"Honest, teamwork and cooperation works every time!" Up and Coming Weekly, March 2, http://upandcomingweekly.com/content/view/3126/26/
(cites Rick Glazier)

"Special session, waste of time," Tideland News, March 2, http://www.carolinacoastonline.com/tideland_news/opinions/article_935b23...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Our View: Connect NC support blossoms across party lines," Fayetteville Observer, March 2, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-connect-nc-suppor...
(quotes Patrick McHugh)

"Level playing field in NC?" Wilkes Journal-Patriot, March 2, http://www.journalpatriot.com/opinion/level-playing-field-in-n-c/article...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"N.C. DHHS unveils Medicaid reform plan," Triangle Business Journal, March 1, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2016/03/01/nc-dhhs-unveils-medi...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC sales tax increase starts today," Public News Service, March 1, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2016-03-01/consumer-issues/nc-sales-tax... (also at Charlotte Post: http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2016/03/01/local/state-sales-tax-in...)
(quotes Cedric Johnson)

"North Carolina faces loss of funding over tests," The Daily Tar Heel, March 1, http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2016/03/nc-fails-tests
(quotes Matt Ellinwood)

Also see clips from 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, 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.