In the News

August 2015

Also see clips from 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.

"Glazier can't wait any longer, resigning Friday from House," WRAL, August 27, http://www.wral.com/glazier-can-t-wait-any-longer-resigning-friday-from-... (also at Statesville Record & Landmark: http://www.statesville.com/news/state/ap/glazier-can-t-wait-any-longer-r..., Daily Journal: http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/457331ae94be4f60af59538b212e20cf/..., ABC-11: http://abc11.com/politics/cumberland-county-rep-resigning-friday-from-ho..., WCTI: http://www.wcti12.com/news/Representative-can-t-wait-any-longer-resignin..., Seattle Post-Intelligencer: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Glazier-can-t-wait-any-longer-resi..., Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-carolina/article32535621.html, Greensboro News & Record: http://www.greensboro.com/news/glazier-can-t-wait-any-longer-resigning-f..., Yahoo! News: http://news.yahoo.com/video/rep-rick-glazier-cant-wait-204607938.html, Greenville Daily Reflector: http://www.reflector.com/ap/staten/glazier-cant-wait-any-longer-resignin...)
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Glazier successor needs to work well with GOP," Fayetteville Observer, August 27, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/editorials/our-view-glazier-successor...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"State Rep. Rick Glazier to resign as of midnight Friday," Fayetteville Observer, August 27, http://www.fayobserver.com/blogs/news/peoples_business/state-rep-rick-gl...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Cumberland Democrats to pick Glazier's replacement Aug. 29," Fayetteville Observer, August 26, http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/cumberland-democrats-to-pick-glazi...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Disappointing news about state budget," New Bern Sun Journal, August 26, http://www.newbernsj.com/article/20150826/OPINION/150829088/-1/s
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Capital Tonight: Taxpayer Bill of Rights," Time Warner Cable News, August 25, http://capitaltonightnc.twcnews.com/2015/08/26/capital-tonight-aug-25-ta...
(Cedric Johnson interview)

"Should it really be this hard to adopt a budget," Wilkes Journal-Patriot, August 24, http://www.journalpatriot.com/opinion/should-it-really-be-this-hard-to-a...
(cites Chris Fitzsimon)

“No law license for NCCU grad, court says,” Durham Herald-Sun, August 24, http://www.heraldsun.com/news/showcase/x929090151/No-law-license-for-NCC...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Losing budget compromise," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 22, https://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-losing-budget-comp... (also at Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/opinion/premature-optimism-about-a-final-bu..., Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/teachers-state-employees-lose-in-budget-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"TABOR: Impending disaster for NC," The Robesonian, August 22, http://robesonian.com/opinion/79096/tabor-impending-disaster-for-nc
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Garner murder trial highlights use of interpreters," Raleigh News & Observer, August 21, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article31847895.html
(quotes Bill Rowe)

"For NC state budget, it's forever 2010," Raleigh News & Observer, August 20, http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article31658447.html
(cites Budget & Tax Center)

"NC House OKs tougher requirement for jobless benefits," Winston-Salem Journal, August 19, http://www.journalnow.com/news/elections/local/n-c-house-oks-unemploymen...
(cites Bill Rowe)

"NC Senate's Medicaid 'reform' plan is not the answer," Jefferson Post, August 19, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/959/nc-senates-medicaid-reform-plan-is-...
(Adam Linker op-ed)

"Half of North Carolina's home health aides make less than $10 an hour. That needs to change," Independent Weekly, August 19, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/half-of-north-carolinas-home-health-aid...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The real reform that would help low-income students," Jefferson Post, August 19, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/966/the-real-reform-that-would-help-low... (also at Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/fitzsimon-real-reform-that-woul..., Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/15489/real-reform-for-low-in..., Charlotte Sun-Times: http://mas.suntimes.com/clt-politics-government/7/93/139809/the-real-ref..., Dunn Daily Record: http://www.mydailyrecord.com/ee/dunndailyrecord/index.php?pSetup=dunndai..., Winston Salem-Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-reform-that...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Greensboro City Council votes to increase minimum wage," Time Warner Cable News, August 19, www.twcnews.com/nc/triad/news/2015/08/19/greensboro-council-votes-to-inc...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Senate measure runs counter to North Carolinians' values," Jefferson Post, August 18, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/953/senate-measure-runs-counter-to-nort...
(Alexandra Forter Sirota op-ed)

"Stephen LaRoque releases statement on four year case," WNCT, August 16, http://wnct.com/2015/08/16/stephen-laroque-releases-statement-on-four-ye... (also at WCTI: http://www.wcti12.com/news/stephen-laroques-media-statement-before-repor...)
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Enough is enough at the General Assembly," Winston-Salem Journal, August 15, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-enough-is-e... (also at Greenville Daily Reflector: https://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-enough-enough-2956201, Southern Pines Pilot: http://www.thepilot.com/opinion/teachers-state-employees-lose-in-budget-...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"General Assembly: 6 big undecided issues on slow march to adjournment," Charlotte Observer, August 15, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article3121130...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"A new found expeditiousness about the overdue budget," Hickory Daily Record, August 14, http://www.hickoryrecord.com/opinion/column-a-new-found-expeditiousness-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The NC budget is late. Do voters care?" Asheville Citizen-Times, August 14, http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/08/14/no...
(quotes Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Republican infighting holds North Carolina's bond sale hostage," Bloomberg, August 14, http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-08-14/republican-infight...
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"New York's uneven recovery, Alabama's 'hostage' budget at Idaho's busy Senator: US state blog round up for 8-14 August," London School of Economics Blog, August 14, http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2015/08/15/new-yorks-uneven-recovery-al...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"North Carolina: Out of state money behind secret plan for charter district," Diane Ravitch, August 13, http://dianeravitch.net/2015/08/13/north-carolina-out-of-state-money-beh...
(cites Lindsay Wagner)

"House education proposal would dramatically hasten public school privatization," Jefferson Post, August 13, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/917/house-education-proposal-would-dram...
(Rob Schofield column)

"North Carolina Senate approves tax and spending caps," Forbes, August 13, http://www.forbes.com/sites/patrickgleason/2015/08/13/taxpayer-protectio...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"The N.C. Senate, still crazy after all these years," Independent Weekly, August 12, http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/the-nc-senate-still-crazy-after-all-the...
(cites Alexandra Forter Sirota)

"Bill makes Medicaid woes worse," The Robesonian, August 12, http://robesonian.com/opinion/78730/bill-makes-medicaid-woes-worse
(Adam Linker column)

"NC legislation to weed out cheating businesses moves closer to law," Raleigh News & Observer, August 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article30939807.html
(cites NC Justice Center)

"N.C. teacher pleas with lawmaker," Salisbury Post. August 12, http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/08/12/n-c-teacher-pleas-with-lawmaker/
(cites NC Policy Watch)

La Hora Social (Radio La Latina 102.3), August 12, no link available
(Kate Woomer-Deters interview)

"Club Notes: August 12," Raleigh News & Observer, August 12, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/north-raleigh-news/nrn-...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Actually far less than fair," Salisbury Post, August 12, http://www.salisburypost.com/2015/08/12/chris-fitzsimon-actually-far-les... (also at Richmond County Daily Journal: http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/15308/senate-leaders-actions..., Henderson Daily Dispatch: http://www.hendersondispatch.com/opinion/x929088800/Fitzsimon-Senate-lea..., Jefferson Post: http://www.jeffersonpost.com/opinion/937/senate-leaders-appalling-defini...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Demandan a latina por realizar tramites migratorios," La Noticia, August 11, http://www.lanoticia.com/Edicion%20903/raleigh.htm
(quotes Kate Woomer-Deters)

"A charter school plan worth considering," Charlotte Observer, August 10, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article30630891.html
(quotes Chris Fitzsimon)

"Bond, overdue budget," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 10, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-bond-overdue-budget... (also at Anson Record: http://ansonrecord.com/opinion/606/a-bond-proposal-pushes-the-overdue-bu...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"The minimum question," Asheville Blade, August 8, http://ashevilleblade.com/?p=1341
(cites NC Justice Center)

"A bond proposal pushes the overdue budget out of the spotlight," Jefferson Post, August 7, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/857/a-bond-proposal-pushes-the-overdue-... (also at Winston-Salem Journal: http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-a-bond-prop...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Senate Medicaid reform contains compromise, but insists on cabinet-level department," Winston-Salem Journal, August 6, http://www.journalnow.com/news/state_region/senate-takes-up-house-versio...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Blue Cross ups rate request for ACA plans, says these customers come with higher than expected costs," Triangle Business Journal, August 6, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2015/08/06/bcbsnc-ups-rate-requ...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC Senate looks to amend constitution to cap taxes, spending," Raleigh News & Observer, August 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/arti...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Blue Cross now seeking 34.6% rate hike in NC for ACA plans," Raleigh News & Observer, August 6, http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article30244941.html
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Blue Cross and Blue Shield: Premiums must increase," Burlington Times-News, August 6, http://www.thetimesnews.com/article/20150806/NEWS/150809425/15735/BUSINESS (also at WRAL: http://www.wral.com/blue-cross-raises-rate-hike-sought-on-affordable-car..., Blue Ridge Now: http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20150807/ARTICLES/150809938/1042/new..., Robesonian: http://www.robesonian.com/news/78559/blue-cross-seeks-34-percent-rate-jump, Insurance Journal: http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/08/13/378488.htm)
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Report: North Carolina home care workers deserve fair pay," PHI, August 6, http://phinational.org/blogs/report-north-carolina-home-care-workers-des...
(cites NC Justice Center)

"Bonds push budget out of spotlight," Richmond County Daily Journal, August 5, http://yourdailyjournal.com/opinion/columns/15101/bonds-push-budget-out-...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Wos' tenure at DHHS filled with more criticisms than praise," Triangle Business Journal, August 5, http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/news/2015/08/05/aldona-wos-tenure-no...
(cites Adam Linker)

"Wos resignation could smooth path to Medicaid reform," Winston-Salem Journal, August 5, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/wos-resignation-could-smooth-path-t...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"Economic segregation in schools has impact on education opportunity for children," Jefferson Post, August 5, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/834/economic-segregation-in-schools-has...
(Cedric Johnson op-ed)

"DHHS claims it finished fiscal year with $130.7 million cash in hand," Winston-Salem Journal, August 4, http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/dhhs-claims-it-finished-fiscal-year...
(quotes Adam Linker)

"NC caregiver wages fall: Impact on aging population," Public News Service, August 4, http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2015-08-04/senior-issues/nc-caregiver-w... (also at Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald: http://www.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2015/08/09/caregiver-wages-fall/)
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"5 years into Dodd-Frank, some supporters are wary," Charlotte Observer, August 3, http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/banking/bank-watch-blog/a...
(quotes Al Ripley)

"Lawmakers weigh options to reduce state commitment to retiree health benefits," Jefferson Post, August 3, http://jeffersonpost.com/opinion/817/lawmakers-weigh-options-to-reduce-s...
(Lindsay Wagner column)

"News groups sue N.C. Governor over records," Courthouse News Service, August 3, http://www.courthousenews.com/2015/08/03/news-groups-sue-n-c-governor-ov...
(cites NC Policy Watch)

"Labor Department changes overtime rule," Time Warner Cable News, August 2, http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2015/08/2/overtime-rul...
(quotes Allan Freyer)

"Chip Modlin: Pay low for in-home senior care," Fayetteville Observer, August 2, http://www.fayobserver.com/opinion/local_columns/chip-modlin-pay-low-for...
(Workers' Rights placed op-ed)

"Teacher to leading Republic in NC legislature: Why are you destroying our public schools?" Diane Ravitch, August 1, http://dianeravitch.net/2015/08/01/teacher-to-leading-republican-in-nort...
(cites Rob Schofield)

"Schools need to be held accountable," Winston-Salem Journal, August 1, http://www.journalnow.com/opinion/columnists/chris-fitzsimon-schools-nee...
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

"Machinery of death," Greenville Daily Reflector, August 1, http://www.reflector.com/opinion/fitzsimon/fitzsimon-machinery-death-294... (also at Greensboro News & Record: http://www.greensboro.com/opinion/columns/another-offensive-reform-in-th..., Hickory Daily Record: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/opinion/another-offensive-reform-of-the-mac...)
(Chris Fitzsimon column)

Also see clips from 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.