A flurry of activity in the North Carolina General Assembly has prompted media outlets to turn to the John Locke Foundation for expert analysis during the past week. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray discussed the state budget deal on WUNC Radio’s “The State of Things.” Gray also discusses the budget this evening on UNC Public Television’s “Legislative Week in Review,” and she will tackle top legislative topics this weekend on WRAL Television’s “On The Record.” Gray continues her semiweekly updates on state government news for WTSB Radio listeners.

Four JLF staffers discussed elements of the state budget deal during separate appearances this week on News 14 Carolina’s statewide “Capital Tonight” program. Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry focused on budget details, while Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson discussed the politics surrounding the final budget deal. Both JLF Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops and Director of Communications Mitch Kokai analyzed the education budget.

Curry also discussed the budget with WTVD Television, and she will offer budget insights this afternoon during an appearance with Bill LuMaye on Talk Radio WPTF. Stoops highlighted education budget provisions during a conversation with Pete Kaliner on WWNC Radio. He explained opportunity scholarships for low-income students during an appearance on Talk Radio WPTF. Kokai discussed the budget and the week’s other top legislative news with Curtis Wright on the new WMYT Radio.

WSOC Television called on “Meck Deck” blogger and Economics and Regulatory Policy Analyst Michael Lowrey for insight into the feud involving the General Assembly and the city of Charlotte over operations of Charlotte Douglas International Airport.