Readers of Forbes learned this week from John Locke Foundation Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo why North Carolina lawmakers should not settle for a watered-down version of certificate-of-need reform. The N.C. Spin website highlighted Restrepo’s column.

The Duplin Times published Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops‘ column debunking myths about public school spending levels. The Heartland Institute’s “Somewhat Reasonable” blog quoted Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry in an entry focusing on the impact for state governments of federally owned land. promoted Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s column on Pope Francis’ questionable take on capitalism and religious liberty, along with Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders‘ observations about the misuse of the term “stakeholders” in public policy debates. Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel interviewed Sanders about recent developments in North Carolina’s solar energy industry. N.C. State University’s Emerging Issues Institute cited in its newsletter JLF researchers’ work on energy issues, including Cordato’s report on calculating net energy subsidies.