Readers in newspapers across North Carolina are learning about the John Locke Foundation’s new, first-of-its-kind report on county economic development incentives, thanks to favorable coverage in “Insider” Patrick Gannon’s syndicated column. Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry and Research Intern Catherine Konieczny co-authored the report, which also has attracted attention from the Asheville Citizen-Times (an article summarized by the Raleigh News and Observer‘s “Insider” state government news service), Wilkes Journal-Patriot,’s “State Tax Today,” the N.C. Spin website, and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email. N.C. Spin also highlighted Curry’s recent analysis of local fireworks costs, and the Wilmington Star-News interviewed her about local governments that maintain overly large savings accounts.

The Star-News published Director of Legal Studies Jon Guze‘s column urging repeal of the state Map Act. Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops discussed the N.C. Supreme Court’s consideration of a school voucher case during his latest appearance with Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.”, the N.C. Spin website, and the Senate GOP promoted Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s column on N.C. health insurance mandates. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina distributed that column to its agents and to state legislators.

The Kernersville News published Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders‘ column debunking false claims about energy efficiency. picked up Sanders’ latest research newsletter on overregulation, along with Stoops’ newsletter on the school choice solution to the school crime problem.