Driver’s ed, local taxes and spending, CON reform, and JLF research
Delays in completing the state budget have prompted some public school systems to suspend driver’s education programs. A Raleigh News and Observer article about Wake County’s driver’s ed developments quoted Stoops. The Rhinoceros Times interviewed Stoops for an article about a bill to give N.C. community colleges a greater role in teaching high school remedial math.
The Greensboro News and Record‘s editorial board and “Off The Record” column both reacted to Economics and Regulatory Policy Analyst Michael Lowrey‘s latest installment of the By The Numbers ranking of local government tax-and-fee burdens. N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email highlighted the BTN report.
The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog promoted Lowrey’s BTN analysis, along with Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s report on the adverse selection in health insurance tied to the Affordable Care Act. A Dunn Daily Record column cited Restrepo’s work on adverse selection. (According to Katherine Restrepo, a policy analyst with the conservative John Locke Foundation in Raleigh, Obamacare exchanges are attracting an “older, sicker mix of insurance policyholders in North Carolina.”)
Restrepo’s latest Forbes column focused on certificate-of-need reform. The Carolina Partnership for Reform and N.C. Senate Republicans noted Restrepo’s latest CON analysis. Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel interviewed Restrepo about Medicaid reform.
The Kernersville News published Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s column panning an all-of-the-above approach to energy policy. NCPoliticalNews.com promoted Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s research newsletter on the recent history of state budget extensions.