The Associated Press interviewed John Locke Foundation Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders for an article published this week about the ongoing debate over North Carolina state film incentives. The News & Observer, Asheville Citizen-Times, Winston-Salem Journal, and Salisbury Post all published the article, and the WTVD and WSOC television websites featured the story as well. Sanders also appeared on the WRHT Radio morning program to discuss problems linked to light rail transportation projects.
Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops joined Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio” to discuss public school teacher tenure and merit pay. Stoops co-signed a commentary posted on the Cato Institute website that supported school choice. Education News picked up an article quoting Stoops on the N.C. Department of Public Instruction’s efforts to manipulate students’ standardized test scores.
At one point during the week, Triangle Business Journal featured Stoops as “trending” because of his appearance in several recent media reports. NCPoliticalNews.com promoted his research newsletter on the value of a college degree. The N.C. Spin website highlighted Stoops’ “Locker Room” blog entry on a dubious public education survey conducted by the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry spoke to Triangle Business Journal about local government debt. NCPoliticalNews.com and N.C. Senate Republicans highlighted Curry’s research newsletter on corporate tax havens. The Kernersville News published Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s recent column on “young invincibles” and their response to the Affordable Care Act. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press email a news release outlining details of Legal Policy Analyst Tyler Younts‘ new report on North Carolina’s Map Act.