The News & Observer called on John Hood for expert analysis of the relationships among North Carolina’s top Republican elected leaders. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Hood’s columns on job growth in North Carolina and the importance of “minding your own business.”

GOP senators also touted Carolina Journal Associate Editor Dan Way‘s report on concerns about proposals to reorganize the N.C. Commerce Department, Smith’s article on a new state audit criticizing the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center, the latest CJ parody featuring the Rural Center, and N.C. Education Alliance Fellow Kristen Blair‘s column about parental concerns over student testing in public schools. 

WPTF Radio interviewed CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson about the Rural Center audit. WNCN Television quoted John Locke Foundation Director of Communications Mitch Kokai in a story about the impact of state Medicaid spending on the rest of North Carolina’s state budget. promoted Carolina Journal Radio Co-Host Donna Martinez‘s recent column about the value of competition. An Apex Herald article quoted a local town council member who cited JLF’s work in promoting government transparency.