The Lumberton Robesonian published John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray‘s column offering a critique of N.C. state government’s targeted tax incentives policies. The N.C. Spin website promoted that column, along with Gray’s “Locker Room” blog entry on local incentives. N.C. Senate Republicans cited Gray’s column in their daily press email. Gray discussed the 2015 legislative session and JLF’s reform agenda during a presentation for the Raleigh Optimist Club. She continues twice-weekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio.
Speaking of incentives, the Winston-Salem Journal interviewed Director of Communications Mitch Kokai about the latest incentives bill in the N.C. House of Representatives. The Journal also interviewed Kokai about a bill to raise the goverment-mandated minimum wage. A Winston-Salem Journal editorial on the state’s new drone law cited Kokai’s privacy concerns.
JLF President and CEO Kory Swanson spends an hour discussing the organization’s 25th anniversary year and its future plans during this weekend’s edition of Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “Carolina Newsmakers” radio program with Don Curtis. Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson and JLF Director of Outreach Donna Martinez analyze the week’s top political news for Curtis Media Group’s “People In Politics” program.
The Kernersville News published CJ contributor Kristen Blair‘s column on civics education. The Tribune Newspapers promoted Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on a new study spelling out problems linked with certificate-of-need laws. NCPoliticalNews.com picked up Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on a state Supreme Court hearing involving North Carolina’s new opportunity scholarships. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted that article in their daily press email, along with Smith’s report on crowdfunding legislation, Way’s story about a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the N.C. Dental Board, JLF Chairman John Hood‘s columns on a controversial University of North Carolina law professor and three freedom-enhancing reforms for the N.C. General Assembly, and a CarolinaJournal.tv report on efforts to change state laws limiting liquor sales at N.C. distilleries.