WRAL Television quoted John Hood in a story this week on the impact in North Carolina of the “policy nonprofit” sector. That story devoted a Web page to the John Locke Foundation. Hood also appears in a Winston-Salem Journal column on the Carolina Panthers‘ efforts to secure taxpayer funding for an upgrade to Bank of America Stadium. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Hood’s columns this week on policy nonprofit groups, tax reform, and the democratizing influence of Twitter.

John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray discussed topics including women in the General Assembly and a voter identification bill during her latest appearance on News 14 Carolina’s statewide “Capital Tonight” program. Gray continues her semiweekly politics and public policy updates on WTSB Radio. She offered a legislative update and discussed conservative opportunities for 2013 during a public presentation to a Republican group in Durham. The Kernersville News published her column about Republican policymakers attempting to fix what’s broken in North Carolina state government.

Director of Communications Mitch Kokai discussed with WTVD Television Gov. Pat McCrory’s call for state agency spending restraint. Kokai explained for WPTF and N.C. News Network radio listeners why a targeted tax incentive package for MetLife represented a bad deal for North Carolina. Kokai offered a legislative update during a speech for the Bertie County Republican Party’s county convention. A University of North Carolina journalism professor conducted a question-and-answer session with Kokai for “The Editor’s Desk” blog.