The Fayetteville Observer interviewed John Locke Foundation President John Hood for an article about the new direction for North Carolina government under Republican leadership. Hood’s latest column on the impact for North Carolina’s economy of ending federal extended unemployment benefits attracted attention from The Transom, a newsletter associated with the Federalist website. Hood touted redistricting reform during a presentation for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails Hood’s columns on newspaper ownership trends and the history backing recent reforms in the Tar Heel State.

The Senate GOP also promoted Carolina Journal Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s reports on the legislature’s adjournment after finalizing coal ash legislation and a critical state audit of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. picked up CJ contributor Harry Painter‘s article on a “reverse transfer” program for college dropouts. Managing Editor Rick Henderson joins Bill LuMaye this afternoon on Talk Radio WPTF to discuss the week’s major legislative and electoral news, and he’ll focus on elections this weekend during the “On The Trail” segment for Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program.

Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel interviewed JLF Director of Communications Mitch Kokai about recent developments in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The N.C. Spin website promoted Kokai’s “Locker Room” blog entry about a conservative alternative to the government-mandated minimum wage. Kokai discussed the week’s top state government news with Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio.