The Mooresville Tribune published Terry Stoops’ recent column explaining how North Carolina’s “Medicaid monster” limits the state’s ability to pay for other high-priority items in the state budget. Durham’s Independent Weekly quoted Stoops in an article about school vouchers for low-income families.
Tribune Papers columnist Bill O’Connor cited Stoops’ opposition to the Common Core public school standards. NCPoliticalNews.com promoted John Locke Foundation Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s recent research newsletter on the “demise” of the federal health care law.
The Greater Wilmington Business Journal noted JLF opposition to North Carolina’s renewable energy mandate. (Critics of the standard, including the conservative, Raleigh-based John Locke Foundation, point to the increased cost of electricity when utilities are required to invest in renewable technology. A 2009 study, “The Economic Impact of North Carolina’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard,” co-sponsored by the John Locke Foundation and the Beacon Hill Institute, predicted that the law would cost consumers more than the stated $12 per year in 2012 and $34 per year in 2015.)