Pundits on the political left and right have told different stories about the economic impact of North Carolina’s experience with ending federal extended unemployment benefits one year ago. John Locke Foundation President John Hood offered his analysis of the positive jobs data associated with the end of extended benefits during an appearance this week on WUNC Radio’s “The State of Things.”

Both Carolina Journal Associate Editor Barry Smith and JLF Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry discussed North Carolina’s state budget deal during appearances on Time Warner Cable News’ statewide “Capital Tonight” program.

Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops highlighted North Carolina’s latest homeschooling data and the state budget’s emphasis on teacher pay raises during an appearance with Donna Martinez on News Radio WPTF. Director of Education Outreach Lindalyn Kakadelis shared concerns about new standards for Advanced Placement U.S. history classes during a conversation with Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.”

Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo analyzed recent court rulings related to Obamacare health insurance subsidies during an appearance with Joe McLaughlin on WRHT Radio. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray continues to enlighten
WTSB Radio listeners twice each week about the latest political news and
public policy developments from the Legislative Building in Raleigh. 

CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson spotlights the latest election news this weekend during another “On The Trail” segment with Martinez for Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program. Henderson analyzed the latest developments in the N.C. General Assembly for JLF Director of Communications Mitch Kokai on Talk Radio WPTF. Kokai filled in for regular host Bill LuMaye for two days.

Kokai also discussed a federal appeals court ruling on same-sex marriage with Demetri Ravanos on WPTF, and he highlighted some of the week’s top state government news for Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio.