A national audience read John Locke Foundation analysis this week, as the Washington Examiner published Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders‘ column on North Carolina’s regulatory reform legislation.

An article published in both the News & Observer and the Charlotte Observer on the “breathtaking” 2013 North Carolina legislative session quoted John Locke Foundation President John Hood. The N&O and Charlotte Observer also cited JLF in an article about state government compensation for victims of North Carolina’s eugenics-based forced sterilization program.

The News & Observer interviewed Terry Stoops for an article about the state education budget debate. The N&O‘s “Triangle Politics” section promoted Becki Gray’s speech on legislative issues for the Republican Women of Cary and Southwestern Wake. Gray also took part in a “hot potatoes” forum for N.C. Spin that attracted about 200 people.

A column in the Greensboro News & Record cited Hood’s analysis of major education reforms included in the new state budget. (In his column published Tuesday, John Hood, president of the John Locke Foundation, comments on the “deal on two education issues — school choice and teacher tenure — as part of the 2013-15 budget bill.”) N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails Hood’s columns on lawmakers who refuse to wobble and the need for government officials to “look a gift horse in the mouth.”

The Durham Herald-Sun republished a pair of Carolina Journal columns this week. JLF Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato panned Gov. Pat McCrory’s efforts to stymie a bill that would end North Carolina’s renewable energy mandate. Gray praised the 2013 “First In Freedom” legislative session.

ChoiceMedia.tv cited Stoops while discussing education reforms in North Carolina. NCPoliticalNews.com promoted Sanders’ research newsletter on three important reforms, along with the John Locke Foundaton’s analysis of the most important reforms adopted in the “historic” 2013 North Carolina legislation session. The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” noted an updated version of a JLF report on raising the age of juvenile jurisdiction in North Carolina’s justice system.

Senate GOP press emails highlighted CJ Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on education reforms, Way’s story on a new law allowing legislators to intervene in lawsuits filed against the state, Barry Smith’s report on regulatory reform, contributor Karen McMahan‘s story on reaction to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ long elementary school day, Gray’s column on what she calls a “First in Freedom” legislative session, and Cordato’s column on McCrory and the renewable energy mandate.

The Master Resource blog reposted Cordato’s column. A Lenoir News-Times column about McCrory referenced the Locke Foundation. The MyGovCost.org website featured CJ contributor Lloyd Billingsley‘s blog entry about CJ Executive Editor Don Carrington‘s recent article detailing a New York woman’s unsuccessful efforts to interest federal officials in the tax fraud scheme she uncovered.