In addition to her latest television appearance, Becki Gray discussed top legislative news this week in a presentation to the Garner Morning Rotary Club and during her latest chat with WTSB Radio listeners. Gray will promote the John Locke Foundation Saturday at the Chatham County Republican Party convention.

N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails this week Barry Smith’s article on Senate leader Phil Berger’s education reform plan, Associate Editor Dan Way‘s report on a bill to repeal North Carolina’s renewable energy mandate, contributor Duke Cheston‘s story on University of North Carolina leaders’ consideration of proposals to raise the number of out-of-state students at some UNC system schools, and N.C. Education Alliance Fellow Kristen Blair‘s column on school violence.

The Greensboro News & Record‘s “Mixing It Up” column cited “Piedmont Publius” blogger Sam Hieb‘s commentary on the UNC-Greensboro basketball team’s use of the Greensboro Coliseum. The Kernersville News published Carolina Journal Radio Co-Host Donna Martinez’s column about the public education establishment’s poor response to its customer base.

Both a news article and editorial in the Salisbury Post mentioned JLF in discussing Rowan County government’s efforts to boost its online transparency. (The state’s Public Records Law does not require that the information appear online, but the county has gone above and beyond the letter of the law. For that, the John Locke Foundation gave Rowan County an A+, and [county commissioner Jim] Sides is set to take part Monday in a Sunshine Day panel discussion in Raleigh on the theme, “Government Gets it Right.”)

An American Prospect article about the State Policy Network discusses the John Locke Foundation.