A Charlotte Observer column this week challenging North Carolina’s renewable energy mandate cited data from John Locke Foundation research. The Asheville Citizen-Times interviewed Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato for an article about ozone levels and state auto emissions testing. The N.C. League for Conservation Voters publicized that article.

Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s latest Forbes column focuses on North Carolina’s high number of health insurance mandates. The Kernersville News published a different version of the health mandates column, along with Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops‘ column on North Carolina’s recent homeschooling milestone. NCPoliticalNews.com promoted Restrepo’s health mandate column and Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s research newsletter on state and local pension funds.

The N.C. Spin website and Senate Republicans’ daily press email highlighted Curry’s “Locker Room” blog entry on efforts to promote government efficiency. GOP senators also took note of Curry’s column on the local impact of federally owned land, along with Stoops’ “Locker Room” entry on past Democratic efforts to cut the number of teaching assistants in North Carolina public schools. Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders joined representatives of more than 50 other groups signing a letter to the Missouri legislature supporting right-to-work laws.