When a North Carolina legislator filed a bill this week to repeal North Carolina’s renewable energy mandate, both the News & Observer and Charlotte Business Journal called on John Locke Foundation Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders for reaction. The CBJ report also quoted JLF President John Hood.

N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s column critiquing a misleading study about the economic benefits tied to renewable energy subsidies. Cordato discussed sustainable growth during a presentation this week to the North Mecklenburg Republican Women, as promoted in the Charlotte Observer.

In addition to his work on renewable energy madates, Sanders released a new report urging North Carolina lawmakers to adopt a state-level version of the federal REINS Act to rein in overzealous regulators. N.C. Political News promoted that report. The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” highlighted Sanders’ report on legalizing payday lending in the state.

Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops released a report touting the potential benefits of school vouchers. WPTF Radio and the N.C. News Network quoted Stoops while promoting the report. N.C. Political News also highlighted Stoops’ work. Stoops discussed career and technical education in North Carolina during an appearance with Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.”

The Kernersville News published Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s column on a federal balanced budget amendment. Carolina Plott Hound promoted Curry’s reaction in the “Locker Room” blog to a bill that would create a Taxpayer Bill of Rights for North Carolina.