As the N.C. Senate Commerce Committee debated legislation that would cap North Carolina’s renewable energy mandate and subsidies to the solar energy industry, senators heard testimony from John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray. The Raleigh News and Observer and WRAL.com noted JLF’s interest in the renewable energy mandate.
Gray continues regular radio appearances on WWNC in Asheville and WTSB in Johnston County. The Laurinburg Exchange and NCPoliticalNews.com promoted her recent column on overcriminalization in North Carolina.
Director of Education Outreach Lindalyn Kakadelis discussed academic standards and the State Board of Education’s work during a presentation for the Davidson County Republican Women’s Club. Kakadelis co-hosted a school choice forum with Ebenezer United Church of Christ in Burlington. She also discussed trends in public school teacher turnover with Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.”
A Forbes column cited Director of Communications Mitch Kokai‘s recent Wall Street Journal article panning North Carolina officials’ fixation on targeted tax incentives. The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog promoted National Review writer Charles Cooke’s speech to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society on his new book, The Conservatarian Manifesto.