North Carolina legislators continue to haggle over a final 2014-15 state budget plan, and John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray discussed the latest developments in budget negotiations during her latest appearance on Time Warner Cable News’ statewide “Capital Tonight” program. Gray continues her twice-weekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio. N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email promoted her column on energy-related reforms.

The Greensboro News & Record published Carolina Journal Radio
Co-Host Donna Martinez‘s recent CJ column on teacher tenure. The News
& Observer
‘s “WakeEd” blog cited Martinez’s “Locker Room” entry
critiquing the Wake County schools’ decision to hire a new equity chief.

Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson discusses the week’s major electoral news on Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program. JLF Director of Communications Mitch Kokai highlighted top state government issues during an appearance with Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio. The Daily Tar Heel interviewed Kokai for an article about the impact of
state budget negotiators missing their self-imposed July 1 deadline. and N.C. Senate Republicans both promoted Michael Lowrey’s column questioning proposed sales tax hikes for Mecklenburg and Guilford counties. GOP senators also took note of Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s reports on proposed election reforms and a deal to replace Common Core public school standards, while the Taxpayers Protection Alliance highlighted Smith’s report on budget problems plaguing Salisbury’s municipal broadband service. The N.C. Spin website picked up CJ contributor Harry Painter‘s article on a challenge to race-based preferences at UNC-Chapel Hill.