The News & Observer and Charlotte Observer quoted John Locke Foundation Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops in an article about legislation to create new scholarships for public school teachers. The Burlington Times-News noted Stoops’ support for a change to North Carolina’s public school calendar restrictions. The Lumberton Robesonian published Stoops’ column on the nationwide decline in university education school enrollment.

The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” blog promoted a pair of new reports from JLF researchers: Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders‘ study of voluntary certification as an alternative to government-mandated occupational licensing, and Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s analysis of Gov. Pat McCrory’s proposal to create two new cabinet-level departments within state government. promoted Curry’s research newsletter on the proposed department dealing with military and veterans affairs, along with her column marking North Carolina’s Tax Freedom Day. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press email Curry’s “Locker Room” blog entry on Volvo‘s apparent decision to drop North Carolina from its list of prospective sites for a new auto manufacturing plant. and the Senate GOP highlighted Sanders’ column on the goal of capping and ending North Carolina’s renewable energy mandates.

The Master Resource blog promoted Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s column panning third-party electricity sales, and the Kernersville News published the same piece. he Foundation for Economic Education promoted a quotation from Cordato about free markets, property rights, and the environment. and N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s analysis of certificate-of-need reform.