The print version of the News & Observer and its “Crosstown Traffic” blog both featured a story this week noting that some Wake County commissioners’ concerns about a proposed county transit plan mirrored concerns the John Locke Foundation had spelled out in a research report earlier this year. (Their queries echo doubts raised in a critical report published in March by the nonprofit John Locke Foundation, which blasted the Wake proposal as “not technically or financially feasible.” “They had a very good critique, and we most certainly looked at it, as well as input from the other commissioners,” [Phil] Matthews said Friday.)

On the same page of the print N&O, another article highlighted Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sandersreaction to the school bus problems plaguing Wake County’s public school system during the first week of classes.

In related education news, Education Week quoted Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops in an article on online school standards. The N.C. News Network featured Stoops’ comments on homeschooling growth trends. The Beaufort Observer promoted Carolina Journal contributor Kristy Bailey‘s article about the impact of class-size reduction in public schools.

The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” promoted Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Fergus Hodgson‘s latest report on scrapping the so-called Amazon tax. La Conexion published a Spanish-language version of Hodgson’s critique of Social Security policy.

Dan Forest, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, promoted a recent visit to the JLF office on his campaign website.