John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Answering women’s ‘advocates’ and other items of interest

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The Lumberton Robesonian, N.C. Spin website, and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email all took note of John Locke Foundation Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray‘s column explaining how women’s “advocates” pursue narrow interests that can hold women back. Gray offered her regularly scheduled politics and public policy update Monday for WTSB Radio.

A letter in the Richmond County Daily Journal referenced Carolina Journal Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on Richmond’s upcoming sales tax referendum.,, and the Senate GOP promoted Way’s article on Durham County’s destruction of gun registry records in the wake of a change in state law that removed an old Jim Crow-era requirement.

The N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email also highlighted Way’s article on election donor disclosure, Associate Editor Michael Lowrey‘s story on a court ruling affecting zoning violation disputes, and John Hood’s columns on corporate tax rates and diminishing returns from increased government spending. The Asheville Citizen-Times interviewed Hood for an article about Republican elected leaders’ impact on the North Carolina economy. promoted CJ contributor Kristen Blair‘s column on teenage students’ sleeping needs.

The Duplin Times cited the John Locke Foundation in an article about the recent improvement in Onslow County Schools’ online transparency grade at The Asheboro Courier-Tribune mentioned JLF in an article about former staffer Ashley Sherrill Cagle’s new job for Wake County EDC.

Mitch Kokai briefed Curtis Wright of WMYT Radio on some of the major state government news of the week. He fills in this afternoon for Becki Gray as a guest on WTSB Radio. Kokai spoke to a group of Indian think tank executives visiting the United States as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

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