John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Bakst to basics

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Advocates touting the alleged benefits of taxpayer-financed elections got a wake-up call this week from John Locke Foundation Legal and Regulatory Policy Analyst Daren Bakst. His op-ed in Tuesday’s News & Observer exposed problems associated with taxpayer financing. The Center for Competitive Politics featured a prominent link to Bakst’s op-ed during the week. Speaking of Bakst, the Fayetteville Observer also highlighted this week his work to offer a “blueprint” for annexation reform in North Carolina.

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