John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Capital gains, teacher pay, Medicaid, and more from JLF researchers

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The Heartland Institute and the Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” promoted John Locke Foundation Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s recent report recommending that North Carolina reduce or repeal its tax on capital gains. The radio N.C. News Network interviewed Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops about changes in public school grading scales. Stoops also discussed teacher compensation on WPTF Radio.

The Lumberton Robesonian published Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s column on problems associated with Medicaid expansion. Restrepo discussed health insurance premiums and the next enrollment period with Joe McLaughlin on WRHT Radio. and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email highlighted Restrepo’s analysis of Medicaid expansion’s potential shift of resources away from the most vulnerable patients. also promoted Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s analysis of local sales tax referendums on the November ballot.

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