The Charlotte Observer, Hickory Daily Record, and Lenoir News-Topic all publicized recent events promoting Catalyst, John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood‘s new political biography of former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin. N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email promoted Hood’s columns this week on the need for more oversight of government privatization efforts and the potential impact of North Carolina moving its primary elections up to March 2016.
Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray analyzed the candidate filing season for 2016 N.C. elections during her latest appearance on Time Warner Cable News’ statewide “Capital Tonight” program. The Duplin Times published her column on ending state renewable energy subsidies. Gray continues regular briefings for WTSB Radio on the state’s top political and policy issues.
Director of Education Outreach Lindalyn Kakadelis discussed Massachusetts’ move away from Common Core-based tests during an appearance with Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.” Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai spent three mornings filling in for Bill LuMaye as host of WPTF Radio’s late-morning program. WKNC Radio interviewed Kokai about the political debate surrounding Syrian refugee resettlement in North Carolina. The Winston-Salem Journal quoted Kokai in articles about the latest meeting of the N.C. General Assembly’s top oversight board and the resignation of the state’s top employment security official.
The N.C. Spin website promoted Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops‘ “Locker Room” blog entry on per-pupil spending in N.C. public schools. A Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald column also publicized Stoops’ analysis of per-pupil spending and student performance. NCPoliticalNews.com promoted Stoops’ column on dealing with disruptive students.
The Senate GOP promoted Stoops’ column on teacher pay increases, Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s new report on the Tax Foundation’s ranking of the N.C. business tax climate, Carolina Journal Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on state government property sales, Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on N.C. congressman David Rouzer’s concerns about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Associate Editor Michael Lowrey‘s account of a state Appeals Court ruling linked to a dispute over control of Asheville’s public water system.
The Wake Forest Weekly republished Smith’s article on the benefits of North Carolina compiling a $1 billion surplus in its unemployment insurance fund. The Kernersville News published Lowrey’s column on Charlotte “hipsters” and their impact on local government zoning and development decisions.
The Pope Center for Higher Education Policy interviewed Managing Editor Rick Henderson for an article about recent changes in course requirements for journalism majors at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. N.C. History Project Founding Director Troy Kickler discussed the History Project and the role historians play in political discourse and public policy debates during a speech at Liberty University.