John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Elections, education spending, tax reform generate JLF media, in-person appearances

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The latest polls in North Carolina’s high-profile U.S. Senate race prompted Time Warner Cable News’ statewide “Capital Tonight” program to seek expert analysis this week from Carolina Journal Managing Editor Rick Henderson. Henderson will also discuss the week’s top electoral news this weekend on Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” radio program.

John Locke Foundation President John Hood joins Curtis Media Group’s Don Curtis this weekend on the syndicated “Carolina Newsmakers” program. Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops will debunk myths about N.C. education spending during an appearance Friday on Talk Radio WPTF’s afternoon program. Stoops also took on false statements about education spending for a WUNC Radio report. Director of Education Outreach Lindalyn Kakadelis analyzed state school testing results for Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.”

Economics and Regulatory Policy Analyst Michael Lowrey discussed with WSOC Television projected changes in international flights from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Director of Communications Mitch Kokai has served as afternoon guest host on Talk Radio WPTF for most of the week. He also briefed Curtis Wright of WMYT Radio on the latest developments in state government news. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray continues her twice-weekly politics and public policy updates for WTSB Radio.

In addition to media appearances, JLF staff members continue to share their expert analysis in other venues. Gray addressed a Republican Speaker’s Forum in Greensboro. Executive Vice President Kory Swanson addressed the Johnston County Republican Women. Stoops offered a presentation on “Success Beyond the Classroom” for the Wakefield Central Baptist Church high school senior breakfast. N.C. History Project Founding Director Troy Kickler delivered a Constitution Day address on “The King’s Trouble Makers” at Barton College. The Wilson Times promoted Kickler’s speech.

Carolina Journal Radio Co-Host Donna Martinez moderated the Federalist Society’s N.C. Supreme Court candidates’ forum. JLF Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato and Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry joined an Americans for Tax Reform State Policy Working Group meeting to rebut top tax and education myths that have been reported in North Carolina.

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