John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Employment news, price gouging, and other items of interest

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The Winston-Salem Journal relied on John Hood’s expertise to analyze North Carolina’s latest employment report. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails Hood’s assessment of the employment numbers, along with his columns on college student loan debt, problems with the federal Affordable Care Act, and the 2014 election forecast.

The News & Observer‘s “biz” blog noted Roy Cordato’s work panning North Carolina’s price gouging law. The Yancey Common Times Journal published a JLF news release highlighting Cordato’s analysis of benefits linked to North Carolina’s tax reform plan.

The Greensboro News & Record‘s “Mixing It Up” feature highlighted Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders‘ column on faulty economic projections tied to Charlotte’s NASCAR Hall of Fame. The Senate GOP promoted Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s column on continuing problems linked to Obamacare. picked up Sarah Curry’s research newsletter on recent federal tax changes.

Chapel Hill’s Daily Tar Heel interviewed Mitch Kokai for articles about the latest developments in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race and proposed changes to the federal Voting Rights Act. The N.C. Spin website highlighted Kokai’s “Locker Room” blog entry about the positive impact of markets on health care.

A letter in the Carteret County News-Times from the local school superintendent and school board chairman cited the John Locke Foundation’s positive grade for the Carteret school system’s online transparency.

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