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Gaming Medicaid, teacher tenure talks, and other JLF research interests

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John Locke Foundation Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo started a new role as contributor to Forbes‘ national audience with an article on efforts to “game” the joint state-federal Medicaid program.

The News & Observer interviewed Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops for a story about Wake County public schools’ efforts to restore the benefits of teacher tenure. Stoops joined Bill LuMaye on Talk Radio WPTF to debunk a website’s bogus negative assessment of North Carolina’s public education system. Stoops discussed the state’s new Academic Standards Review Commission with Lockwood Phillips on WTKF’s “Viewpoints Radio.” The Kernersville News published Stoops’ column spelling out the facts linked to North Carolina’s recent education spending increases.

The Kernersville News also picked up Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s analysis of state education spending data, along with Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s explanation that cutting carbon dioxide emissions will not cool the world. The Lumberton Robesonian and promoted Cordato’s column highlighting the nearly 18-year trend of no global warming.

The Laurinburg Exchange, Mount Airy News, and Mooresville Tribune all published Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders‘ column comparing low-wage employment to “moral” unemployment. and N.C. Senate Republicans promoted Sanders’ column on the latest evidence bolstering the case for hydraulic fracturing. The Senate GOP also highlighted the transcript of Cordato’s Carolina Journal Radio interview about minimum wage myths.

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