John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Green schools scrutinized, Medicaid’s human costs, eminent domain abuse, and more

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A new report for the John Locke Foundation demonstrates that so-called “green” school buildings fail to fulfill their promises of cutting energy costs and boosting energy efficiency. The Raleigh News and Observer, its “N.C. Insider” State Government News Service, and WPTF Radio’s Bill LuMaye publicized the report.

The Kernersville News published Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo‘s column on the human costs associated with Medicaid expansion proposals. cited Restrepo’s research newsletter on the impact of state certificate-of-need restrictions on rural health care access. N.C. Senate Republicans publicized her column on federal policy changes that could help promote direct primary care in North Carolina.

The Heartland Institute interviewed Director of Legal Studies Jon Guze about the recent controversy surrounding eminent domain and CSX’s proposed transportation hub in Johnston County. The N.C. League of Conservation Voters noted Director of Regulatory Studies Jon Sanders‘ proposal for a REINS Act to limit growth of the most costly state regulations.

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