John Locke Update / Research Newsletter

JLF Research This Week: September 30-October 4, 2013

posted on in Research Review

Education Policy

In this week’s Education newsletter, Terry Stoops, Director of Education Studies, wrote about the N.C. State testing program and some of its problems.  He’s not opposed to tests – quite the opposite – but he thinks there are better ways for North Carolina to go about it.  He’s also been blogging about Common Core and Obamacare.

Health Care Policy

Unsurprisingly, Katherine Restrepo, Health and Human Services Policy Analyst, has also been writing about Obamacare in her newsletter this week.  She’s blogged about it, too — about the exchanges that came online Tuesday, subsidies, and the impact on patient choice.

Environmental Policy

Roy Cordato, Vice President for Research and resident scholar, wrote a newsletter this week about fracking and property rights.  That newsletter also discussed how 2013 may end up being the year with the fewest high ozone days on record.

Regulatory Policy

Jon Sanders, Director of Regulatory Policy Studies, wrote about North Carolina’s film incentives and why this is the time to let them sunset.  And on the blog, he explored another example of government waste.

Fiscal Policy

Finally, Sarah Curry, Director of Fiscal Policy Studies, wrote the federal government’s shutdown and it’s impact on North Carolina.  She also blogged about the shutdown, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and some other fast facts.

There is a lot more on the John Locke Foundation’s Locker Room blog.

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