John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Minimum wage, capital gains tax, the right to health care, and other items of interest

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The Mount Airy News and Richmond County Daily Journal published Rick Henderson’s recent Carolina Journal editorial debunking myths about the government-mandated minimum wage. The Kernersville News picked up John Locke Foundation Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar Roy Cordato‘s column on Obamacare and the so-called “right” to health care. The Heritage Foundation’s “Insider Online” cited Cordato’s recent report calling for a capital-gains tax cut in North Carolina.

The Kernersville News published a column from N.C. History Project Director Troy Kickler comparing the current Ebola outbreak to the Flu Pandemic of 1918, along with Director of Research and Education Studies Terry Stoops‘ column on teacher turnover in North Carolina. promoted Director of Fiscal Policy Studies Sarah Curry‘s research newsletter on the beginning of the state budget process. Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute and Forbes highlighted a column on certificate-of-need regulations from JLF Health and Human Services Policy Analyst Katherine Restrepo.

N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email promoted Dan Way’s CJ article on a new poll showing Republican voters’ opposition to Medicaid expansion, along with Barry Smith’s report on a recent state audit of state tire retread contracts and Associate Editor Michael Lowrey‘s column on potential state regulations for ride-sharing services.

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