John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Recapping political developments of 2008

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Christmas-related news dominated headlines this week, but John Locke Foundation experts continued to shed light on important political developments. President John Hood used his forum on National Review Online’s main blog, “The Corner,” to tout JLF’s work on a new measure called “Taxpayers’ Return on Investment.” Fiscal Policy Analyst Joseph Coletti developed that measure this year to help taxpayers and voters assess the “bang for the buck” associated with state government spending.  Hood also wrote on “The Corner” this week about labor unions’ likely demands from the incoming Obama administration. Speaking of Obama, the president-elect was a topic of discussion as JLF communications director Mitch Kokai joined host Tim Boyum on News 14 Carolina’s “Political Connections” program. That program, focusing on the year’s major political developments, airs at 6 p.m. today.

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