John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Redistricting reform, film incentives fight, and other items of interest

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A column appearing in publications such as the Concord Independent Tribune, Whiteville News-Reporter, and Jefferson Post noted John Hood’s vocal support for redistricting reform in North Carolina. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted in their daily press emails Hood’s columns on the benefits of freedom for workers and the facts about state education spending.

The Senate GOP also highlighted Carolina Journal Associate Editor Dan Way‘s article on a professor’s critique of solar energy arguments and contributor Harry Painter‘s article on N.C. community colleges that have stopped participating in a federal student loan program. The Carolina Plotthound website also promoted Way’s article on solar subsidies.

A Watchdog.org story on North Carolina’s film incentives debate highlighted Way’s reporting on the topic. The Lumberton Robesonian published Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on national political analyst Charlie Cook’s assessment of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. The Kernersville News published Becki Gray’s column on education reforms affecting the new school year.

NCPoliticalNews.com promoted Way’s article on a separation-of-powers dispute between North Carolina’s governor and legislative leaders, along with Michael Lowrey’s column about the impact of recent aircraft changes on the state’s smaller airports.

The Jacksonville Daily News noted Onslow County’s recent A grade for online transparency at the John Locke Foundation’s NCTransparency.com site. A Wake Forest Weekly letter cited JLF data while touting the benefits of North Carolina’s recent tax reforms. (Contrary to babble from progressive columnists about “tax cuts for the rich,” bipartisan John Locke Foundation sums it up best, “N.C. tax reform equals lower taxes … at every income level. Period!”)

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