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Renewable subsidies, N.C. as battleground state, Catalyst promotion, and more

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The Greensboro News and Record published Becki Gray’s column urging state policymakers to scrap subsidies for the renewable energy industry. picked up Gray’s column on state efforts to honor veterans. The Lumberton Robesonian, N.C. Spin website,, and N.C. Senate Republicans all promoted N.C. History Project Founding Director Troy Kickler‘s column on North Carolina’s long history as a battleground state.

The Raleigh News and Observer promoted John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood‘s latest event promoting Catalyst, his biography of former N.C. Gov. Jim Martin. Hood and Martin discussed the volume and signed copies during a joint appearance at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh. A news release from the N.C. Republican Party cited Hood’s work on state economic growth. (As the John Locke Foundation’s John Hood recently noted, 2014 was the second-best year for job growth in North Carolina since the turn of the 21st century.)

The Carolina Partnership for Reform blog cited Hood’s recent column on N.C. income gains. N.C. Senate Republicans promoted his column on the benefits of government spending restraint, along with Carolina Journal Associate Editor Dan Way‘s report on North Carolina’s response to a New York state government investigation of “Big Oil.”

The Kernersville News published CJ contributor Kristen Blair‘s column on limiting the federal government’s role in education and contributor Andy Taylor‘s column on presidential candidates’ plans for addressing rising higher education costs. The Rural Hall Weekly Independent picked up Way’s article on motivating millennial voters.

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