John Locke Update / Impact Newsletter

Ride-sharing regulation, Medicaid reform, and other items of interest

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The Laurinburg Exchange published Carolina Journal Associate Editor Michael Lowrey‘s column on potential state and local regulation of ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft. and N.C. Senate Republicans’ daily press email promoted Lowrey’s article on a state court ruling dealing with property rights and shooting ranges.

A Lumberton Robesonian article on county governments’ response to Obamacare cited information from Associate Editor Dan Way. picked up Way’s article on a Medicaid reform dispute within the N.C. General Assembly. The Senate GOP highlighted two of Way’s Medicaid reform articles, along with John Locke Foundation Chairman John Hood‘s column on government pickpockets, CJ Associate Editor Barry Smith‘s article on Gov. Pat McCrory’s newly unveiled transportation plan, and contributor Harry Painter‘s report on community colleges that want to offer four-year nursing degrees. McCrory’s media newsletter cited Smith’s article on the statewide transportation plan. also promoted Painter’s article.

Triangle Business Journal picked up contributor Kristen Blair‘s column on “tiger moms” and “guerrilla dads.” N.C. History Project Founding Director Troy Kickler analyzed for the Independent Review a recent book from the Cato Institute’s Timothy Sandefur about the U.S. Constitution.

CJ Managing Editor Rick Henderson joins Carolina Journal Radio Co-Host Donna Martinez this weekend on Curtis Media Group’s syndicated “People In Politics” program. JLF Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray continues twice-weekly updates on politics and public policy for WTSB Radio. Director of Communications Mitch Kokai recapped some of the week’s top state government news for Curtis Wright on WMYT Radio. Kokai discussed terrorism-related news developments with Demetri Ravanos on WPTF Radio.

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