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    New CEO Amy O. Cooke Joins the John Locke Foundation

    Today, the John Locke Foundation welcomes a new CEO, Amy O. Cooke. Below is a copy of the press release originally published on the John Locke Foundation website.   John Locke Foundation Begins 2020 With New CEO   Amy O. Cooke, known across the United States for…
    Brenee Goforth, January 23, 2020
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    New Rule Allows Dental Hygienists to “Fill the Gaps” in Oral Care

    On Thursday, January 16, the N.C. Rules Review Commission announced that dental hygienists in high-need areas will be allowed to treat patients without direct supervision. This is a step forward for dental care in the rural parts of North Carolina. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak explains: North Carolina’s rural communities are…
    Brenee Goforth, January 20, 2020
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    Snapshot of the Day

    Harper Polling surveyed likely Republican primary voters on a number of issues, including choices for U.S. Senate and Governor. Former Gov. Pat McCrory — who is not running — leads the poll with 42% of likely voters choosing him. Carolina Journal reports on the latest poll here.  …
    Donna Martinez, December 11, 2019
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    States are constrained by reality, unlike Washington

    This blog, our research updates, and Carolina Journal’s Daily Journal columns all make clear that state policies are grounded in reality, including recent budgets. Yuval Levin of the American Enterprise Institute provides yet more evidence that Washington policies are orthogonal to reality, especially in finances.
    Joseph Coletti, October 23, 2019
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    JLF’s Donna Martinez and CJ’s Rick Henderson Appear on NC SPIN!

    Last week, JLF’s Donna Martinez and CJ’s Rick Henderson were guests on NC SPIN!. The two discussed many topics in the round-table style show with fellow guests Chris Fitzsimon, Director of The Newsroom, and Former Attorney General Rufus Edmisten and with host Tom Campbell. On After SPIN!, the show after…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2019
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    Beaufort County Now Highlights Videos Featuring JLF Experts’ Analysis

    This week Beaufort County Now published three videos featuring staff of the John Locke Foundation. The publisher’s note reads: We want our readers to understand that there is wise policy afoot here in North Carolina, and to that end, we offer these excellent videos from our associates, in prudent policy…
    Brenee Goforth, October 18, 2019
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    JLF’s Rick Henderson Discussed Smokable Hemp on After SPIN!

    This month, an installment of NC SPIN’s “After SPIN!” featured Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson. Henderson spoke with the show’s host, Tom Campbell, about the smokable hemp provision in the “North Carolina Farm Act of 2019.” Henderson stated: “When I was talking about the farm bill – the fact that…
    Brenee Goforth, October 16, 2019
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    CJ’s Rick Henderson Discusses the Budget Veto Override with WPTF’s Donna King

    Last week, Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson was on Donna King’s radio show. He discussed North Carolina’s budget impasse and the September 11 veto override. Henderson commented: “Representative Jackson has talked about possible legal action. We’ve been trying to figure out what he could do.” Henderson explains that Rep. Darren Jackson,…
    Brenee Goforth, October 3, 2019