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JLF experts brief candidates preparing for 2014 N.C. elections

The John Locke Foundation's research staff members brief candidates preparing for North Carolina's 2014 elections during a March 7, 2014, session. To watch individual presentations, click the speaker's name. Vice President for Outreach Becki Gray welcomes candidates and offers an overview. Executive Vice President Kory Swanson discusses the role of a think tank. Dr. Roy Cordato, Vice President for Research and Resident Scholar, introduces the research staff and covers tax policy. Sarah Curry, Director of Fiscal Policy Studies, tackles the state budget and spending. Katherine Restrepo, Health and Human Services Policy Analyst, reviews health care policy. Jon Sanders, Director of Regulatory Studies, discusses regulatory issues. Tyler Younts, Legal Policy Analyst, outlines the role of the N.C. Constitution. Dr. Terry Stoops, Director of Research and Education Studies, reviews K-12 education policy.

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JLF's Katherine Restrepo highlights problems linked to Medicaid expansion

Katherine Restrepo, John Locke Foundation health and human services policy analyst, discusses the problems tied to Medicaid expansion. Restrepo offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 592).

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Locke Box

Bruce Clarke of CAI discusses N.C. unions' use of 'social justice' messages

Bruce Clarke, CEO of Capital Associated Industries, discusses N.C. labor union organizers' increasing reliance on "social justice" messaging, including messages tied to national issues. Clarke offered these comments during a Sept. 15, 2014, speech for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events, click here.

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On the Record

New poll shows N.C. residents oppose federal bill targeting Internet sales tax

Sen. Thom Goolsby, R-New Hanover, joins Andrew Moylan of the R Street Institute and Pete Sepp of the National Taxpayers Union in a July 1, 2014, news conference discussing a new poll that shows North Carolinians oppose a federal bill targeting sales tax for online purchases.

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Air Wars

Carolina Journal's Rick Henderson analyzes recent polls in the Hagan-Tillis race

Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal managing editor, discusses recent U.S. Senate polling that favors incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan in her race with Republican challenger Thom Tillis. Henderson offered these comments during the Sept. 15, 2014, edition of Time Warner Cable News' "Capital Tonight."

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Low-Wage Work Beats Unemployment

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A Good Start to a New School Year

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Probing the Dip in Ed School Enrollment

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Death of a narrative

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