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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 Sarah Curry discusses N.C. sales tax referendums

Sarah Curry, John Locke Foundation director of fiscal policy studies, discusses sales-tax referendums on the ballot in 10 N.C. counties in November 2014. Curry offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio (Program No. 598).

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N.C. Hospital Association's Cody Hand discusses CON reform

Cody Hand, vice president and deputy general counsel for the N.C. Hospitals Association, acknowledges the need to reform some aspects of North Carolina's certificate-of-need law while defending its underlying structure. Hand offered these comments during an Oct. 27, 2014, speech for the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society. To watch full-length presentations of JLF events, click here.

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Piereson points to sluggish growth as a greater problem than income inequality

Dr. James Piereson, president of the William E. Simon Foundation and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, discusses the recent debate over growing income inequality in the United States. Piereson identifies sluggish economic growth as a more pressing problem than inequality. He offered these comments during a Sept. 30, 2014, Hayek Lecture at Duke University.

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JLF's John Hood assesses the UNC-Chapel Hill athletics scandal

John Locke Foundation President John Hood reacts to UNC-Chapel Hill's athletics scandal, awarding a score of 10 on its significance as a news story. Hood offered these comments during the Oct. 26, 2014, episode of N.C. Spin.

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