Mitch Kokai

Mitch Kokai joined the John Locke Foundation in 2005 after spending more than four years as chief state government reporter for News 14 Carolina. The Columbus, Ohio native also has extensive experience in radio news. He is a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill.

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SCIF scuffle highlights different priorities for taxes, spending

When defending their pay-as-you-go statewide school construction plan, Republican legislators sometimes appear perplexed. Why don’t their critics like a plan that...


Placing the ‘national average’ debate in context

Much of the recent discussion about public school teacher pay in North Carolina has focused on the “national average.” To...