Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 1)

  • North Carolina as a Peacemaker at the Constitutional Convention

    It’s Constitution Week! This week we are celebrating the signing of the U.S. Constitution, our nation’s governing document. Each day, you will find a blog about constitutions in America. These blogs serve to educate on the thing that has historically defined government in the United States – the rule of…
    Brenee Goforth, September 18, 2019
  • What the Constitution Could Look Like: Amendments That Were Never Ratified

    It’s Constitution Week! This week we are celebrating the signing of the U.S. Constitution, our nation’s governing document. Each day, you will find a blog about constitutions in America. These blogs serve to educate on the thing that has historically defined government in the United States – the rule of…
    Brenee Goforth, September 17, 2019
  • Becki Gray Comments on ABC Privatization on After Spin!

    This week, an installment of NCSPIN’s “After SPIN!” featured JLF’s Becki Gray. Becki spoke with the show’s host, Tom Campbell, and president of Raleigh-based consulting firm Campaign Connections, Brad Crone, about the potential privatization of North Carolina’s alcohol sales. Gray was clearly in favor of privatization, commenting to Campbell: “I…
    Brenee Goforth, September 13, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Opioid maker reaches tentative settlement, but fight far from over

    This week, JLF’s Julie Havlak reported on Purdue Pharma’s potential settlement with more than 2,000 local governments, tribes, and states over the company’s promotion of its product Oxycontin, heavily connected to the opioid crisis. Havlak explains the settlement: Purdue Pharma is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and, under…
    Brenee Goforth, September 13, 2019
  • Taking More Federal Funds Could Mean Losing the Freedom to Determine N.C.’s Future

    This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti published a research brief on the dwindling ability of government decision-makers to choose the direction in which their state will go. Coletti writes: Governors and state legislators have given away much of their ability to make policy over the last 30 years. Even as state…
    Brenee Goforth, September 13, 2019
  • JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops Quoted in Asheville Citizen-Times on School Performance and Household Income

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops was quoted in an article published by Asheville Citizen-Times. The article centered on the recently released 2018-19 School Performance Grades and their relationship with student household income. The article’s author, Brian Gordon, noted the contrast in poverty rates within Buncombe County’s highest-performing…
    Brenee Goforth, September 12, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Stunning veto override could put Medicaid transformation back on track

    Wednesday morning, the N.C. House held a surprise vote and overrode the governor’s veto on the budget. That move, if the Senate follows suit, would provide the funding needed to transition North Carolina’s Medicaid population to managed care. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak explains: House Bill 555, Medicaid Transformation Implementation,…
    Brenee Goforth, September 12, 2019
  • Charter Schools’ Effect on District School Finance and Student Outcomes

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief on a recently released article in the journal Political Economy in the Carolinas by Dr. Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon Academy charter school management organization. According to Dr. Stoops: Root’s article[, “North Carolina District Schools Are…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2019