Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 1)

  • ICYMI: Governor Cooper’s State of the State Recap

    On Monday, April 26, Governor Roy Cooper gave his biennial State of the State address at the General Assembly. If you would like to watch the full broadcast, below is an embed of the live stream from PBS North Carolina. You can also read the full prepared…
    Brenee Goforth, April 27, 2021
  • Cooper Wants to Eliminate Scholarship for Low-Income Children

    Dem. Governor Roy Cooper announced his budget proposal today for the next biennium. His proposed budget ends the NC Opportunity Scholarship Program, a popular scholarship for low-income, disproportionately minority, students to attend a K-12 school of their parent’s choice. The Opportunity Scholarship program is a popular program with NC voters.
    Brenee Goforth, March 24, 2021
  • Cheri Beasley Reportedly Running for Senate

    The News & Observer reported today that former Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court Cheri Beasley will likely be running for the Richard Burr’s Senate seat. Richard Burr will not be running for election, which will leave his seat up for grabs in 2022. the N&O‘s Brian Murphy reports:…
    Brenee Goforth, March 18, 2021
  • LIVE Hearing on Emergency Powers Act

    The NC House Judiciary Committee has H264: The Emergency Powers Accountability Act on the agenda today. WATCH the live hearing beginning at 3:00 PM. Learn more about the Emergency Powers Accountability act from Carolina Journal‘s Ray Nothstine in the video below:  …
    Brenee Goforth, March 16, 2021
  • NC Announces School Reopening Deal

    At a Wednesday, March 10th press conference, Gov. Roy Cooper, Senate Leader Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt announced a deal for reopening schools across North Carolina. Watch the recorded press conference from WRAL below. The new plan means…
    Brenee Goforth, March 10, 2021
  • NC State Fair will Return in 2021

    North Carolina’s largest agriculture celebration, the N.C. State Fair was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus. Thankfully for fans of the popular event, State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler announced Wednesday, February 24, that the show will go on, and the fair will take place October 14-24. Troxler boasted plans…
    Brenee Goforth, February 24, 2021
  • More North Carolinians Want A Vaccine

    Vaccination is one of America’s strongest tools for dealing with COVID-19, but getting people vaccinated requires two things: (1) enough vaccines and (2) enough people willing to be vaccinated. North Carolina has difficulties on both fronts. As for supplying vaccines, North Carolina is only 24th in the nation for…
    Brenee Goforth, February 10, 2021
  • 1 out of 5 Students Not Regularly Attending Virtual Class

    In the fall, many K-12 school districts made the difficult decision to move instruction online. Many schools are continuing a fully or partially online curriculum into the spring semester, which could further worsen the learning loss many students have faced. As Julie Havlak writes this week for Carolina Journal: Remote…
    Brenee Goforth, January 6, 2021