Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 1)

  • Changing the Rules After the Fact: The ERA

    Last week, Virginia’s General Assembly passed a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution. The legal legitimacy of this move, however, is highly questionable. Under the original text of the amendment, three-fourths of the states would need to ratify the amendment within seven years…
    Brenee Goforth, January 24, 2020
  • Next Shoe Drops In the Leandro Education Finance Case

    On Tuesday, January 21, the parties in the decades-old Leandro lawsuit received a court order from Judge David Lee. Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello explains: Lee issued a 34-page order Tuesday, Jan. 21, during a meeting with the parties in the decades-old case. Leandro, a court battle that started in 1994, cemented the…
    Brenee Goforth, January 23, 2020
  • New CEO Amy O. Cooke Joins the John Locke Foundation

    Today, the John Locke Foundation welcomes a new CEO, Amy O. Cooke. Below is a copy of the press release originally published on the John Locke Foundation website.   John Locke Foundation Begins 2020 With New CEO   Amy O. Cooke, known across the United States for…
    Brenee Goforth, January 23, 2020
  • Becki Gray Discusses Budgets, Medicaid, and Elections with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    JLF’s Becki Gray continues with her regular appearances on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. In her latest appearance, Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the budget impasse, the possibility of Medicaid expansion, and new voting…
    Brenee Goforth, January 22, 2020
  • Could Reference-Based Pricing Decrease Prices in Health Care?

    As of 2018, 55.1 percent of Americans had employer-sponsored coverage. But, even with employers sponsoring such a large portion of American health care, they have surprisingly little influence over the price they pay. This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts wrote a research brief on how reference-based pricing could change the…
    Brenee Goforth, January 22, 2020
  • Manufacturers Alliance Shares JLF Brief on Coal Ash

    This week, the North Carolina Manufacturers Alliance (NCMA) shared a summary of JLF’s Jon Sanders’ research brief on coal ash. The brief goes over how, in 2014, Gov. Roy Cooper argued that ratepayers should not be on the hook for the cost of coal ash cleanups around the state,…
    Brenee Goforth, January 22, 2020
  • Gov. Cooper Hands Out $146 Million to Individual Corporations While Rejecting Tax Cuts

    When Gov. Cooper vetoed the bipartisan state budget last year, one of the reasons he cited was the corporate tax break it included. Cooper is clearly not opposed to all corporate tax breaks, however, as JLF’s Jon Sanders illustrates in this week’s research brief chronicling the governor’s announcements over…
    Brenee Goforth, January 21, 2020
  • New Rule Allows Dental Hygienists to “Fill the Gaps” in Oral Care

    On Thursday, January 16, the N.C. Rules Review Commission announced that dental hygienists in high-need areas will be allowed to treat patients without direct supervision. This is a step forward for dental care in the rural parts of North Carolina. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak explains: North Carolina’s rural communities are…
    Brenee Goforth, January 20, 2020