Brenee Goforth


Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 1)

  • CJ Reports: Raleigh attorneys offer quality legal services to poor from RV

    Seventy percent of North Carolina households have civil legal needs, and according to a recent story in Carolina Journal by reporter Leonard Robinson III, 80 percent of the civil legal needs for low-income populations go unmet. This lack of services means that low-income persons can often go without any…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
  • Becki Gray On “After Spin”: What Do We With Toxic Materials In Solar Panels?

    “This is an impending crisis. This could be the next coal ash pollution problem.” Becki Gray recently made this comment on NC SPIN’s online series “After SPIN.” The potential crisis Gray is the looming environmental issue of solar panel disposal. Solar panels contain toxic materials, and experts estimate the lifespan…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Senate legislation would make it easier to sue Big Tech over political bias

    According to a recent article in Carolina Journal by Lindsay Marchello, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, has introduced legislation that would make it easier for consumers to sue big tech companies such as Facebook or Twitter for showing overt political bias by removing automatic protections tech companies have under Section…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
  • JLF’s Donald van der Vaart Comments to Southern Farm Network on Controversial NC Livestock Regulations

    Thursday, June 20, JLF Senior Fellow and former Secretary for the N. C. Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Dr. Donald van der Vaart was featured on Southern Farm Network’s website commenting on the new regulations from the DEQ on livestock farmers. The regulations set by the DEQ impose a number…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Avoiding top-down approach to disadvantaged districts

    Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai has written a commentary published in Carolina Journal on the discussion surrounding a recent report from the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division. The report centers on student performance in school districts it labels “predominantly disadvantaged” (see image). Kokai explains: Evaluators identified 1,988 school districts…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2019
  • Let North Carolinians Get to Work!

    Getting an occupational license can be time-consuming and expensive. For instance, becoming a barber in North Carolina takes approximately 722 days (comprised of 1,528 hours of schooling, one year of experience and three exams), thousands of dollars in schooling and hundreds more in fees. And, according to JLF’s Jon…
    Brenee Goforth, June 21, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Public Policy Polling finds N.C. closely divided on Trump, Cooper re-election

    Public Policy Polling released a new poll centering around the 2020 elections, according to Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello. Lindsay writes: PPP, which has Democratic clients, surveyed 610 registered voters on June 17 and June 18. The margin of error is plus or minus 4%. The survey was a mixed…
    Brenee Goforth, June 21, 2019
  • Kokai Comments on Beer and Wine at UNC System Sporting Events

    This week, Winston-Salem Journal reported on the current bipartisan measure to allow for beer and alcohol sales at state university sporting events. The article reports the legislation, House Bill 389, would: expand alcohol sales and consumption to all campus stadiums, arenas and athletics facilities. It does not apply to…
    Brenee Goforth, June 21, 2019