Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 1)

  • The Debate Over Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools in Criminal Justice Reform

    This week, JLF’s Jon Guze published a research brief on the criminal risk assessment tools many judges and magistrates use to aid in their pretrial bail decisions. In North Carolina, as in many states, judges and magistrates must decide whether or not to release someone until their trial, set bail,…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: N.C. sells liquor through 170 independent, political boards: What could go wrong?

    On Friday, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s government-run liquor business. Trump explains Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, has sponsored legislation in the General Assembly that would alter the state’s monopoly on liquor sales. According to Trump: House Bill 971, which McGrady sponsored, languished in the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019
  • JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops Discusses Education Week piece on Wake County School Integration on WPTF Radio

    Dr. Terry Stoops on WPTF Radio Earlier this week, Dr. Terry Stoops, Vice President for Research & Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation, went on WPTF Radio to discuss the recent Education Week piece on integration in Wake County schools. Dr. Stoops spoke to the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 16, 2019
  • How Much Will Families Spend on School Supplies in 2019?

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief examining how much American households will spend on back-to-school shopping this year. Dr. Stoops writes: According to the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) survey, families with elementary, middle, and high school children will spend $26.2 billion or an average of…
    Brenee Goforth, August 16, 2019
  • CJ’s Rick Henderson Discusses Voting Machine Controversy on NC SPIN with Tom Campbell

    On last week’s episode of NC SPIN, Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson discussed the voting machine controversy with host Tom Campbell. When Campbell asked Henderson what all the indecision is about, Henderson responded: Technology has gotten a lot better over the years. It was the scanning technology of 20 years ago…
    Brenee Goforth, August 16, 2019
  • JLF’s Jordan Roberts Offers Five Ways to Lower Health Care Costs in the Fayetteville Observer

    Last week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published an opinion piece in the Fayetteville Observer on methods to lower the cost of health care. According to Roberts, health care expenditures have gotten out-of-hand: Inflation-adjusted national health expenditures per person were $2,848 in 1980. In 2017, Americans paid $10,379 per person in health…
    Brenee Goforth, August 15, 2019
  • North Carolina Has a Surplus. How Did That Happen?

    This week, JLF’s Joseph Coletti published a research brief on the possibility of a taxpayer refund in North Carolina. North Carolina has $2.7 billion in unappropriated cash balances and excess projected revenue, and some lawmakers in the state are considering what to do with that money. According to Coletti: With…
    Brenee Goforth, August 15, 2019
  • JLF’s Terry Stoops Quoted in Education Week Article on Concerns About Racial and Socio-Economic Diversity in Wake County Schools

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops was quoted by Education Week in an article focused on the racial and socio-economic imbalances between schools in the Wake County public school district. According to the reporter, Christina Samuels: 10 years ago, voters [in Wake County] who were angered by frequent school reassignments…
    Brenee Goforth, August 14, 2019