Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 10)

  • CJ Reports: Insurance premiums could rise if Cooper keeps denying tax credits

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington reported on the continuing controversy surrounding North Carolina’s renewable energy tax credits. Carrington explains the situation: Before January 2016, developers of solar and other renewable energy projects in North Carolina were eligible for a­­­ state tax credit equaling 35% of a project’s cost. Some…
    Brenee Goforth, September 10, 2019
  • Why North Carolina’s Emissions Keep Falling

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders reported on North Carolina’s decreasing emissions. According to Sanders, since 2000, total carbon dioxide emissions have decreased by 37.5%, total sulfur dioxide emissions have decreased by 91.8%, and total nitrogen oxide emissions are down 74.2% (see images). ­Sanders also included per capita…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2019
  • JLF’s Mike Schietzelt Quoted in The Insider on Criminal Code Reform

    JLF’s Mike Schietzelt was quoted in The Insider, a subscription service news/aggregation service published by the News & Observer for influencers in North Carolina. The piece covered the latest criminal recodification reform, Senate Bill 584, which requires rule-making bodies – such as local governments, state agencies, and licensing boards…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2019
  • CJ Reports: UNC Hospitals granted accreditation, but further scrutiny is likely

    Friday, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported an update on UNC Hospitals’ Joint Commission accreditation. Havlak reports: UNC Hospitals is one step closer to regaining its clean reputation, but concerns remain.  After completing follow-up inspections, the Joint Commission lifted its preliminary denial of UNC Hospitals’…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2019
  • Dr. Stoops’ Annual Overview of Public School Accountability Results

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief that delves into recently released N.C. public school data. According to Stoops: The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the 2018-19 state accountability results this week.  The release included end-of-grade and end-of-course test results, growth (or value-added) scores, school performance grades,…
    Brenee Goforth, September 6, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Redistricting decision won’t prevent future gerrymandering disputes, experts say

    A North Carolina court recently struck down the state’s highly partisan House and Senate election maps, but according to the latest article by Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis, the court’s ruling may not keep gerrymandering at bay. At least not for long. Travis writes: Tuesday, Sept. 3, a three-judge Superior Court…
    Brenee Goforth, September 5, 2019
  • Natural Disaster Victims Seeking Shelter Will Find Fewer Options In Raleigh Next Year

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on Raleigh’s most recent restrictions on temporary rental in the city. According to Sanders: WTVD reports on a market innovation filling an obvious need during a natural emergency: where can thousands of temporarily displaced families find places to stay? In steps Airbnb…
    Brenee Goforth, September 5, 2019
  • Trump Administration Expands Health Savings Accounts

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief on a huge potential change in health care. According to Roberts: President Trump signed the Executive Order on Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First in late June of this year.  It allows a patient to use…
    Brenee Goforth, September 4, 2019