Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 2)

  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Much Lower Than Anticipated

    Coronavirus hospitalizations have again been making headlines across North Carolina. As JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his recent research brief: Last week, as North Carolina set a now-eclipsed record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, N.C. Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mandy Cohen told NPR that “we are concerned” and raised…
    Brenee Goforth, June 22, 2020
  • The Difficulty of Social Distancing in Schools

    Decisions about what school will look like in the fall are coming up fast. Gov. Roy Cooper and the Secretary of the NC. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Mandy Cohen, are set to announce their back-to-school outline on July 1. Cooper and Cohen will make a decision between…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2020
  • Barber Licensure’s Role in Deterring Black Entrepreneurship

    Occupational licensure is something that presents a barrier to entry for many professions. Those barriers fall hardest at the feet of minority citizens in America. Take the history of licensure for just one profession: barbers. JLF’s Jon Sanders quotes Timothy J. Sandefur on the subject in his recent…
    Brenee Goforth, June 18, 2020
  • Some Teachers Won’t Work Without Face Mask Requirements

    How and whether students will be going back in the fall is on the mind of every parent, student, teacher, and administrator right now. For children who return to school in person this August, things are likely to look very different. Along with learning how to stand in line and…
    Brenee Goforth, June 17, 2020
  • State Spending Cuts: Too Little Too Late

    North Carolina state revenues have taken a major hit since the Coronavirus outbreak began. Between March and the end of June, the state has lost $1.6 billion in revenue according to JLF’s Joe Coletti in a recent research brief. Despite the obvious problem this poses for the N.C. budget,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 16, 2020
  • Is Defunding the Police a Good Idea?

    Calls for defunding the police have been heard across the country this month, but there is a body of research that calls defunding into question. In his recent research brief on the subject, JLF’s Jon Guze explains why defunding the police may not be such a good idea. Guze writes:…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2020
  • What Is “Guidance? Nothing More Than A Rule In Disguise

    You may remember from School House Rock that the way an idea becomes a law is it is introduced to the legislature as a bill and passed through the legislative process. Unfortunately, that process has become muddled throughout the years, as Jon Sanders explains in his latest research brief.
    Brenee Goforth, June 11, 2020
  • Attacks on Donor Privacy Recognized

    The John Locke Foundation recently published a report by Jon Guze, JLF’s Director of Legal Studies. The report focuses on threats to nonprofit donor privacy and the importance of defending it. In his report, Guze writes: Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to assemble, and the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 11, 2020