Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 2)

  • It’s Time to Reform the N.C. Criminal Code

    This week, JLF’s Mike Schietzelt reported in a research brief on the state of North Carolina’s criminal code. Schietzelt puts forward an ordinance from Lillington, N.C. as an example of the overcomplexity and disorganization of criminal laws in the state. Lillington Ordinance 90.26 reads: 90.26 POSSESSION OF ANIMALS AND STRAYS.
    Brenee Goforth, August 14, 2019
  • Local Doctor Sues the State over “Arcane” CON Laws

    This week, the Winston-Salem Journal published a piece on Dr. Gajendra Singh, a surgeon providing low-cost screenings and health care services. According to the story: [Singh is] suing the state over arcane rules that basically allow it to control the marketplace through a monopoly rather than patients/consumers and old-fashioned competition.
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
  • Becki Gray Discusses Gun Policy with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray went on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center to discuss gun policy and health care. The group discussed the lack of substantive policy conversation around gun policy in the General Assembly. Tiberii…
    Brenee Goforth, August 13, 2019
  • JLF’s Jon Sanders Comments on Film Incentives for Radio Show “Mornings with Joe Catenacci”

    Last week, JLF’s Jon Sanders went on the radio with Joe Catenacci of Wilmington’s Big Talker 106.7 FM to talk about North Carolina’s film incentives. Sanders explains how the incentives work: “It is basically a reimbursement on spending they have done.” “[If they] reach a threshold for qualified spending…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
  • $15/hr. Minimum Wage: What do economists think?

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief focusing on economists’ prevailing views surrounding the minimum wage. Sander’s brief draws on findings from this year’s minimum wage report from the Employment Policies Institute. The report is a survey of 197 economists’ opinions on the impacts of hiking the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Bill designed to help small businesses buy health insurance moves forward

    Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on a legislative push to promote affordable health insurance coverage for small businesses. According to Havlak: Senate Bill 86, which passed Wednesday, Aug. 7, would broaden access to association health plans, allowing small businesses to band together when negotiating with insurers and deciding on…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Hospitals force Folwell to back off State Health Plan reforms

    This week, Julie Havlak reported on the latest update from N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell on the State Health Plan. According to Havlak’s story published in Carolina Journal, Folwell has officially ended his efforts to pull large hospital conglomerates into his Clear Pricing Project: Under the new version of the State…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: On school safety, smarter strategies for preventing harm

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by education writer Kristen Blair. Blair’s piece focused on the upcoming implementation of “Say Something,” a smartphone application that allows students to submit anonymous tips about threats they see on social media or in school. Blair writes: There’s much to applaud about…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019