Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 24)

  • Is Government Money “Manna from Heaven?”

    On Wednesday, Dr. Roy Cordato, former senior economist at the John Locke Foundation, wrote a research brief questioning the reliability of many economic impact studies. Dr. Cordato writes: Economic impact studies are common. They usually are invoked by government or special interest groups to demonstrate how a particular spending or…
    Brenee Goforth, July 26, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Folwell offers better deal — and new deadline — for hospitals to join State Health Plan project

    This week, State Treasurer Dale Folwell changed the conditions for the State Health Plan, as reported by Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak. Folwell reportedly increased the reimbursement rate for hospitals and shortened the deadline for health care providers to opt into the Clear Pricing Project. Havlak writes: In his latest attempt…
    Brenee Goforth, July 26, 2019
  • Are Charter Schools “Starving” Traditional Public Schools?

    Earlier Today, JLF’s Vice President for Research & Director of Education Studies, Dr. Terry Stoops, published a research brief on the growth of student enrollment in private, charter, and home schooling. In his brief, he exemplifies the misconceptions many people have about school choice with a quote from the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 26, 2019
  • JLF’s Don van der Vaart appointed to N.C. Environmental Management Commission

    The John Locke Foundation’s Don van der Vaart has been appointed to the Environmental Management Commission. The Environmental Management Commission is a 15-member commission responsible for adopting rules for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the state’s air and water resources. The Commission oversees and adopts rules for divisions…
    Brenee Goforth, July 25, 2019
  • Corporate Welfare: Which Way is North Carolina Headed?

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Director of Regulatory Studies, Jon Sanders, published a research brief on Corporate Welfare. His piece establishes the four basic combinations of corporate taxes and corporate handouts (see image). Sanders writes that the most recent debate on corporate welfare in North Carolina has centered around the legislature’s…
    Brenee Goforth, July 25, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Ride-sharing safety bill raises red flags for government overreach

    Carolina Journal reporter Lindsay Marchello has written a piece on the Passenger Protection Act, a bill to regulate ride-sharing services in North Carolina. According to Marchello, the bill comes as a reaction to the murder of a South Carolina woman who mistakenly entered a car she believed to…
    Brenee Goforth, July 24, 2019
  • JLF’s Terry Stoops Appears on Capital Tonight to Comment on Virtual Charter Cap

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops appeared on Capital Tonight to speak about the current bill to raise the enrollment cap for Virtual Charter School, NC Virtual Academy. Among other things, Senate Bill 392 would remove the maximum student enrollment cap for a virtual charter school and…
    Brenee Goforth, July 24, 2019
  • Roberts’ Research Brief: Is Medicaid Properly Helping Those in the Shadows?

    This week, JLF’s Health Care Policy Analyst Jordan Roberts published a research brief. His brief focused on a new study published in the Annals of Health Law and Life Sciences from researchers at Duke University. According to Roberts: Using case studies and statistical analyses, the researchers wanted to answer three questions: How are…
    Brenee Goforth, July 24, 2019