Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 3)

  • NC Governor Cooper Tightens Mask Mandate

    North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today that he is extending his executive mask mandate. The mandate requires people to wear masks in any public indoor space even when maintaining 6 feet of distance, including: wearing masks in gyms when exercising, schools (both public and private), and public or…
    Brenee Goforth, November 23, 2020
  • NC Democrat Judicial Candidate Disqualified After Admitting He Violated the Law

    About a month ago, Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington published an investigative report on the resident status of a Democrat judicial candidate, Tim Gunther. Carrington uncovered that the house Gunther was not living in the home claimed as his residence in Wake County. Yesterday, the Wake County Board of Elections…
    Brenee Goforth, November 20, 2020
  • Gov. Cooper: Shut Down Small Businesses, Shell Out Half Billion to Mega Corporations

    Thousands of businesses across North Carolina have closed their doors with no hope of returning, even after the COVID-19 pandemic is over. According to a recent research brief by the John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders, roughly 4,000 businesses in North Carolina have closed since March, and most of them will…
    Brenee Goforth, November 18, 2020
  • NC Election Outcomes: Tight Races and Divided Government

    This year’s election had record voter turnout. With more people casting ballots than in any other year in recent memory, more North Carolinians voiced their opinions at the ballot box. North Carolina is a unique state, being much more comfortable with divided government than other states. As reporters Martha Quillin…
    Brenee Goforth, November 13, 2020
  • School Reopenings Not Driving Large COVID Case Numbers

    One of the most contentious issues in the recent North Carolina state superintendent race was whether or not to allow schools to reopen across the state. North Carolinians seemingly voiced their preference for reopening schools when they elected Republican candidate Catherine Truitt. In his research brief this week, Dr. Terry…
    Brenee Goforth, November 12, 2020
  • Court Packing: A Bad Idea Then, A Bad Idea Now

    Democrats have again secured a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, and with Joe Biden being the likely next president of the United States, Democrat lawmakers have an ally in the White House. The majority party in the Senate will not be settled until after the runoff election in…
    Brenee Goforth, November 11, 2020
  • Local Governments Want More Federal Stimulus, Will They Get It?

    The United States recently experienced an uptick in the number of COVID-19 cases. This, coupled with former Vice President Biden’s presumed election victory, has many people pondering about the possibility of additional federal stimulus to state and local governments. This week, Alan Greenblatt wrote about the issue for Governing.
    Brenee Goforth, November 11, 2020
  • SCOTUS Hears Obamacare Case Today, Could End Individual Mandate

    Oral arguments in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lawsuit, California v. Texas, begin in the Supreme Court today and are live as of this posting (listen to the live argument here). In this month’s print edition of Carolina Journal, the John Locke Foundation’s Jordan Roberts makes the observation that,…
    Brenee Goforth, November 10, 2020