Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 3)

  • 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
  • How Fiscal Restraint Protected NC Government from Layoffs

    For almost a decade, North Carolina has benefited from the fiscal conservatism of our General Assembly. This conservatism has allowed North Carolina to avoid many of the tough decisions other states have had to make during the COVID-19 economic downturn, like increased borrowing and government layoffs. In his research…
    Brenee Goforth, November 10, 2020
  • Can Context Breed More Compassion During the COVID Ourbreak?

    For weeks now, the John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders has been publishing what he calls the “NC Threat-Free Index.” It is a collection of COVID-19 data that puts the numbers into context – not just reporting how many people have contracted the coronavirus, but how many people have recovered, how…
    Brenee Goforth, November 6, 2020