Brenee Goforth


Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 3)

  • CJ Commentary: Slowing the growth of N.C.’s criminal code

    “North Carolina’s criminal code is a muddled, archaic monstrosity,” according to JLF’s Mike Schietzelt. In his recent commentary published in Carolina Journal, Schietzelt observes the current disorganization of North Carolina’s criminal code. Schietzelt writes: And thanks to years of inattention, [criminal] laws are scattered throughout thousands of pages of the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Americans should be skeptical of single-payer promises

    According to JLF’s Jordan Roberts in his most recent piece for Carolina Journal, Americans should be leery of universal health care’s claims. Roberts’ commentary highlights many reasons why universal health care may not be all it’s cracked up to be. One such reason is the overwhelming cost. Roberts details a…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Senate votes to repeal Map Act, bill goes to governor

    “The Map Act’s days may be numbered,” writes Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello in her article on the Map Act and the prospective eminent repeal of it. She reports that the North Carolina Senate unanimously voted June 12 to repeal the Map Act, a law which bars property owners from…
    Brenee Goforth, June 18, 2019
  • The Coastland Times picks up piece by JLF’s Jordan Roberts

    The Coastland Times republished column by JLF’s Jordan Roberts on hospital mergers on Sunday. Roberts writes that these mergers can be bad for patients for two reasons: price and quality. On price, Roberts writes: Numerous studies have shown evidence that when hospitals consolidate, patients pay higher prices for procedures. Naturally,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 18, 2019
  • Licensing Reform Aims To Make It Easier To Find a Job

    Monday, June 17, 2019, Jon Guze, director of legal studies for the John Locke Foundation and Bill Rowe, general counsel and deputy director of advocacy for the progressive N.C. Justice Center, put out the following joint statement: The North Carolina Senate is currently considering a carefully crafted piece of legislation…
    Brenee Goforth, June 17, 2019
  • CJ Reports: S.B. 609 remains focus of N.C. school choice efforts

    Recently, Carolina Journal’s Leonard Robinson III wrote about a school-choice panel hosted by the Cato Institute and the Civitas Institute on June 5. Robinson reported the panel included: Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute Center for Education Freedom; Anna Egalite, an assistant professor at N.C. State University; Sen.
    Brenee Goforth, June 14, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Boosting responsibility by turning off the spigot

    JLF’s Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai wrote an interesting opinion piece in Carolina Journal this week comparing the federal government to enabling parents. Kokai writes: It’s a hard lesson for some parents to learn: Foot the bill every time your adult child runs into financial trouble, and that child…
    Brenee Goforth, June 14, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: New craft beer law could be first of many needed alcohol reforms

    The North Carolina General Assembly is considering multiple bills to reform the state’s outdated alcohol regulations, according a recent column in Carolina Journal by Becki Gray, senior vice president of the John Locke Foundation. Gray mentions about a dozen bills going through the legislature and explains the changes are much-needed:…
    Brenee Goforth, June 14, 2019