Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 3)

  • CJ Reports: Move to save struggling rural hospitals through loans closer to becoming law

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on an effort by lawmakers to save struggling hospitals in North Carolina. According to Havlak: Senate Bill 681 passed the House, 81-31, Wednesday, Aug. 7, and will return to the Senate for concurrence. Over two years, the bill would give $20 million in…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Gerrymandering for the Salisbury Post

    In his opinion piece published this week in the Salisbury Post, Mitch Kokai discusses the recently concluded arguments for Common Cause v. Lewis. According to Kokai: Judges in the Common Cause v. Lewis election redistricting trial must answer a relatively simple question: Does the N.C. Constitution limit partisan gerrymandering? Kokai explains that neither the arguments…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
  • CJ Reports: North Carolina farmers high on prospects for state’s newest cash crop

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad reported on hemp cultivation in North Carolina. Conrad interviewed one hemp farmer, Shane Whitaker, who characterizes hemp as the new tobacco. Conrad reports: Tobacco has dominated the state’s farms and industries over the past century, but hemp is slowly taking its place. This year,…
    Brenee Goforth, August 8, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Is Cooper’s revenue department rejecting legitimate tax credits?

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington reported on the potential denial of as much as $500 million in renewable energy tax credits to investors. Carrington reports: For two decades, the state has encouraged investments by individuals and businesses in renewable energy partnerships. The most recent version of the incentive gave…
    Brenee Goforth, August 8, 2019
  • CJ Reports: With hospital networks rejecting treasurer’s plan, coverage for state workers remains uncertain

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on the status of North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell’s Clear Pricing Project. Havlak reports that the major hospital conglomerates that have been boycotting the Clear Pricing Project did not meet the deadline on Monday to sign up as network providers. Havlak writes: Without…
    Brenee Goforth, August 8, 2019
  • CJ’s Rick Henderson Comments on Gun Violence and Election Operations for WPTF Radio in the Triangle

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson went on the radio with Tony Riggsbee from WPTF Radio in the Triangle. https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/app/uploads/2019/08/Z-RICK-HENDERSON-720AM.mp3   The two began with a discussion on the General Assembly’s gun violence bills. Specifically, Riggsbee and Henderson discussed House Bill 454, which many Democrats in the legislature…
    Brenee Goforth, August 7, 2019
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai Comments on Budget Impasse for Winston-Salem Journal

    Richard Craver of the Winston-Salem Journal reported a story on the current budget impasse earlier this week. His piece focused on the stalemate between the governor and the legislature. Craver writes: Both sides have tried to put the onus on the other for the impasse that’s delaying, among several things,…
    Brenee Goforth, August 7, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Gerrymandering trial features much ado about the wrong thing

    In his most recent opinion piece for Carolina Journal, Mitch Kokai discusses the recently concluded arguments for Common Cause v. Lewis. According to Kokai: Judges in the Common Cause v. Lewis election redistricting trial must answer a relatively simple question: Does the N.C. Constitution limit partisan gerrymandering? Kokai explains that neither the arguments put…
    Brenee Goforth, August 6, 2019