Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 33)

  • CJ Reports: Stunning veto override could put Medicaid transformation back on track

    Wednesday morning, the N.C. House held a surprise vote and overrode the governor’s veto on the budget. That move, if the Senate follows suit, would provide the funding needed to transition North Carolina’s Medicaid population to managed care. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak explains: House Bill 555, Medicaid Transformation Implementation,…
    Brenee Goforth, September 12, 2019
  • Charter Schools’ Effect on District School Finance and Student Outcomes

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief on a recently released article in the journal Political Economy in the Carolinas by Dr. Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon Academy charter school management organization. According to Dr. Stoops: Root’s article[, “North Carolina District Schools Are…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2019
  • Do Hospital Consolidations Lower Prices? (Spoiler Alert: No.)

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief on hospital consolidation. Recently, the American Hospital Association released a study on hospital consolidation. According to Roberts: The new study builds on a report from 2017 that showed that hospital consolidation decreased costs and increased quality for patients. The researchers used hard data…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2019
  • CJ Reports: On tight timetable, lawmakers make little progress in first day of redistricting meetings

    Monday evening, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on the first day of redistricting since a three-judge panel declared North Carolina’s maps unconstitutional. Lawmakers have very little time to finish the maps – only until Wednesday, September 18. According to Travis: Debate about ground rules stalled progress while Republicans worked…
    Brenee Goforth, September 10, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Insurance premiums could rise if Cooper keeps denying tax credits

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington reported on the continuing controversy surrounding North Carolina’s renewable energy tax credits. Carrington explains the situation: Before January 2016, developers of solar and other renewable energy projects in North Carolina were eligible for a­­­ state tax credit equaling 35% of a project’s cost. Some…
    Brenee Goforth, September 10, 2019
  • Why North Carolina’s Emissions Keep Falling

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders reported on North Carolina’s decreasing emissions. According to Sanders, since 2000, total carbon dioxide emissions have decreased by 37.5%, total sulfur dioxide emissions have decreased by 91.8%, and total nitrogen oxide emissions are down 74.2% (see images). ­Sanders also included per capita…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2019
  • JLF’s Mike Schietzelt Quoted in The Insider on Criminal Code Reform

    JLF’s Mike Schietzelt was quoted in The Insider, a subscription service news/aggregation service published by the News & Observer for influencers in North Carolina. The piece covered the latest criminal recodification reform, Senate Bill 584, which requires rule-making bodies – such as local governments, state agencies, and licensing boards…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2019
  • CJ Reports: UNC Hospitals granted accreditation, but further scrutiny is likely

    Friday, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported an update on UNC Hospitals’ Joint Commission accreditation. Havlak reports: UNC Hospitals is one step closer to regaining its clean reputation, but concerns remain.  After completing follow-up inspections, the Joint Commission lifted its preliminary denial of UNC Hospitals’…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2019