Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 33)

  • JLF Researcher’s Report on Nebraska’s Need for REINS Act Gains Traction

    This month, the Platte Institute published a report written by JLF’s Jon Sanders. The report is on a potential REINS act in Nebraska; REINS is an acronym for Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny. The report defines the function of REINS like this: Under REINS, economic cost…
    Brenee Goforth, June 10, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Average teacher pay number comes under attack

    Recently, senior political analyst Mitch Kokai published a commentary piece in Carolina Journal on teacher pay. Specifically, his article is about the criticisms of the statistical average of NC teacher pay made by many protesters in the May 1 teacher union march in Raleigh. Kokai explains their issue with…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019
  • CJ Reports: U.S.-trained foreign docs could fill family practice needs, but government stands in the way

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported on the lack of available residencies for graduating medical students. As he writes, nowhere is this felt more than in international medical schools. The article reads: Fred Jacobs, executive vice president at St. George’s University in the West Indies nation of Grenada,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019
  • Dental Therapy Spotlight

    Earlier this week, North Carolina Health News reported on Christy Jo Fogarty’s speech at the John Locke Foundation’s 2019 Dental Therapy Luncheon. Christy Jo Fogarty is the country’s first advanced dental therapist. The story highlights Fogarty’s story and her main points on how dental therapists can drastically increase…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019
  • CJ Reports: School choice needs bipartisan voices to grow, panelists say

    Earlier this week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on a school choice panel and on panelist Joel Ford’s change of heart on the matter of school choice. Marchello reported: Former Democratic Sen. Joel Ford used to be a critic of school choice, but his experiences as a father changed…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Folwell says not involved in Vidant-UNC dispute, but still at odds with Vidant CEO over State Health Plan reforms

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s involvement in the Vidant-UNC controversy. According to Way: [Folwell] isn’t involved in the current battle between the hospital chain and the UNC Board of Governors over control of Vidant Medical Center. While the Treasurer is not involved…
    Brenee Goforth, June 6, 2019
  • CJ Reports: N.C. dodges a public-transit bullet

    Earlier this week, Carolina Journal’s Leonard Robinson reported on the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Project that was unanimously voted down this past April. His reporting showed how this rejection of the proposed project is a reflection of how commuters realistically prefer to travel in North Carolina. According to…
    Brenee Goforth, June 6, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Don’t play favorites with business taxes

    Syndicated columnist John Hood published a piece in Carolina Journal on targeted tax relief. Targeted tax relief works by – instead of lowering the general tax rates for all– offering certain companies or industries tax breaks and incentives. North Carolina has a history of supporting this system, as John…
    Brenee Goforth, June 5, 2019