Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 39)

  • Happy Birthday John Locke!

    We here at the John Locke Foundation would like to wish our namesake historical figure, John Locke a happy 387th birthday!   John Locke was a 17th-century English political philosopher. He was an intellectual titan, one whose thoughts and ideas can be found throughout our country’s earliest political documents, including…
    Brenee Goforth, August 29, 2019
  • CJ Reports: UNC Hospitals expects to regain accreditation even though agency cited 44 issues

    Wednesday, Julie Havlak reported in Carolina Journal on the developing story on UNC accreditation denial and probation. According to Havlak: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations made its report on UNC Hospitals public Wednesday, Aug. 28, citing a laundry list of 44 performance issues that cost UNC its clean…
    Brenee Goforth, August 29, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Transparency essential to health reform

    This week, syndicated columnist John Hood published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal on transparency in health care. According to Hood: When State Treasurer Dale Folwell took office in early 2017, he found North Carolina’s State Health Plan to be in even worse shape than he originally thought. Costs were…
    Brenee Goforth, August 29, 2019
  • Lottery Sales Hinge on Economic Desperation

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on the North Carolina Education Lottery. According to Sanders, his results are very familiar: In a 2007 Spotlight report, Joe Coletti showed that high property taxes, unemployment, and poverty rates are “the best guides to a county’s lottery sales per adult.” In…
    Brenee Goforth, August 28, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Two justices most likely to break from N.C. Supreme Court majority

    This week, senior political analyst Mitch Kokai published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal on the breakdown of North Carolina’s Supreme Court justices’ decision records. Kokai writes: You might expect a state Supreme Court with six Democrats and one Republican to end up with a lot of 6-1 decisions with…
    Brenee Goforth, August 28, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Colorado court ruling on faithless electors could have ramifications for N.C.

    This week, Carolina Journal reporter Lindsay Marchello reported on a recent federal court ruling which could have implications for elections across the nation. Marchello writes: On Aug. 20, a three-judge panel on the federal appellate court ruled 2-1 against the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office in a case involving faithless…
    Brenee Goforth, August 27, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Cooper allows Association Health Plan law, cheering small business owners

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on the Association Health Plan bill that recently became law. Havlak reports: The new law will allow small businesses to cluster under Association Health Plans when bargaining with health insurers over their premiums. Small businesses could save from $8,700…
    Brenee Goforth, August 27, 2019
  • Alaska’s State Budget Woes Are a Teachable Moment

    On Friday, JLF’s Joe Coletti published a research brief on where Alaska’s budget currently stands. According to Coletti: Alaska’s disastrous expectations of a return to high oil prices in recent years left the state making regular withdrawals (totaling $16 billion since 2014) from its savings reserve and since 2016 cutting…
    Brenee Goforth, August 26, 2019