Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 4)

  • Cato Institute Promotes Mitch Kokai’s Article on Overlawyered Website

    This week, the Cato Institute promoted an opinion piece on gerrymandering by JLF’s Mitch Kokai on its Overlawyered website, which focuses on the high costs of America’s legal system. Kokai’s article focuses on a report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. The report’s author, Charles Blahous, argues…
    Brenee Goforth, December 18, 2019
  • Letter to Lottery Commission: Say No to Online Scratch-Off

    Friday, December 13, John Locke Foundation Senior Vice President Becki Gray sent a letter to the Chairman of the NC Lottery Commission, Courtney Crowder, concerning a proposal for online scratch-offs. The letter contains John Locke Foundation research that shows counties with the highest lottery ticket sales per adult also tend…
    Brenee Goforth, December 13, 2019
  • Will Court Overstep Into Budget-Making?

    The John Locke Foundation continued its coverage of the recently released WestEd report this week with a research brief co-written by JLF’s Senior Fellow, Joe Coletti, and JLF’s Director of Education Studies, Dr. Terry Stoops. The brief explains: The consultants recommend spending $8 billion over eight years and up to…
    Brenee Goforth, December 13, 2019
  • Energy Bills Could Go Down As Government Mandate Relaxes

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders wrote a research brief on the pending changes to the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA). According to Sanders: It’s is the law that requires electric utilities to buy any and all power produced from a qualifying renewable energy facility at a price…
    Brenee Goforth, December 12, 2019
  • Finally! The Results of the WestEd Report

    On Tuesday, the contents of the highly anticipated WestEd report were released. The report was commissioned in 2017 by both the plaintiffs and defendants of the long-running Leandro lawsuit. The report contained dozens of recommendations, but here are the highlights listed in the research brief on the subject, authored…
    Brenee Goforth, December 11, 2019
  • JLF’s Terry Stoops responds to long-awaited school funding report

    On December 10, 2019, the long-awaited West Ed report was released. Below is JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops’ initial comments on the matter.…
    Brenee Goforth, December 11, 2019
  • Becki Gray Discusses Medicaid, Elections, and Pipelines with WUNC’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki joined Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. In the episode, Tiberii asked his guests about the governor’s veto of the mini-budget that would have funded the transition of…
    Brenee Goforth, December 10, 2019
  • Becki Gray’s Legislative Session Review

    In her review of this legislative session, JLF’s Becki Gray had three main takeaways. First, politics was on display: Gray writes: The governor’s folks respond to efforts to raise teacher pay with “is that a joke?” They call the legislature kidnappers. The legislature makes allegations the governor has committed crimes. Arm–twisting…
    Brenee Goforth, December 10, 2019