Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 4)

  • DHHS Won’t Share COVID-19 Data, But Here Is What We Do Have

    North Carolina has been under a government-mandated shutdown for weeks – a shutdown that the government has justified with data that were riddled with errors and mispredictions. In his research brief this week, JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart explains the issues with the data, the lack of government transparency,…
    Brenee Goforth, May 29, 2020
  • Health Insurance After COVID-19

    Millions of people are out of work in America. Thanks to the coronavirus and the economic turmoil that followed, many North Carolinians have not only lost their jobs but also their employer-sponsored health insurance. The significant impacts of these past few months on the insurance market are the subject of…
    Brenee Goforth, May 29, 2020
  • Public Transportation and COVID-19

    An MIT study on the factors that contributed to the transmission of COVID-19 has gotten a lot of traction recently. Dominic Coletti, research intern at the John Locke Foundation, wrote a research brief this week examining the report and explaining what it could mean for North Carolina. Coletti writes: A…
    Brenee Goforth, May 28, 2020
  • Economic Decline: Result of the Pandemic or Public Policy?

    Syndicated Columnist John Hood wrote an opinion piece in the Carolina Journal this week about Coronavirus response and business. In his piece, Hood parses out how much of the decrease in local economies is the result of public policy, rather than the Coronavirus. Hood writes: Over the first two months…
    Brenee Goforth, May 28, 2020
  • Charlotte Could Lose the RNC in August

    The Republican National Convention (RNC) is currently on the books to be held in Charlotte, North Carolina in August. However, recent events have brought those plans into question. On Memorial Day, President Donald Trump tweeted out a string of tweets criticizing Gov. Roy Cooper’s “shutdown mood,” which could keep…
    Brenee Goforth, May 27, 2020
  • Becki Gray Discusses ‘Phase Two’ and the General Assembly with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Once again, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio with WUNC Politics host Jeff Tiberii. Joining Gray and Tiberii was Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center. Together, the three discussed phase two of reopening, the General Assembly’s remote session, and the chemical manufacturer Chemours’…
    Brenee Goforth, May 27, 2020
  • It’s Time for a Carolina Rebound

    On Friday, May 22, The John Locke Foundation released its public policy guide for recovering from the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. The policy guide focusses on four primary areas of concern: fiscal, health care, education, and regulatory policies. In the introduction, written by our CEO Amy O. Cooke, she…
    Brenee Goforth, May 26, 2020
  • Checks and Balances Must Be Respected Even in Emergencies

    Everyone in North Carolina is familiar with the executive orders Gov. Roy Cooper has been issuing to address the coronavirus outbreak. In the executive order he announced on Wednesday, he announced that restaurants and other businesses would be allowed to reopen at limited capacity. However, as our JLF’s Jon…
    Brenee Goforth, May 22, 2020