Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 4)

  • How To Aid Economy During Coronavirus: Pass The Budget

    On Tuesday, March 10, Gov. Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency for the state of North Carolina. At the time, there had been seven confirmed instances of the Coronavirus. As of the time of this writing, there are fourteen presumed cases in the state. Declaring a…
    Brenee Goforth, March 13, 2020
  • The Pitfalls Of America’s Health Insurance Situation And One Alternative

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts wrote a research brief that provides an alternative to the current health insurance status quo. This alternative has the potential to protect those with preexisting conditions, increase wages, and end America’s “job lock” phenomenon. Roberts explains: Preexisting conditions are defined as a health problem that…
    Brenee Goforth, March 12, 2020
  • N.C. Dropout Rates at 12-Year Low

    Recently, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released the 2018-2019 Consolidated Data Report which includes metrics like public school suspensions, expulsions, and dropout rates. This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops examined the report in his Monday research brief: Although geographic and demographic disparities exist, the news was overwhelmingly…
    Brenee Goforth, March 11, 2020
  • Governor Cooper Declares Coronavirus State of Emergency

    On Tuesday, March 10, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency due to the concern over novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Thirteen other states declared a state of emergency prior to Cooper’s announcement. As of the announcement, seven people in North Carolina tested positive for Coronavirus. The…
    Brenee Goforth, March 10, 2020
  • Should We Stop Having Sales Tax Referendums During Primary Elections?

    Last week, eight counties across North Carolina voted on whether to raise sales taxes by a quarter-cent. According to a story written by Kari Travis in Carolina Journal: Voters in Bertie, Chatham, Forsyth, and Madison counties said “yes” to tax hikes. Voters in Alamance, Stokes, Washington, and Wayne counties said…
    Brenee Goforth, March 9, 2020
  • Managed Care Postponed Indefinitely: Budget Overflow Possible

    It has been over eight months since Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the General Assembly’s biennium state budget. This veto has left funding for many programs tied up for months on end. One such program is North Carolina’s transition to Medicaid managed care. As our Joe Coletti writes in his…
    Brenee Goforth, March 6, 2020
  • SPN Interviews Locke Foundation CEO Amy Oliver Cooke

    At the beginning of the year, the John Locke Foundation welcomed our new CEO, Amy Oliver Cooke. Recently, the State Policy Network (SPN) published a get-to-know-you interview with Cooke. Among the interview questions are: Why did you want to work for the John Locke Foundation? What are you most excited…
    Brenee Goforth, March 5, 2020
  • The Race For Superintendent Is On

    Super Tuesday marked the end of primary season in North Carolina. With the decisions made on who the parties will run for each office, the real race can begin. One race North Carolinians might want to keep their eye on is the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction. JLF’s Dr.
    Brenee Goforth, March 5, 2020