Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 4)

  • How Fiscal Restraint Protected NC Government from Layoffs

    For almost a decade, North Carolina has benefited from the fiscal conservatism of our General Assembly. This conservatism has allowed North Carolina to avoid many of the tough decisions other states have had to make during the COVID-19 economic downturn, like increased borrowing and government layoffs. In his research…
    Brenee Goforth, November 10, 2020
  • Can Context Breed More Compassion During the COVID Ourbreak?

    For weeks now, the John Locke Foundation’s Jon Sanders has been publishing what he calls the “NC Threat-Free Index.” It is a collection of COVID-19 data that puts the numbers into context – not just reporting how many people have contracted the coronavirus, but how many people have recovered, how…
    Brenee Goforth, November 6, 2020
  • 2020 Election Ripe With Confusion & Contradictory Election Rules

    This year’s election cycle has been like no other. Polling places are socially distanced, an unprecedented number of absentee ballots have been submitted, and hundreds of lawsuits have been filed. One constant fixture of the 2020 elections in North Carolina has been frequent so-called “numbered memos” from the state Board…
    Brenee Goforth, November 3, 2020
  • Anybody’s Game: NC’s Elections Are Tight

    As North Carolina continues an election cycle, it is becoming more and more clear just how competitive the 2020 races are in the state. According to the latest polling from the Civitas Institute, Joe Biden holds only a slim margin over President Donald Trump. Carolina Journal reports: A…
    Brenee Goforth, October 30, 2020
  • 90 Percent of Positive COVID-19 Tests Could Be Inactive

    North Carolina’s positive cases of COVID-19 might be misleading, according to a recent article from WRAL. After the John Locke Foundation’s Director of Regulatory Studies, Jon Sanders, sounded the alarm about North Carolina’s polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at the beginning of the month, the attention PCR testing…
    Brenee Goforth, October 29, 2020
  • Where’d the Kids Go? Declines in District School Enrollment

    COVID-19 has had a serious impact on schools across the state. All but two public district schools in North Carolina saw enrollment decreases for the first month of the 2020-2021 school year compared to 2019-2020. JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes: The median decrease in first-month average daily membership across all…
    Brenee Goforth, October 28, 2020
  • Election Confusion: Changing the Rules Midway

    North Carolina is in the middle of an election that has been characterized by fear and confusion. One major source of the confusion for voters is guidance given by the state Board of Elections after voting had already begun which changed rules for absentee ballots. This guidance was the…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2020
  • DHHS’s Own Data Don’t Support Its Mask Mandate

    On June 24, Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statewide mask mandate. North Carolinians have been bound to this mandate for over 100 days but never truly got a clear answer on the state’s evidence for such an order. Recently, Dr. S. Stanley Young, an EPA Scientific Advisory Board…
    Brenee Goforth, October 16, 2020