Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 5)

  • 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
  • CJ Reports: Legislature’s piecemeal budget plan could put governor on defense

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad wrote an article on the current budget impasse in North Carolina. According to Conrad: Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper insists Medicaid expansion be included in the General Fund budget, and the Republican-dominated General Assembly unequivocally refuses. Lawmakers passed a budget bill and sent to it the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 23, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: We deserve representation over blind political allegiance

    This week, Becki Gray, Vice President of the John Locke Foundation published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal. Her piece focused on what the state is leaving unfunded every day it does not have a budget resolution. Here is a list of some measures that are included in the proposed…
    Brenee Goforth, August 23, 2019
  • CJ Reports: After years of ACA premium hikes, Blue Cross N.C. announces CUTS

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on the announced rate cuts for Blue Cross N.C. customers. According to Havlak: In 2020 Blue Cross N.C. will reduce average rates in all counties for the first time in more than 25 years, when it entered the current individual market. The insurer…
    Brenee Goforth, August 23, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Back-to-school fake news

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal centering on the reported vacancies in North Carolina public schools. Dr. Stoops writes: During the first few weeks of every new school year, the mainstream media and public–school advocacy organizations proclaim North Carolina has a severe teacher…
    Brenee Goforth, August 23, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Republican legislative leaders want to give millions of N.C. taxpayers a refund

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on General Assembly Republicans’ plans to refund part of this year’s state surplus. According to Marchello: General Assembly leaders in a news conference announced a plan to return to taxpayers’ money from the $900-million surplus.  Why? Income-tax payments and sales tax collections ran…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Cooper vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to comply with ICE detainers

    Yesterday, Carolina Journal reported N.C. Governor Roy Cooper vetoed legislation that would require sheriffs to comply with ICE detainers. According to the story: Cooper vetoed House Bill 370 Wednesday, Aug. 21, the day after it passed the House along party lines, 62-53.  It would have required sheriffs to comply with detention…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019