Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 5)

  • JLF’s Jon Sanders Discusses Energy Costs for Radio Show “Mornings with Joe Catenacci”

    On Wednesday, May 20, JLF’s Director of Regulatory Studies, Jon Sanders, went on the radio with Joe Catenacci of Wilmington’s Big Talker 106.7 FM. Sanders and Catenacci discussed the reopening of restaurants and Sanders’ recent paper on electricity costs in North Carolina. On the matter of restaurants, Sanders stated: I…
    Brenee Goforth, May 22, 2020
  • Phase Two Starts Friday: Who Can Open and Who Can’t

    On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Roy Cooper announced his executive order allowing for certain businesses to reopen at limited capacity. Rick Henderson of Carolina Journal writes: While some businesses can conduct limited operations starting Friday at 5 p.m., entire classifications of commerce will remain locked up for another five weeks —…
    Brenee Goforth, May 21, 2020
  • N.C. Could Become Third State to Implement Universal Licensure

    Thousands of Americans move to North Carolina each year. Many of those new residents hold an occupational license in their former state of residence. However, as of present, those working professionals would not be authorized to do their job in North Carolina unless they obtain state-specific licensure. In a recent…
    Brenee Goforth, May 21, 2020
  • Rick Henderson Discussed Potential Hair Salon Lawsuit on WPTF’s Triangle’s Morning News

    Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson made an appearance on “The Triangle’s Morning News” on 680 WPTF Wednesday morning. Henderson discussed Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order limiting business operations with the show’s host, Scott Briggaman. https://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/app/uploads/2020/05/RICK-HENDERSON-INTERVIEW.mp3 Specifically, the two discussed the intentions of the Hair is Essential Association to file a…
    Brenee Goforth, May 20, 2020
  • Audit Finds Rocky Mount Officials Wrote Off Nearly $50,000 in Utility Bills

    A recent audit centered around Rocky Mount uncovered some questionable fiscal behavior. Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington writes: Several Rocky Mount officials prevented the city’s utility payment office from attempting to collect $47,704 Mayor Pro-Tem Andre Knight owed in past due utility bills. That’s the main finding of an investigative report issued…
    Brenee Goforth, May 20, 2020
  • Average Teacher Salary Increases in North Carolina

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released its annual “Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget” on May 18. Among other things, the report includes information about teacher compensation, capital outlay, and trends in education spending. JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops examined the report and published a research…
    Brenee Goforth, May 19, 2020
  • The Complications of COVID-19 Fatality Data

    This week, JLF’s Senior Fellow and former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Dr. Don van der Vaart, wrote a research brief analyzing the currently available data on hospitalizations and fatalities related to the coronavirus outbreak. Dr. van der Vaart writes: All viruses can be serious or…
    Brenee Goforth, May 19, 2020
  • Are Lab-Made Viruses Worth the Risk?

    RealClearScience published a piece by our Dr. Don van der Vaart on the Coronavirus last week. The piece focuses on a controversial research methodology called ‘gain of function’ (GOF) virology. In particular, Dr. van der Vaart focuses on the research methods of UNC Chapel Hill researcher Dr. Ralph Baric. Dr.
    Brenee Goforth, May 19, 2020