Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 5)

  • 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
  • Electric Cars: Bad for the Environment, Good for China

    Electric cars are often praised in the media as beacons of environmentalism. However, the reality is less flattering. As JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart writes in his most recent research brief: [Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs)] are not more fuel-efficient than similarly sized gasoline-powered vehicles. Also, shifting the transportation energy usage from gasoline to electricity may…
    Brenee Goforth, October 15, 2020
  • Public-Sector Unionization Could Cost NC $1.3 Billion

    Unionization efforts are becoming more prevalent in North Carolina. Last month, nurses at Mission Hospital in Asheville voted to unionize after a pro-union campaign push from the National Nurses Organizing Committee, the nation’s largest registered nurses’ union. Now pressure is intensifying to end public-sector collective bargaining protections in the state. JLF’s…
    Brenee Goforth, October 14, 2020
  • Don’t Overlook Judges on Your Ballot

    North Carolina is in the midst of the election season. While much conversation is focusing on executive elections like president and governor or legislative races like those for the General Assembly, one elected branch of government in this state is often overlooked: the judiciary. In North Carolina, the citizens elect…
    Brenee Goforth, October 13, 2020
  • Results Are In: Where Candidates Stand on Charter Schools

    Public interest in charter schools is higher than ever in North Carolina. A decade ago, about 41,000 students attended 99 charters in the state, but this year, an estimated 121,000 children will attend 200 charter schools – two of them exclusively online schools – as JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes…
    Brenee Goforth, October 7, 2020