Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 5)

  • 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
  • Top Epidemiologists Recommend Going Back to School

    New COVID-19 recommendations were recently published by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER). The so-called, Great Barrington Declaration, is a guiding document authored by well-respected academics, epidemiologists, scientists, and health-care professionals which advocates for a “Focused Protection” strategy to defeat COVID-19. The authors of the declaration write: As…
    Brenee Goforth, October 6, 2020
  • Court Workaround Endangers Ballot Protections

    America has seen its fair share of workarounds to the legislative process (many of them discussed in a recent live stream hosted by the John Locke Foundation), but one tactical diversion Democrats recently used to endanger mail-in ballot protections has gotten many people talking. JLF’s Dr. Don van…
    Brenee Goforth, September 28, 2020
  • NCGA’s Budget Prevents Exploding Debt, Protects Scholarships

    North Carolina recently passed the “Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0” with Gov. Roy Cooper’s signature, but it is clear from what happened that the governor did not so much approve of the budget and that he begrudgingly signed it. As JLF’s Joe Coletti writes in his research brief this week: Just…
    Brenee Goforth, September 18, 2020
  • For The First Time, NC Has Per-Pupil Spending For Every School

    This year, North Carolina got a new means of evaluating K12 schools. Our Dr. Terry Stoops writes: While comparisons of school performance have been available for years, the ability to evaluate spending by school wasn’t possible until this year. Like most state education agencies, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction…
    Brenee Goforth, September 17, 2020