Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 5)

  • CJ Commentary: Community colleges deliver great value

    In his recent commentary in Carolina Journal, political analyst John Hood cautions North Carolinians not to overlook the value of local community colleges. Hood writes: Many political and education leaders in North Carolina say that our economy would be better off if our level of educational attainment was higher. They’re…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019
  • CJ Reports: State Board of Education, DPI agree to delay implementing new reading diagnostic tool

    North Carolina public schools’ transition to the new K-3 reading diagnostic tool, Istation, will be delayed according to reporter Lindsay Marchello’s most recent article in Carolina Journal. The delay is reportedly due to complaints from teachers and school officials about the compressed timeline to train teachers and implement the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019
  • Americans for Tax Reform quotes JLF’s Mike Schietzelt in CJR commentary

    Americans for Tax Reform recently released an article on criminal recodification featuring JLF’s Mike Schietzelt. The article reads: It’s common sense, and important for the integrity of the criminal justice system, that people are not put away because there are too many laws that are vague or impossible for the average…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: ‘Politainment’ in the era of Trump

    Last week, guest commentator and professor at NC State University, Andy Taylor, wrote an opinion column in Carolina Journal. His piece focused on the lack of long-term vision in the Republican party despite its current political comfort. According to Taylor: Republicans are in a strong position. The party has the…
    Brenee Goforth, July 1, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Gov. Cooper, citing lack of Medicaid expansion, vetoes proposed state spending plan

    Earlier today, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the biennial budget bill, according to Carolina Journal’s Dan Way. Way cites a lack of Medicaid expansion appropriations as Cooper’s main issue with the budget:  “Many are dying because North Carolina has yet to say an important word — Yes,” Cooper…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Supreme Court upholds congressional maps, calls gerrymandering ‘political’ issue

    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision on partisan gerrymandering in Common Cause v. Rucho. According to Carolina Journal reporter Dan Way’s reporting: In writing the 5-4 majority opinion for Common Cause v. Rucho, Chief Justice John Roberts said drawing district boundaries inevitably and intentionally includes…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
  • News Release: Legislative Budget Plan Wisely Avoids New Debt and Medicaid Expansion

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 27, 2019 Contact: Joseph Coletti John Locke Foundation 919-828-3876 [email protected]    Legislative Budget Plan Wisely Avoids New Debt and Medicaid Expansion    JLF analyst highlights key features in House, Senate compromise    RALEIGH — What’s not included in the North…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Lawmakers need little time to secure major property-rights protection

    The repeal of the Map act flew through the General Assembly this year with unanimous votes in both chambers. According to JLF Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai, floor debate in the Senate lasted less than two minutes, and only one senator spoke about the repeal. Rarely anything goes through the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019