Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 6)

  • CJ Reports: Lawmakers making last-ditch effort to reform certificate-of-need rules

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Dan Way published a story on a new push to reform Certificate-of-Need (CON) laws. Way reports: House Bill 126, originally an act to include tissue donation on a driver’s license donor authorization, was changed into a CON reform measure. It was brought up for discussion…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
  • Jordan Roberts comments on Medicaid Expansion in the Wilmington Star-News

    JLF Health Care Policy Analyst Jordan Roberts has offered perspective via a letter to the editor in the Wilmington Star-News. In the letter, which responded to a Star-News editorial that endorsed Medicaid expansion, Roberts urged lawmakers to take a different course. In his letter, Roberts writes: Despite calls by well-intentioned…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Governor’s commission makes draft recommendations to meet Leandro mandate

    About two years ago, Gov. Roy Cooper established the Commission on Access to a Sound Basic Education according to Carolina Journal reporter Lindsay Marchello’s  most recent article. Marchello reports that the commission’s name  and mission are derived from a 1997 N.C. Supreme Court opinion which held that, while…
    Brenee Goforth, June 27, 2019
  • CJ Reports: House bill scraps proposed wind turbine moratorium

    Senate Bill 377, also known as the “Military Base Protection Act,” recently received approval from the House Energy and Public Utilities Committee, according to a story in Carolina Journal by Don Carrington. While the bill made it through committee, it did not elude alterations. The bill was amended to…
    Brenee Goforth, June 27, 2019
  • Hemp Regulations Ready to Relax

    Hemp can be used to make a myriad of products such as lotions, clothing, rope, particleboard – the list goes on. Hemp, which differs from marijuana, has been removed from the list of controlled substances at the federal level, but its recognition at the state level is murky at best.
    Brenee Goforth, June 26, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Senate lawmakers introduce bill creating loan program for troubled rural hospitals

    As many as 20 rural hospitals in North Carolina could soon see relief from impending insolvency, according to a recent story written by Carolina Journal’s Dan Way. Way reports: The Rural Health Care Stabilization Act, the first state program of its kind in the country, would create a revolving…
    Brenee Goforth, June 26, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Helping craft distillers could have positive effect on how others view N.C.

    North Carolina is beautifully unique, encapsulated by stunning mountain views in the west to a sprawling coastline in the east. In his most recent commentary, Carolina Journal editor John Trump wrote this acknowledgement of North Carolina’s wonderful features which frequently put it at the top of lists for things like…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Lawmakers refuse to release budget until governor makes counter offer

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way wrote a story this week on the current status of the N.C. Budget negotiations. According to the story: Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, are refusing to release a state budget prepared by negotiators from both chambers until the Democratic governor…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2019