Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 6)

  • CJ Commentary: Back-to-school fake news

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal centering on the reported vacancies in North Carolina public schools. Dr. Stoops writes: During the first few weeks of every new school year, the mainstream media and public–school advocacy organizations proclaim North Carolina has a severe teacher…
    Brenee Goforth, August 23, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Republican legislative leaders want to give millions of N.C. taxpayers a refund

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on General Assembly Republicans’ plans to refund part of this year’s state surplus. According to Marchello: General Assembly leaders in a news conference announced a plan to return to taxpayers’ money from the $900-million surplus.  Why? Income-tax payments and sales tax collections ran…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Cooper vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to comply with ICE detainers

    Yesterday, Carolina Journal reported N.C. Governor Roy Cooper vetoed legislation that would require sheriffs to comply with ICE detainers. According to the story: Cooper vetoed House Bill 370 Wednesday, Aug. 21, the day after it passed the House along party lines, 62-53.  It would have required sheriffs to comply with detention…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: North Carolina is a middle state

    This week, Carolina Journal columnist John Hood published an opinion piece on the context of North Carolinian politics. Hood explains, while North Carolina is commonly deemed a “moderate” state due to its highly competitive political races and its narrowly margined election results, calling North Carolina moderate is inaccurate: In the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Cooper administration blocks Istation as battle over reading contract continues

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on the recent stay placed on the implementation of North Carolina’s new reading diagnostic tool, Istation. According to Marchello: The N.C. Department of Information Technology Monday, Aug. 19, granted Amplify’s motion to temporarily stay the implementation of Istation while the dispute over the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 22, 2019
  • Association Health Plans are About Choice

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief focusing on Association Health Plans (AHPs). According to Roberts, these health plans have been receiving much attention since the passage of Senate Bill 86. Roberts writes: SB 86: Small Business Health Care Act… would provide new opportunities for small businesses…
    Brenee Goforth, August 21, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Smokable hemp rules likely to be settled in court, Dixon says

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on the latest version of North Carolina Farm Act of 2019. Travis writes: A new version of Senate Bill 315, North Carolina Farm Act of 2019, passed the North Carolina House Rules Committee Tuesday, Aug. 20. The latest version of the omnibus bill…
    Brenee Goforth, August 21, 2019
  • CJ Reports: State superintendent announces more money for iPads to support literacy instruction

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on North Carolina’s plans to put more technology in the hands of its public school students. Marchello reports: The Department of Public Instruction will make an additional $400 available to all K-3 classrooms for literacy instruction. The department will also send out more…
    Brenee Goforth, August 21, 2019