Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 6)

  • Climate Change Activists Protest Gov. Roy Cooper’s Green Energy Goals

    The news has been flooded the past two weeks with stories of climate change activism. From the Global Climate Strike, to #ShutDownDC, to 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg’s comments at the United Nations. North Carolina had its own climate change protest on Friday, September 27, according to…
    Brenee Goforth, September 30, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: This is your brain (drain) on smartphones

    This week, education writer Kristen Blair published a column in Carolina Journal on the effects of smartphones on student cognition. In her piece, Blair references a new study: This new study from Rutgers scientists Terry Kurtzberg and Kang Sanghoon, published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, assessed cognitive costs of media during a…
    Brenee Goforth, September 27, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Indiana injunction could affect hemp legalization in North Carolina

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on a new development in the laws surrounding hemp. Travis writes: You can’t criminalize smokable hemp, a federal judge has told Indiana lawmakers. The decision could affect North Carolina.  Judge Sarah Evans Barker, from Indiana’s Southern District, wrote Sept. 13 in a preliminary…
    Brenee Goforth, September 26, 2019
  • CJ Reports: How long can Medicaid expansion last?

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on this question: “How sustainable is the Medicaid program, really?” Some lawmakers believe, since the federal government covers so much of the bill, Medicaid expansion is a no-brainer, but that may not be true. Havlak writes: “Read my lips: There is no state funding.
    Brenee Goforth, September 24, 2019
  • N.C.’s Top Stakeholders Are the People – Not Special Interests

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on Gov. Roy Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan (CEP). Sanders writes: Governor Roy Cooper’s unserious “Clean Energy Plan” (CEP) identified 164 organizations that “participated in the CEP development stakeholder process.” Here’s how Cooper’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) engaged with these lesser…
    Brenee Goforth, September 24, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Uncertain policy has economic cost

    This week, syndicated columnist John Hood published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal on the economic costs of such uncertain policy. Hood writes: [T]here is an emerging body of evidence suggesting that the uncertainty of economic policy is itself harmful to the economy. When people can’t predict with at least…
    Brenee Goforth, September 23, 2019
  • REAL Ways to Improve the Environment

    As the climate strikers began their public strike, the former secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, Don van der Vaart, published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal on ways individuals can improve the environment. Van der Vaart, now a Senior Fellow with the John Locke Foundation, was…
    Brenee Goforth, September 23, 2019
  • The Constitution and Its Enemies

    The Constitution and Its Enemies This week, JLF’s Jon Guze published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal for Constitution Day 2019. Guze’s piece focused on the principles inherent in the Constitution – limited government, individual liberty, and the rule of law – and the threats they have seen in modern…
    Brenee Goforth, September 20, 2019