Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 63)

  • CJ Commentary: Hospital Mergers May Spell Bad News for Patients

    JLF’s Jordan Roberts published an interesting column in Carolina Journal on hospital mergers. Roberts writes that these mergers can be bad for patients for two reasons: price and quality. On price, Roberts writes: Numerous studies have shown evidence that when hospitals consolidate, patients pay higher prices for procedures. Naturally, when…
    Brenee Goforth, June 13, 2019
  • Overregulation Holds Back N.C. Distilleries

    JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief last week on how North Carolina’s regulatory climate is inhibiting the growth of distilleries in North Carolina. According to Sanders, North Carolina distilleries have been slower to return to operation than in other states since the end of Prohibition. Sanders explains: It…
    Brenee Goforth, June 13, 2019
  • CJ Reports: N.C. has issued more than $1 billion in renewable energy tax credits

    Despite the fact that the North Carolina renewable energy investment tax credit program expired three years ago, North Carolina is still issuing over $1 billion in tax credits to companies with renewable energy projects. And according to an article in Carolina Journal written by CJ’s Associate Editor Dan Way,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Gerlach: Vidant and Pitt County should reverse course in legal battle over ECU med school

    This week, Carolina Journal published an update on the UNC-Vidant dispute. The subject of the article is an email to ECU faculty and staff regarding the Vidant issue from East Carolina University Interim Chancellor Dan Gerlach and Brody School of Medicine Dean Dr. Mark Stacy. In their email, Gerlach…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2019
  • CJ Reports: UNC laboratory schools are changing the formula for education in N.C.

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis collaborated on an article about UNC’s laboratory schools. Laboratory schools are a new concept in North Carolina; Marchello and Travis explain them this way: Laboratory schools are a developing phenomenon across the UNC system. In 2016, the General Assembly…
    Brenee Goforth, June 12, 2019
  • John Locke Foundation’s Influence: Jon Sanders’ Piece About Broadband Prompts Multiple Responses

    The John Locke Foundation is continuing to start important conversations in North Carolina. In April of this year, The Wilson Times published an opinion piece written by JLF’s Jon Sanders on why local governments should not enter the broadband business. His piece highlighted many different policy solutions to promote…
    Brenee Goforth, June 11, 2019
  • CJ Reports: State Board of Education approves 10 charters, but delays approving two others

    Last week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello published a story on a dozen recent charter school applications. According to Marchello, 12 charter schools applied for approval to open in 2020; however, Marchello writes: [T]he State Board of Education failed to approve two of them after local district officials and PTA…
    Brenee Goforth, June 11, 2019
  • Heartland Institute: Reject the Push for Medicaid Expansion

    Expanding Medicaid is not the answer to helping expand access to medical care in North Carolina. In this Heartland Institute piece, Heartland’s Matthew Glans analyzes efforts to expand Medicaid expansion in North Carolina and posits why the state should reject these expansion efforts. Glans writes: In May, Republican leadership in…
    Brenee Goforth, June 10, 2019