Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 63)

  • 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
  • CJ Editorial: Budget standoff highlights policy differences

    Last week, the Carolina Journal editors published a commentary on the current budget situation. Though the North Carolina House and the Senate have passed their proposals, the General Assembly still must iron out the differences. Finally, the budget would head to the governor’s desk, where it will…
    Brenee Goforth, June 10, 2019
  • JLF Researcher’s Report on Nebraska’s Need for REINS Act Gains Traction

    This month, the Platte Institute published a report written by JLF’s Jon Sanders. The report is on a potential REINS act in Nebraska; REINS is an acronym for Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny. The report defines the function of REINS like this: Under REINS, economic cost…
    Brenee Goforth, June 10, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Average teacher pay number comes under attack

    Recently, senior political analyst Mitch Kokai published a commentary piece in Carolina Journal on teacher pay. Specifically, his article is about the criticisms of the statistical average of NC teacher pay made by many protesters in the May 1 teacher union march in Raleigh. Kokai explains their issue with…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019
  • CJ Reports: U.S.-trained foreign docs could fill family practice needs, but government stands in the way

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported on the lack of available residencies for graduating medical students. As he writes, nowhere is this felt more than in international medical schools. The article reads: Fred Jacobs, executive vice president at St. George’s University in the West Indies nation of Grenada,…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019
  • Dental Therapy Spotlight

    Earlier this week, North Carolina Health News reported on Christy Jo Fogarty’s speech at the John Locke Foundation’s 2019 Dental Therapy Luncheon. Christy Jo Fogarty is the country’s first advanced dental therapist. The story highlights Fogarty’s story and her main points on how dental therapists can drastically increase…
    Brenee Goforth, June 7, 2019