Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 64)

  • CJ Reports: Folwell says not involved in Vidant-UNC dispute, but still at odds with Vidant CEO over State Health Plan reforms

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported on State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s involvement in the Vidant-UNC controversy. According to Way: [Folwell] isn’t involved in the current battle between the hospital chain and the UNC Board of Governors over control of Vidant Medical Center. While the Treasurer is not involved…
    Brenee Goforth, June 6, 2019
  • CJ Reports: N.C. dodges a public-transit bullet

    Earlier this week, Carolina Journal’s Leonard Robinson reported on the proposed Durham-Orange Light Rail Project that was unanimously voted down this past April. His reporting showed how this rejection of the proposed project is a reflection of how commuters realistically prefer to travel in North Carolina. According to…
    Brenee Goforth, June 6, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Don’t play favorites with business taxes

    Syndicated columnist John Hood published a piece in Carolina Journal on targeted tax relief. Targeted tax relief works by – instead of lowering the general tax rates for all– offering certain companies or industries tax breaks and incentives. North Carolina has a history of supporting this system, as John…
    Brenee Goforth, June 5, 2019
  • Regulatory Reform in 2019: A Good Start But Much More to Do

    Overregulation creates undue burdens on the entire economy. That said, North Carolina has been making steady progress in recent years to reduce unnecessary regulations. This session the Senate is considering SB 553, titled the Regulatory Reform Act of 2019. This bill would make various changes to the existing law…
    Brenee Goforth, June 5, 2019
  • Lawmakers Should Protect Citizens From Eminent Domain Abuse

    Fourteen years ago, the Supreme Court handed down one of its most unpopular opinions of all time, Kelo v. City of New London. The Kelo decision enshrined economic development as a valid purported “public use,” meaning, as JLF’s Jon Guze puts it, The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of…
    Brenee Goforth, June 4, 2019
  • Exploring prospects for dental therapy in North Carolina

    There is an emerging profession in the United States that could potentially improve the quality of and access to oral health care in North Carolina. This profession is that of a dental therapist. JLF’s Jordan Roberts defines a dental therapist like this: Dental therapy is a relatively new profession in…
    Brenee Goforth, June 4, 2019