Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 7)

  • CJ Reports: Despite budget gridlock, UNC ensures NCSSM grads can get tuition grants

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reported on the current budget impasse and its potential impacts on grants for North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics graduates. Marchello writes: In 2018, the General Assembly authorized a tuition grant program for graduates of NCSSM, a public, residential high school specializing…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019
  • JLF’s Meredith Criner Makes a Case for Drug-Treatment Courts in Wilmington Star News

    This week, Meredith Criner, who served as a research intern at the John Locke Foundation this summer, published an opinion piece on drug-recovery courts in the Wilmington Star News. Criner formerly interned in New Hanover County’s recovery courts under Judge James H. Faison III. She explains: Recovery courts handle…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: Fighting cronyism could boost N.C. freedom ranking

    This week, senior political analyst Mitch Kokai published an opinion piece in Carolina Journal. His piece focused on North Carolina’s ranking in the Cato Institute’s cronyism index. According to Kokai: The cronyism index “takes into account blatantly anti-competitive regulations,” according to the freedom rankings report. They include minimum markup laws…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019
  • N.C.’s Illegal Drug Tax: What I Didn’t Tell You

    On August 8, 2019, I published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s Unauthorized Substance Tax in Carolina Journal. As I wrote in the piece: The unauthorized substance tax is an excise tax on controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, and moonshine. …This tax brings in between $6 million and $11…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019
  • JLF In The News: JLF Researcher Jordan Roberts And CJ Reporter Julie Havlak Quoted In Forbes

    This week, the John Locke Foundation’s Jordan Roberts and Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak were quoted in a recent opinion piece in Forbes, written by Patrick Gleason . While the piece discusses claims made in a congressional political race in North Carolina, Gleason also looked at the N.C. General Assembly’s passage…
    Brenee Goforth, August 20, 2019
  • The Debate Over Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools in Criminal Justice Reform

    This week, JLF’s Jon Guze published a research brief on the criminal risk assessment tools many judges and magistrates use to aid in their pretrial bail decisions. In North Carolina, as in many states, judges and magistrates must decide whether or not to release someone until their trial, set bail,…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: N.C. sells liquor through 170 independent, political boards: What could go wrong?

    On Friday, Carolina Journal’s John Trump published an opinion piece on North Carolina’s government-run liquor business. Trump explains Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, has sponsored legislation in the General Assembly that would alter the state’s monopoly on liquor sales. According to Trump: House Bill 971, which McGrady sponsored, languished in the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 19, 2019
  • JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops Discusses Education Week piece on Wake County School Integration on WPTF Radio

    Dr. Terry Stoops on WPTF Radio Earlier this week, Dr. Terry Stoops, Vice President for Research & Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation, went on WPTF Radio to discuss the recent Education Week piece on integration in Wake County schools. Dr. Stoops spoke to the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 16, 2019