Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 7)

  • Cooper’s Flagrant Disregard of Green Nuclear

    On September 1, JLF’s Dr. Don van der Vaart, former Secretary of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality, published a research brief examining the inception of Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper’s Clean Energy Plan (CEP). This week, Dr. van der Vaart wrote part two of his examination – focusing on…
    Brenee Goforth, September 10, 2020
  • Leandro Action Plan Falls Flat

    At the beginning of September, North Carolina got its latest development in the decades’ long Leandro case. In his research update this week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops explains the latest advancement: On September 1, Judge David Lee signed a consent order supporting a $427 million down payment on the $8…
    Brenee Goforth, September 9, 2020
  • Nurses Union Battle is Bigger than Mission Hospital

    North Carolina is in the middle of a union battle at Mission Hospital in Asheville. On September 4, 2020, The Daily News reported on the union ballot initiative’s potential implications across the state. Brian Gordon reported for the Jacksonville newspaper: “You definitely know that it’s bigger than just the hospital,”…
    Brenee Goforth, September 8, 2020
  • GA Considers Taking Options from People in Financial Straits

    The response to the COVID-19 outbreak has caused an economic downturn in America. Many businesses and families will likely have to make difficult choices about their finances for months – potentially years – to come. One option available to many North Carolinians is debt settlement, a private alternative to filing…
    Brenee Goforth, September 4, 2020
  • Budgets: Contrasting Cooper’s and the General Assembly’s Proposals

    Both the General Assembly and Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper have shared their budget priorities this week. They both tackle the same issues, but with very different methods. For instance, on the issue of education, Cooper wants to cut the Opportunity Scholarship program and give teachers a bonus, while the General…
    Brenee Goforth, September 3, 2020
  • Cooper’s Not-So-Clean Energy Plan

    Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper has seemingly taken every opportunity to promote renewable energy in North Carolina – and just as often stymie advancement of other energy sources like natural gas (see his treatment of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline). In his research brief this week, Dr. Don van der Vaart…
    Brenee Goforth, September 2, 2020
  • New Evidence Brings Mask Mandate into Question

    It’s officially been over two months since Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper imposed his statewide mask mandate. Since then the administration has claimed simultaneously that (1) COVID-19 cases have unstably increased but also that (2) the mandate succeeded at stabilizing trends. This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders examined the evidence for…
    Brenee Goforth, September 1, 2020
  • Cooper’s Budget: Late and Underbaked

    Dem. Gov. Roy Cooper released his budget proposal on Wednesday, August 26. Not only was his budget proposal abbreviated, but it wasn’t even on time. JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops writes: We teach our children to submit their work complete and on time. Yesterday, Gov. Cooper released what he called a “streamlined…
    Brenee Goforth, August 28, 2020