Brenee Goforth

Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 7)

  • 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
  • Here is What’s Going on With N.C.’s Budget

    The state General Assembly comes back in session on September 2. One of the most important things on the docket is to draft a budget for the upcoming years as well as appropriate the remaining monies from the $4 billion awarded to the state in Coronavirus Relief Funds. JLF’s Joe…
    Brenee Goforth, August 27, 2020
  • Responsibility for UNC-CH COVID-19 Outbreaks Cannot be Placed Solely on Students

    UNC Chapel Hill recently made the decision to move all undergraduate courses online. In his recent research brief, JLF’s Dominic Coletti writes: When UNC-CH officials decided to continue with the university reopening plan, they (and everybody else) knew that bringing students back on campus without testing would lead to COVID-19…
    Brenee Goforth, August 26, 2020
  • Reducing Health Care Costs by Removing Barriers

    The Cato Institute recently released a report on education and credentialing of medical professionals. JLF’s Jordan Roberts examined some of the report’s finding in his research brief this week: One area of our recommendations highlighted state licensing and scope of practice for health professionals. As it stands now, medical…
    Brenee Goforth, August 25, 2020
  • COVID-19 Could Increase Homeschoolers in N.C.

    COVID-19 has brought a wave of new trends, from fashion masks to Tik Tok challenges. One trend that North Carolina is seeing, is an increased interest in homeschooling. As Dr. Terry Stoops writes in his research brief this week: According to survey results released by EdChoice, homeschooling is riding…
    Brenee Goforth, August 21, 2020