Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 8)

  • CJ Reports: Opioid maker reaches tentative settlement, but fight far from over

    This week, JLF’s Julie Havlak reported on Purdue Pharma’s potential settlement with more than 2,000 local governments, tribes, and states over the company’s promotion of its product Oxycontin, heavily connected to the opioid crisis. Havlak explains the settlement: Purdue Pharma is expected to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and, under…
    Brenee Goforth, September 13, 2019
  • Taking More Federal Funds Could Mean Losing the Freedom to Determine N.C.’s Future

    This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti published a research brief on the dwindling ability of government decision-makers to choose the direction in which their state will go. Coletti writes: Governors and state legislators have given away much of their ability to make policy over the last 30 years. Even as state…
    Brenee Goforth, September 13, 2019
  • JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops Quoted in Asheville Citizen-Times on School Performance and Household Income

    Earlier this week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops was quoted in an article published by Asheville Citizen-Times. The article centered on the recently released 2018-19 School Performance Grades and their relationship with student household income. The article’s author, Brian Gordon, noted the contrast in poverty rates within Buncombe County’s highest-performing…
    Brenee Goforth, September 12, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Stunning veto override could put Medicaid transformation back on track

    Wednesday morning, the N.C. House held a surprise vote and overrode the governor’s veto on the budget. That move, if the Senate follows suit, would provide the funding needed to transition North Carolina’s Medicaid population to managed care. Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak explains: House Bill 555, Medicaid Transformation Implementation,…
    Brenee Goforth, September 12, 2019
  • Charter Schools’ Effect on District School Finance and Student Outcomes

    This week, JLF’s Dr. Terry Stoops published a research brief on a recently released article in the journal Political Economy in the Carolinas by Dr. Erik Root, an executive with the Roger Bacon Academy charter school management organization. According to Dr. Stoops: Root’s article[, “North Carolina District Schools Are…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2019
  • Do Hospital Consolidations Lower Prices? (Spoiler Alert: No.)

    This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts published a research brief on hospital consolidation. Recently, the American Hospital Association released a study on hospital consolidation. According to Roberts: The new study builds on a report from 2017 that showed that hospital consolidation decreased costs and increased quality for patients. The researchers used hard data…
    Brenee Goforth, September 11, 2019
  • CJ Reports: On tight timetable, lawmakers make little progress in first day of redistricting meetings

    Monday evening, Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reported on the first day of redistricting since a three-judge panel declared North Carolina’s maps unconstitutional. Lawmakers have very little time to finish the maps – only until Wednesday, September 18. According to Travis: Debate about ground rules stalled progress while Republicans worked…
    Brenee Goforth, September 10, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Insurance premiums could rise if Cooper keeps denying tax credits

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Don Carrington reported on the continuing controversy surrounding North Carolina’s renewable energy tax credits. Carrington explains the situation: Before January 2016, developers of solar and other renewable energy projects in North Carolina were eligible for a­­­ state tax credit equaling 35% of a project’s cost. Some…
    Brenee Goforth, September 10, 2019