Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 9)

  • JLF’s Jon Sanders Comments on Film Incentives for Radio Show “Mornings with Joe Catenacci”

    Last week, JLF’s Jon Sanders went on the radio with Joe Catenacci of Wilmington’s Big Talker 106.7 FM to talk about North Carolina’s film incentives. Sanders explains how the incentives work: “It is basically a reimbursement on spending they have done.” “[If they] reach a threshold for qualified spending…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
  • $15/hr. Minimum Wage: What do economists think?

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief focusing on economists’ prevailing views surrounding the minimum wage. Sander’s brief draws on findings from this year’s minimum wage report from the Employment Policies Institute. The report is a survey of 197 economists’ opinions on the impacts of hiking the…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Bill designed to help small businesses buy health insurance moves forward

    Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on a legislative push to promote affordable health insurance coverage for small businesses. According to Havlak: Senate Bill 86, which passed Wednesday, Aug. 7, would broaden access to association health plans, allowing small businesses to band together when negotiating with insurers and deciding on…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Hospitals force Folwell to back off State Health Plan reforms

    This week, Julie Havlak reported on the latest update from N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell on the State Health Plan. According to Havlak’s story published in Carolina Journal, Folwell has officially ended his efforts to pull large hospital conglomerates into his Clear Pricing Project: Under the new version of the State…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
  • CJ Commentary: On school safety, smarter strategies for preventing harm

    This week, Carolina Journal published an opinion piece by education writer Kristen Blair. Blair’s piece focused on the upcoming implementation of “Say Something,” a smartphone application that allows students to submit anonymous tips about threats they see on social media or in school. Blair writes: There’s much to applaud about…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Move to save struggling rural hospitals through loans closer to becoming law

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on an effort by lawmakers to save struggling hospitals in North Carolina. According to Havlak: Senate Bill 681 passed the House, 81-31, Wednesday, Aug. 7, and will return to the Senate for concurrence. Over two years, the bill would give $20 million in…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Gerrymandering for the Salisbury Post

    In his opinion piece published this week in the Salisbury Post, Mitch Kokai discusses the recently concluded arguments for Common Cause v. Lewis. According to Kokai: Judges in the Common Cause v. Lewis election redistricting trial must answer a relatively simple question: Does the N.C. Constitution limit partisan gerrymandering? Kokai explains that neither the arguments…
    Brenee Goforth, August 9, 2019
  • CJ Reports: North Carolina farmers high on prospects for state’s newest cash crop

    This week, Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad reported on hemp cultivation in North Carolina. Conrad interviewed one hemp farmer, Shane Whitaker, who characterizes hemp as the new tobacco. Conrad reports: Tobacco has dominated the state’s farms and industries over the past century, but hemp is slowly taking its place. This year,…
    Brenee Goforth, August 8, 2019