Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 9)

  • Winston-Salem Journal Quotes JLF’s Mitch Kokai on Economic Damage of Staying Shut Down

    Gov. Roy Cooper shared some updates to his plan to reopen the economy on Wednesday. In a story for the Winston-Salem Journal, Richard Craver reports: Gov. Roy Cooper said Wednesday that the potential Phase Three reopening of the state’s economy will be delayed more than three weeks, to at least…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020
  • Supply and Demand Hit: How COVID-19 Harmed Health Care

    The health care industry has taken a huge hit since the onset of coronavirus across the United States. This week, JLF’s Jordan Roberts used data from this spring and spring 2019 to determine just how much of a hit COVID-19 has started to take on hospitals throughout the country. Roberts…
    Brenee Goforth, June 25, 2020
  • Property Is More Than Just “Things”

    It’s a sentiment that has been shared time and time again: “People are more important than property.” Gov. Roy Cooper even shared these words on Twitter in late May following several riots that raged across the state. While it’s true that many would have their house burn down than…
    Brenee Goforth, June 24, 2020
  • Unemployment Benefits: Inefficient or Unappealing?

    In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, North Carolina has seen a massive influx of unemployment claims. That large influx has been exceptionally difficult to handle, but even before this surge, North Carolina’s unemployment benefits system was doling out fewer benefits than any other state. JLF’s Dominic Coletti writes…
    Brenee Goforth, June 23, 2020
  • More Confederate Statues Come Down

    On Saturday, June 20, Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the removal of Confederate monuments from the grounds of the State Capitol “to protect public safety.” In a recent Carolina Journal piece on the subject, Rick Henderson writes: In a statement issued Saturday, June 20, Cooper said he was “concerned about the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 23, 2020
  • COVID-19 Hospitalizations Are Much Lower Than Anticipated

    Coronavirus hospitalizations have again been making headlines across North Carolina. As JLF’s Jon Sanders writes in his recent research brief: Last week, as North Carolina set a now-eclipsed record for COVID-19 hospitalizations, N.C. Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mandy Cohen told NPR that “we are concerned” and raised…
    Brenee Goforth, June 22, 2020
  • The Difficulty of Social Distancing in Schools

    Decisions about what school will look like in the fall are coming up fast. Gov. Roy Cooper and the Secretary of the NC. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Mandy Cohen, are set to announce their back-to-school outline on July 1. Cooper and Cohen will make a decision between…
    Brenee Goforth, June 19, 2020
  • Barber Licensure’s Role in Deterring Black Entrepreneurship

    Occupational licensure is something that presents a barrier to entry for many professions. Those barriers fall hardest at the feet of minority citizens in America. Take the history of licensure for just one profession: barbers. JLF’s Jon Sanders quotes Timothy J. Sandefur on the subject in his recent…
    Brenee Goforth, June 18, 2020