Brenee Goforth

Marketing and Communications Associate

Posts by Brenee Goforth (page 9)

  • When Voter Turnout Goes Down, Taxes Go Up

    This week, JLF’s Joe Coletti published a research brief on municipal sales tax increases. Coletti explains that, in almost every election cycle, a North Carolina county has a quarter-cent sales tax increase on the ballot: Since 2007, 76 counties have gone to their voters 159 times to raise the local…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2019
  • JLF’s Donna Martinez and CJ’s Rick Henderson Appear on NC SPIN!

    Last week, JLF’s Donna Martinez and CJ’s Rick Henderson were guests on NC SPIN!. The two discussed many topics in the round-table style show with fellow guests Chris Fitzsimon, Director of The Newsroom, and Former Attorney General Rufus Edmisten and with host Tom Campbell. On After SPIN!, the show after…
    Brenee Goforth, October 23, 2019
  • 99 Percent of North Carolinians Don’t Take Public Transit to Work

    This week, JLF’s Jon Sanders published a research brief on transportation in North Carolina. According to Sanders: A recent index of city transportation choices ranked Charlotte and Raleigh among the 10 least “car-free” metropolitans in the U.S. As the index creators explained, choosing not to commute by car “depends on lot…
    Brenee Goforth, October 21, 2019
  • Becki Gray Discusses Loans, Lawsuits, and Legislatures with North Carolina Public Radio’s Jeff Tiberii

    Last week, JLF’s Becki Gray made her regular appearance on North Carolina Public Radio WUNC with host Jeff Tiberii. Becki and fellow guest Rob Schofield from the N.C. Justice Center discussed the indictment of political donor John Gray, the status of our “part time” legislature, and the…
    Brenee Goforth, October 18, 2019
  • Cato Institute Promotes JLF’s “HeadLocke” Podcast on Overlawyered Website

    This week, the Cato Institute promoted the John Locke Foundation’s “HeadLocke No. 67” on its “Overlawyered” website, which focusses on the high costs of America’s legal system. This episode of the podcast focuses on the public policy response to vaping, as chronicled in Jacob Grier’s latest book, “The Rediscovery…
    Brenee Goforth, October 18, 2019
  • Beaufort County Now Highlights Videos Featuring JLF Experts’ Analysis

    This week Beaufort County Now published three videos featuring staff of the John Locke Foundation. The publisher’s note reads: We want our readers to understand that there is wise policy afoot here in North Carolina, and to that end, we offer these excellent videos from our associates, in prudent policy…
    Brenee Goforth, October 18, 2019
  • CJ Reports: Dependent Doctors Exaggerate Health Care Costs

    This week, reporter Julie Havlak wrote an article for Carolina Journal on the dwindling number of independent physicians, the causes of this decrease, and what it means for health care. Havlak explains that only two in five family physicians are independent, and that number is only decreasing. What…
    Brenee Goforth, October 17, 2019
  • Mike Schietzelt on Laws of Confusing Origin

    This week, JLF’s Mike Schietzelt published a research brief that ponders the origins of three criminalized behaviors in North Carolina’s criminal code. First, Schietzelt introduces G.S. 14-83.1. Fixtures subject to larceny. The statute reads: “Any person who shall remove or take and carry away . . . any property…
    Brenee Goforth, October 16, 2019