Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 120)

  • NBA All-Star Championship returning to Charlotte in 2019

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal that not everyone is happy about news of the All-Star game. “The NBA’s decision to return to North Carolina while anti-LGBT laws remain on the books is troubling,” Hudson Taylor, executive director of Athlete Ally, said in an email to Carolina Journal. “We’re hopeful the NBA…
    Donna Martinez, May 24, 2017
  • Graphic Novels as College Texts?

    Shannon Watkins from the Martin Center for Academic Renewal writes an interesting piece about the growing prominence of graphic novels as the subject of college courses. Many English departments are now beginning to offer courses on graphic novels, which integrate text and visual imagery. Graphic novels are increasingly studied…
    Donna Martinez, May 24, 2017
  • Taxation By Citation

    With Americans now paying close attention to property tax rates and tax hikes, have we become a ‘citation nation’? Writing at City Journal, Jarrett Dieterle cites example after example of cities that are relying more on tickets, fines and fees to finance government. Although Dieterle doesn’t tag the practice…
    Donna Martinez, May 24, 2017
  • Care About Criminal Justice Reform in North Carolina?

    Really interesting piece by our Mitch Kokai about North Carolina’s criminal code. It came across as an offhand comment, not designed to sway colleagues to vote one way or another. But Rep. Larry Yarborough, R-Person, uttered one sentence last week on the floor of the state House of Representatives…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
  • JLF’s Roy Cordato Cited In American Institute For Economic Research

    In his piece on the corporate income tax, Sheldon Richman cites work by JLF’s Roy Cordato. Here’s a sample: The corporate tax has another serious problem: it constitutes double and even triple taxation, which hardly seems fair. Cordato notes that corporation employees and consumers, who pay individual income taxes, have…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
  • N.C. Senate Tax Cut Plan: Percentage Reductions in Taxes

    This week, House lawmakers continue their budget work in earnest, now that their colleagues in the N.C. Senate have passed a General Fund budget plan. A key issue for both chambers is deciding on a tax cut/tax reform component that results in working North Carolinians keeping more of what they…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
  • Accuracy in Academia Showcases Carolina Journal Story About MIT Solar Facility in Currituck County

    From academia.org: Last year, MIT proudly announced that it was building a solar energy plant in North Carolina that it claimed would benefit both the bay and “tar heel” states. More than half a year later, those benefits are looking ever more theoretical with each passing month. “James…
    Donna Martinez, May 22, 2017
  • CJ Exclusive: Cooper’s Veto Strategy Could ‘Win’ Over Time, Analysts Say

    From Monday’s Carolina Journal: Gov. Roy Cooper is on a pace that could rival former Gov. Bev Perdue’s record number of gubernatorial vetoes. But almost half of Perdue’s vetoes survived, while Cooper has yet to sustain a single one. Political analysts say wins and losses aren’t the real prize, and…
    Donna Martinez, May 22, 2017