Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 122)

  • Join Us Monday: Treasurer Dale Folwell To Discuss ‘The Price of Promises’

    Bring your lunch to JLF Monday and join us for a fascinating presentation by North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell. The noon event is free. The State Health Plan is a division of the Treasurer’s office. As Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported recently, a judge’s ruling about the Health Plan…
    Donna Martinez, June 4, 2017
  • JLF President: Border-Adjustment Tax Would Hit NC’s Property Insurance Market Hard

    Writing at, JLF President and CEO Kory Swanson and R Street Institute’s Ian Adams warn North Carolinians that our state would be hit especially hard if the ill-advised proposal for a federal border-adjustment tax (BAT) is adopted. The analysis comes from a new JLF/R Street report on…
    Donna Martinez, June 3, 2017
  • Good For Wicked Weed, Writes CJ’s John Trump at

    Published at, Carolina Journal Managing Editor John Trump gives his take on the backlash against Asheville-based Wicked Weed for selling the business to Anheuser-Busch InBev. He also discusses the larger point. We can let the free market reign or stunt growth through means both legal and legislative. In contrast…
    Donna Martinez, June 2, 2017
  • JLF’s Julie Tisdale Pans High Point’s Plan For a City Baseball Stadium

    Julie Tisdale, John Locke Foundation city and county policy analyst, explains why she opposes a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium for High Point. Tisdale offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. WATCH the interview here.
    Donna Martinez, June 2, 2017
  • No Paris Deal: Mitch Kokai Assesses President Trump’s Decision

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, analyzes President Trump’s decision to reject his predecessor’s Paris climate deal. Kokai offered these comments during the June 1, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, June 2, 2017
  • House Education Budget: A Pretty Good Package

    What’s in the House education budget? It’s not perfect, but there are some pretty good things, writes JLF’s Terry Stoops. His biggest thumbs-up goes to this: By far, the most exciting part of the House budget is the plan to create the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance…
    Donna Martinez, June 2, 2017
  • Watch JLF On TV Tonight: Mitch Kokai Joins “Capital Tonight”

    It’s official. President Trump has announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate deal. Our Mitch Kokai joins Spectrum’s “Capital Tonight” to talk about the decision Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017
  • Exclusive To Carolina Journal: Top House Budget Writer Nelson Dollar Talks Spending, Education, Transportation

    Reporter Kari Travis has an in-depth Q&A with Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County. Among the questions to, and answers from, one of the top budget writers in the House: Q: What makes you most proud in this budget? What is not in it that you regret…
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017