Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 129)

  • 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 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
  • How Does Brexit Impact North Carolina?

    The architect of the successful ‘Vote Leave’ campaign stopped by JLF recently to talk about the impact of Brexit on the United States, on North Carolina, and what we can learn from the message voters sent to the European Union. Matthew Elliott is now senior fellow at the Legatum Institute…
    Donna Martinez, May 22, 2017
  • You’re Invited: Tracing the History of Craft Spirits in North Carolina

    Bring your lunch and join us Monday at noon for a fascinating look at the craft spirit industry in North Carolina. John Trump – the author of “Still & Barrel” – will trace the history of manufacturing moonshine whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum. He’ll also talk about the almost 50 distilleries…
    Donna Martinez, May 21, 2017
  • Keeping More Of Your Money: What the Senate’s Proposed $1 Billion Tax Cut Means To You

    The N.C. Senate budget plan includes a $1 billion tax cut over the biennium. JLF’s Joe Coletti details the changes here. Take a quick look and then read the whole piece. It includes lots more great information about the Senate’s restrained spending plan. Personal Income Tax Reduces the personal…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2017