Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 2)

  • Booming Economy = Labor Shortage = Innovative Pay Model

    The typical American worker is paid by his/her employer every two weeks or perhaps once a month. But the fast food restaurant industry is innovating in order to attract workers who have myriad options thanks to our incredibly low unemployment rate. Bloomberg reports: Restaurant chains are pulling out all…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2019
  • The Voting Gender Gap

    Despite a media narrative that women are disadvantaged by a patriarchal society, women outperform men in a key exercise of freedom: voting. From Pew Research on voting trends: Both men and women turned out at record rates in the 2018 midterm election – mirroring historic turnout increases among…
    Donna Martinez, May 14, 2019
  • Rasmussen: Trump’s Monthly Approval Hits Highest Level in Over Two Years

    Are the attacks from left and right undermining the president? You decide. Here’s a snapshot in time from Rasmussen: The president earned a monthly job approval of 50% in April, up two points from March and his highest monthly rating since February 2017, his first full month in office.  In January…
    Donna Martinez, May 6, 2019
  • Demand For Charter Schools Booming In Wake County

    The News & Observer reports on the potential approval of five new public charter schools in Wake County. The five are among a dozen that could open next year if approved by the state Board of Education. Critics don’t like this, of course. They don’t like competition and they…
    Donna Martinez, May 3, 2019
  • Which Generation Will Deal With the Federal Spending Mess?

    If you have kids or grandkids, a federal fiscal mess awaits them, according to Pew researchers. Will they kick the can down the road as well? Not very many people seem to care about paring back federal spending. When Americans are asked to make up the budget for the…
    Donna Martinez, April 22, 2019
  • Daily Tracking Poll: Trump at 51% Approval

    Rasmussen’s daily presidential tracking poll for Monday, April 8: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 51% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-seven percent (47%) disapprove. The latest figures include 36% who Strongly Approve of the job Trump is doing…
    Donna Martinez, April 8, 2019
  • At The Daily Signal: JLF Analysts Urge N.C. Leaders To Reject Medicaid Financing Scheme

    Writing at The Daily Signal, JLF’s Joe Coletti and Jordan Roberts explain another reason why the idea of adding half a million able-bodied, childless adults to North Carolina’s Medicaid program is a poor policy choice: the financing scheme known as the Medicaid provider tax. Supporters argue that expanding Medicaid…
    Donna Martinez, March 27, 2019
  • Read It Here: AG William Barr’s Summary Of Findings By Robert Mueller

    On Sunday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr released a 4-page letter summarizing the findings by Robert Mueller and his team on the question of potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia designed to deliver the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump. On this key question, which has spurred…
    Donna Martinez, March 25, 2019