Donna Martinez

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Posts by Donna Martinez (page 3)

  • NEW: Board of Governors Member Steve Long: Roper & Smith Pushed ECU’s Staton Out

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis has this new development on the departure of East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton: University of North Carolina Interim President Dr. Bill Roper acted unilaterally, at the direction of Board of Governors Chairman Harry Smith, to reach a termination agreement with East Carolina University Chancellor…
    Donna Martinez, March 18, 2019
  • Carolina Journal: ECU’s Staton Resigning; BOT Member Cites Smith’s Involvement

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports: East Carolina University Chancellor Cecil Staton will announce his resignation Monday, March 18, Carolina Journal has learned, and plans to leave the job May 3. He’ll stay until June 30 to advise UNC System Interim President Bill Roper and ECU’s interim chancellor during the transition.
    Donna Martinez, March 18, 2019
  • Forbes Column Cites JLF’s Terry Stoops On Gov. Cooper’s Rollback Of School Choice

    Patrick Gleason of Americans for Tax Reform looks at Democratic governors who are anti-school choice. Gov. Roy Cooper is front and center in this piece for his proposal to close the door on Opportunity Scholarships, the program that gives low-income families access to a scholarship for private school.
    Donna Martinez, March 11, 2019
  • President Trump Donates His Salary. Here’s Where.

    President Trump makes $400,000/year as president. He doesn’t accept it, however. Each quarter, he donates $100,000. As Fortune explains, the latest donation is to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The president has spoken openly about his brother Fred, who had a serious alcohol problem. What about…
    Donna Martinez, March 11, 2019
  • Poll: Trump job approval rating up 3 points since January

    The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows President Trump’s job approval rating sits at 46 percent. That’s up 3 points since January. The Hill reports: A wide majority of Republican respondents — 88 percent — are among those who approve of the job the president is doing, the poll…
    Donna Martinez, March 4, 2019
  • JLF’s Joe Coletti: Voters Should Be Wary of Charlotte Tax Hike For the Arts

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti shares his concern about a proposed sales tax hike in Charlotte to fund the arts. His views were published Sunday in a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer. In the letter, he advises Charlotte voters to learn from what has occurred in…
    Donna Martinez, February 25, 2019
  • My Favorite Passage In the President’s State of the Union Speech

    My husband is a former speechwriter, so I have a special interest in, and appreciation for, the words that are crafted to convey a leader’s vision and thoughts. My practice is to listen or watch a speech, and then a few days later, read the text. I usually find nuggets…
    Donna Martinez, February 14, 2019
  • Poll: Voters Not Convinced Tax Increases On Wealthiest Americans Benefit the Economy

      As progressives move even further to the Left and endorse policies that clearly make them welfare statists, a new poll shows that Americans are not convinced about the call to soak the wealthy with sky-high marginal tax rates. From Rasmussen: Most voters agree that government spending and taxes…
    Donna Martinez, February 11, 2019