Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 5)

  • Judge Calls Out Biden Administration

    It is 2021, and yet the Biden administration is excluding certain people — in this case, a white man — from COVID-19 restaurant relief funds. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley recaps the case: (emphasis is mine) Under the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, the Administration announced that it would…
    Donna Martinez, May 21, 2021
  • State’s CON Law Forces 2 Hospitals Into Ridiculous Fight Over Beds & Operating Rooms

    North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law is an outdated law that dates back to the 1970s. It’s a failed economic policy from the feds that turns economics on its head when it comes to the supply of health and medical care. Locke’s Brian Balfour wrote about CON in North Carolina for…
    Donna Martinez, May 19, 2021
  • Towards Safe, Cost-Effective, Equitable Transportation

    In January 2021, a state commission recommended that the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) budget be increased by a behemoth 40%. The recommendation generates critical questions that must be answered before policymakers can make informed decisions. For example: How effectively is the department deploying its current annual $5 billion…
    Donna Martinez, May 19, 2021
  • Elections Have Consequences

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    Donna Martinez, May 19, 2021
  • 45 Coming Back To North Carolina

    He’s back. Carolina Journal reports on the return of Donald Trump to North Carolina very soon.  Former President Donald Trump will deliver the featured remarks at next month’s state Republican Party convention in Greenville. The state GOP announced the news this morning. Trump will speak at the convention…
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2021
  • Legislature To State Board of Elections: Hey, Not So Fast

    Why would the North Carolina Board of Elections want to limit the number of people who observe what’s going on in polling places? Locke’s Andy Jackson is paying very close attention to the board’s push to limit the number of election observers that are allowed at each voting place…
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2021
  • Sen. Leader Phil Berger calls on Cooper to “immediately withdraw North Carolina’s mask mandate.”

    This statement from Sen. Leader Phil Berger arrived in my in-box this morning. Sen. Berger Statement on Mask Mandates and CDC Guidance Raleigh, N.C. – Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) issued the following statement: “The CDC finally formalized what many Americans who think for themselves have been…
    Donna Martinez, May 14, 2021
  • Unease Growing Over Biden In North Carolina … Among His Fellow Democrats

    The new Civitas Poll shows the majority of North Carolinians who are likely to vote in 2022 are pessimistic about the direction of the country. Most of us are also concerned about where the Biden administration is taking us in terms of growing the size and scope of government…
    Donna Martinez, May 14, 2021