Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 6)

  • Acting Like a Gentleman is Controversial?

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti offers a thoughtful commentary on the controversy over the Gillette ad and the behavior of men in our society. Context is important. The latest Gillette ad touches some political buttons at a time when everything is viewed as the next potential battle…
    Donna Martinez, January 24, 2019
  • Broken Promises in Buncombe: A-B Tech’s Missing Money

    When Buncombe County voters narrowly approved a 2011 sales tax hike, it was promised the funds would pay for a $130 million repair and renovation plan for Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. JLF’s Joe Coletti looks into the years-long diversion of revenue into the county’s general operating fund. None of…
    Donna Martinez, January 21, 2019
  • National Poll: Support For School Choice Is Growing

    Carolina Journal reports on a new poll from Democratic polling firm Beck Research, which looks at the broad-based support for giving parents choices in how and where their kids are educated. The results show that across the political spectrum and across backgrounds, school choice is popular.  Backing for…
    Donna Martinez, January 18, 2019
  • “As you can see, the demand for high quality charter schools remains strong.”

    Those are the words of Dave Machado, director of the Office of Charter Schools for the state. What leads Machado to that statement? From the office’s December newsletter comes the facts about North Carolina’s empowered parents who choose public charter schools rather than the traditional public classroom. 109,389 students…
    Donna Martinez, January 16, 2019
  • A Modest Proposal for Pro-Growth Capital Gains Tax Reform

    It’s double taxation, it’s unfair, and North Carolina should do something about it. From Roy Cordato comes this commentary about much-needed capital gains tax reform. Here’s why: In North Carolina, capital gains are taxed the same as regular, wage income – at a flat rate of 5.25 percent. Under…
    Donna Martinez, January 15, 2019
  • Rasmussen: Voters See Border Wall As Effective But No Emergency

    President Trump has talked of declaring a national emergency in order to proceed with building the wall at the Southern border that he believes is necessary to curb illegal immigration. What do likely voters think of that idea? The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that…
    Donna Martinez, January 14, 2019
  • Looking For a Job? Market For Last-Mile Deliveries is Booming

    I enjoy watching changes in consumer buying behavior and the adapting marketplace. It’s the classic scenario of ‘find a need and fill it.’ Smart entrepreneurs will always have their eye toward emerging trends. Today comes the story of how the transportation industry is booming due to demand for so-called…
    Donna Martinez, January 10, 2019
  • Uber and Lyft Are Popular, and That Has Boston Officials Concerned

    As if Boston officials don’t have enough real challenges to deal with, it seems some are concerned that too many people are benefitting from ride sharing in Boston –– about 96,000 each day in 2017, according to the Boston Globe. That can’t be a good thing, right? So what…
    Donna Martinez, January 9, 2019