Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 8)

  • Why Is Fish Scarce, But We Don’t Run Out of Turkeys?

    As millions of us prepare to buy a turkey and prepare all the delectable dishes that go along with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, JLF’s Senior Economist, Roy Cordato, poses a fascinating question about why we sometimes see scarcity when it comes to popular fish such as tuna or cod, but…
    Donna Martinez, November 16, 2018
  • How To Save $2 Billion In Health Care Costs

    Hard to imagine, but in a Weekly Standard piece, Ike Brannon makes the case that this is true: We could save $2 billion by adopting a more efficient eye dropper to dispense the drops doctors prescribe for their patients. Brannon writes that the market in eye drops is worth $3.4…
    Donna Martinez, November 14, 2018
  • A Robust Discuss of Education in North Carolina Starts With Facts

    With the election over and thoughts turning to 2019, the next state budget cycle, and the work of the General Assembly, I hope we have a robust discussion about priorities — education for example. The current General Assembly has made K-12 education a priority. Let’s start with the…
    Donna Martinez, November 13, 2018
  • Carolina Journal: House Democrats Have Big Night, End GOP Supermajority

    Carolina Journal reports on Tuesday’s election results. Good night for North Carolina Democrats seeking to regain some power in the General Assembly. State Democrats accomplished a major goal in Tuesday’s midterm election, breaking the Republican Party’s supermajority in the General Assembly. Unofficial results show the GOP, which has a…
    Donna Martinez, November 7, 2018
  • “The historic rise in costs for American businesses, farmers and consumers is only the beginning”

    Reality bites. Here’s the impact — so far — of President Trump’s misguided tariff policies. U.S. businesses shelled out $4.4 billion in tariffs in September, a surge of more than 50 percent from the same month a year ago, according to the groups, which are operating under a coalition…
    Donna Martinez, November 6, 2018
  • Cooper’s $58 million pipeline agreement under the microscope

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti previews an upcoming legislative committee meeting that will begin looking at questions raised by an agreement between Gov. Roy Cooper and companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. At issue is the $58 million Memorandum of Understanding announced by Cooper hours after the Department of…
    Donna Martinez, November 2, 2018
  • Protesters Disrupt Moment of Silence For Murder Victims

    Do these protesters really believe they are persuading anyone to rethink their views by doing this to Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn?  When Blackburn began her speech before a crowd of hundreds, she was twice interrupted, resulting in more chants. One woman in a wheelchair was pushed out…
    Donna Martinez, October 30, 2018
  • Supreme Court candidates face off in unusual three-candidate forum

    Carolina Journal’s Kari Travis reports on the 3-person race for a seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. The candidates participated in a forum earlier this week, hosted by the Triangle chapter of the Federalist Society. The candidates are Barbara Jackson, Chris Anglin, and Anita Earls. Democrats hold a…
    Donna Martinez, October 25, 2018