Donna Martinez

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Posts by Donna Martinez (page 81)

  • High NC Electricity Rates Hit Low-Income Families Especially Hard

    North Carolina electric ratepayers are spending much more money than they need to spend on their electric bills, thanks to the state’s application of a nearly 40-year-old federal law. The extra costs hit low-income residents especially hard. Those are two key findings of a new John Locke Foundation report. It…
    Donna Martinez, June 7, 2017
  • N.C. Approach To Federal Law Proves Costly For Electric Ratepayers

    North Carolina electric ratepayers are spending much more money than they need to spend on their electric bills, thanks to the state’s application of a nearly 40-year-old federal law. The extra costs hit low-income residents especially hard. Those are two key findings of a new John Locke Foundation report.
    Donna Martinez, June 6, 2017
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai Discusses the N.C. House Budget

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses the N.C. House budget for 2017-19 and the next steps in the state budget process. Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, June 6, 2017
  • Save Your Seat Now: Chief Justice Mark Martin To Speak At JLF

    Join JLF Monday, June 12 at Noon as we host Chief Justice Mark Martin of the North Carolina Supreme Court. The event is free. Register here. In September 2015, Chief Justice Mark Martin convened the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice. This independent, multidisciplinary commission…
    Donna Martinez, June 6, 2017
  • Why Should N.C. Businesses Like the House Budget?

    Becki Gray, John Locke Foundation senior vice president, lists three items N.C. businesses should like about the state House budget. Gray offered these comments during the June 2, 2017, edition of the N.C. Channel’s “Bottom Line.” WATCH here. You’ll find Becki’s full assessment of the House budget here. Among her…
    Donna Martinez, June 6, 2017
  • Carolina Journal: Supreme Court Strikes Down N.C. Legislative Districts

    We have breaking Supreme Court news on this Monday. Read Carolina Journal’s report here.
    Donna Martinez, June 5, 2017
  • Analysis: House Budget Plan Proposes Fixing a Facilities Hole

    The House budget’s transfer of $365 million to the Repairs and Renovations Reserve is three times what the Senate or Gov. Cooper proposed, writes JLF’s Joe Coletti. Despite legal requirements, there has rarely been enough money to cover costs of existing facilities, even as state government added new construction…
    Donna Martinez, June 5, 2017
  • Analysis: House Budget Lifts Cap On State Match For Light Rail Funding

    After previously capping the amount of state funds that can be allocated to regional light rail projects, the House budget lifts the cap entirely. Writes JLF’s Julie Tisdale: Last year, the General Assembly capped the percentage of state funding for light rail projects.  According to that provision, state…
    Donna Martinez, June 5, 2017