Donna Martinez

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Posts by Donna Martinez (page 84)

  • House Education Budget: A Pretty Good Package

    What’s in the House education budget? It’s not perfect, but there are some pretty good things, writes JLF’s Terry Stoops. His biggest thumbs-up goes to this: By far, the most exciting part of the House budget is the plan to create the Joint Legislative Task Force on Education Finance…
    Donna Martinez, June 2, 2017
  • Watch JLF On TV Tonight: Mitch Kokai Joins “Capital Tonight”

    It’s official. President Trump has announced he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate deal. Our Mitch Kokai joins Spectrum’s “Capital Tonight” to talk about the decision Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017
  • Exclusive To Carolina Journal: Top House Budget Writer Nelson Dollar Talks Spending, Education, Transportation

    Reporter Kari Travis has an in-depth Q&A with Rep. Nelson Dollar of Wake County. Among the questions to, and answers from, one of the top budget writers in the House: Q: What makes you most proud in this budget? What is not in it that you regret…
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017
  • Triangle Business Journal Checks In With Mitch Kokai On Tax Reform

    As we come down to final House discussions over the chamber’s proposed General Fund budget plan, the Triangle Business Journal asked Mitch Kokai to assess the House tax package and what comes next. “We would like the final compromise negotiators to work on something that is broad-based and effects as…
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017
  • JLF ‘Raise the Age’ Report Cited By Pew Charitable Trust

    In a piece written for Stateline by Teresa Wiltz, the reporter looks at how ‘raise the age’ laws might reduce recidivism among juveniles. Wiltz spoke with JLF’s Jon Guze, who has written about data that should inform the policy debate in North Carolina. In a report this year about the…
    Donna Martinez, June 1, 2017
  • Like Senate, House Budget Boosts Opportunity Scholarship Funding, But With Changes

    Carolina Journal reports on how the House budget plan deals with the program that gives low-income families a chance to choose the private school that works best for them. The  Senate and House Budget proposals look to expand the program, but the House plan also includes a requirement for…
    Donna Martinez, May 31, 2017
  • JLF’s Mitch Kokai Assesses President Trump’s First Overseas Trip

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, discusses President Trump’s first official visit to foreign countries. Kokai offered these comments during the May 26, 2017, edition of UNC-TV’s “Front Row with Marc Rotterman.” Watch here.  …
    Donna Martinez, May 30, 2017
  • Need a Scorecard for NC’s Redistricting Battles? We’ve Got One.

    Who’s suing who, and for what reason? Our Mitch Kokai sorts out the legal battles over North Carolina election maps here.
    Donna Martinez, May 30, 2017