Donna Martinez

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Posts by Donna Martinez (page 85)

  • Federal court could have trouble ruling ‘promptly’ on redistricting

    Carolina Journal reports on late-breaking Friday redistricting news. The three-judge federal panel reviewing North Carolina’s legislative districts wants to respond quickly to the U.S. Supreme Court, making a 2017 special legislative session possible. But it’s not clear if it will get the information it requires from the defendants in…
    Donna Martinez, June 10, 2017
  • Who knew “It’s a Wonderful Life” Would Make Its Way Into a NC Supreme Court Opinion

    From Mitch Kokai: Newby also crafted the most amusing opinion handed down today. In the unanimous decision of State v. Jones, Newby offered a concurring opinion relying on the longstanding judicial principles of … “It’s A Wonderful Life.” In Jones the high court reversed the N.C. Court of Appeals in…
    Donna Martinez, June 9, 2017
  • Setting Tax Priorities, Simplifying The Tax Code

    The franchise tax. The sales tax. The corporate income tax. The personal income tax. JLF’s Joe Coletti analyzes tax reform proposals in the House and Senate budget plans. For example: Both budget proposals would increase the standard deduction available to taxpayers. The Senate’s plan would raise the amount for…
    Donna Martinez, June 9, 2017
  • Paper or Plastic? Consumers Should Be Able to Choose

    From JLF’s Julie Tisdale: Senate Bill 434 has a pretty inspiring title: “An Act to Amend Certain Environmental and Natural Resources Laws.”  But the significance of the legislation is far greater than the title might suggest.  There are a lot of different bits rolled into this one piece of legislation,…
    Donna Martinez, June 9, 2017
  • Game over: General Assembly says no to special session on redistricting

    Gov. Roy Cooper may have run out of legal options to counter House and Senate action canceling his order to convene Thursday in a 14-day special session, a longtime General Assembly in-house lawyer says. Read Dan Way’s full story here.
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2017
  • General Assembly Cancels Special Redistricting Session

    Carolina Journal has the very latest: Legislative Republicans wasted little time Thursday dispatching Gov. Roy Cooper’s call for an extra session to draw new legislative districts. Very latest details here.
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2017
  • Picked Up By Greensboro News & Record: JLF’s Tisdale On High Point’s Misguided Stadium Plan

    She’s a baseball fanatic, but JLF’s Julie Tisdale isn’t happy with High Point’s latest swing at a stadium. Published at On Monday, April 3, as teams across the country opened their seasons in front of excited fans, High Point voted, 8-1, to spend $15 million on a downtown…
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2017
  • Appropriate Environmental Curriculum Or Propaganda?

    What is the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) teaching kids? reports: Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration have rolled out an environmental curriculum to be implemented in high school Earth Science and AP Environment classes across the state. “It’s Our Air”…
    Donna Martinez, June 8, 2017