Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 85)

  • Yes, It’s True: North Carolina Is a Destination For Teachers

    JLF’s Terry Stoops busts the Left’s narrative that North Carolina is driving teachers to leave the state in droves. According to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) data, the number of out-of-state teachers awarded their initial North Carolina teaching license and employed in a public school continues to outnumber…
    Donna Martinez, May 30, 2017
  • “Every time we hear, watch, or read the news, we are reminded that liberty is a rare commodity in this world.”

    President Ronald Reagan: This Memorial Day of 1983, we honor those brave Americans who died in the service of their country. I think an ancient scholar put it well when he wrote: “Let us now praise famous men . . . All these were honored in their generation, and were…
    Donna Martinez, May 28, 2017
  • Paying For Success: Changing How We Fund and Evaluate Programs

    Pay for a program first and ask questions about its effectiveness later. JLF’s Joe Coletti explains that’s usually how government operates. But there is a better way to determine what we spend and why. He reviews a practice known as ‘pay for success,’ which is gaining traction in the U.S. Read…
    Donna Martinez, May 28, 2017
  • Certificate-of-Need Law Impedes Lower-Cost Cataract Surgery

    It’s a common outpatient procedure for seniors, yet North Carolina’s Certificate-of-Need law caps the number of ambulatory surgery centers that offer the service and keeps ophthalmologists from performing the surgery in their offices. JLF’s Katherine Restrepo analyzes the impact here.
    Donna Martinez, May 26, 2017
  • JLF’s Katherine Restrepo Responds To Blue Cross Health Insurance Rate Increase

    If you buy your health insurance through Obamacare with Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, get ready to shell out even more for your coverage. On Thursday, the health insurer announced it has requested a 2018 rate hike for Obamacare policies that will average 22.9 percent. JLF’s health care…
    Donna Martinez, May 26, 2017
  • JLF’s Jon Pritchett in the Charlotte Observer: There’s Hope For Charlotte’s Future In Banking, Finance

    Writing in the Charlotte Observer, our Jon Pritchett analyzes Charlotte’s role in the finance industry. He says the city still has a strong future despite national bank consolidation. Among his thoughts: Charlotte may not ever go back to leading the nation in the number of giant banks headquartered downtown, but…
    Donna Martinez, May 25, 2017
  • Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson Assesses Current Redistricting Law

    Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the impact of the latest U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a North Carolina redistricting case. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch it here. Read Carolina Journal’s story on the Supreme Court ruling…
    Donna Martinez, May 25, 2017
  • NBA All-Star Championship returning to Charlotte in 2019

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal that not everyone is happy about news of the All-Star game. “The NBA’s decision to return to North Carolina while anti-LGBT laws remain on the books is troubling,” Hudson Taylor, executive director of Athlete Ally, said in an email to Carolina Journal. “We’re hopeful the NBA…
    Donna Martinez, May 24, 2017