Donna Martinez

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Posts by Donna Martinez (page 86)

  • 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
  • Graphic Novels as College Texts?

    Shannon Watkins from the Martin Center for Academic Renewal writes an interesting piece about the growing prominence of graphic novels as the subject of college courses. Many English departments are now beginning to offer courses on graphic novels, which integrate text and visual imagery. Graphic novels are increasingly studied…
    Donna Martinez, May 24, 2017
  • Taxation By Citation

    With Americans now paying close attention to property tax rates and tax hikes, have we become a ‘citation nation’? Writing at City Journal, Jarrett Dieterle cites example after example of cities that are relying more on tickets, fines and fees to finance government. Although Dieterle doesn’t tag the practice…
    Donna Martinez, May 24, 2017
  • Care About Criminal Justice Reform in North Carolina?

    Really interesting piece by our Mitch Kokai about North Carolina’s criminal code. It came across as an offhand comment, not designed to sway colleagues to vote one way or another. But Rep. Larry Yarborough, R-Person, uttered one sentence last week on the floor of the state House of Representatives…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
  • JLF’s Roy Cordato Cited In American Institute For Economic Research

    In his piece on the corporate income tax, Sheldon Richman cites work by JLF’s Roy Cordato. Here’s a sample: The corporate tax has another serious problem: it constitutes double and even triple taxation, which hardly seems fair. Cordato notes that corporation employees and consumers, who pay individual income taxes, have…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017
  • N.C. Senate Tax Cut Plan: Percentage Reductions in Taxes

    This week, House lawmakers continue their budget work in earnest, now that their colleagues in the N.C. Senate have passed a General Fund budget plan. A key issue for both chambers is deciding on a tax cut/tax reform component that results in working North Carolinians keeping more of what they…
    Donna Martinez, May 23, 2017