Donna Martinez

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Posts by Donna Martinez (page 86)

  • Keeping More Of Your Money: What the Senate’s Proposed $1 Billion Tax Cut Means To You

    The N.C. Senate budget plan includes a $1 billion tax cut over the biennium. JLF’s Joe Coletti details the changes here. Take a quick look and then read the whole piece. It includes lots more great information about the Senate’s restrained spending plan. Personal Income Tax Reduces the personal…
    Donna Martinez, May 20, 2017
  • The Hidden Taxes in North Carolina’s Sales Tax

    Dr. Roy Cordato explains a key point of North Carolina tax policy that many of us don’t realize. I am referring to the fact that North Carolina taxes final sales of products to the end consumer and business to business on sales. That is, it taxes goods that are inputs…
    Donna Martinez, May 19, 2017
  • Is a $30 Million Ballpark a Good Investment for High Point Taxpayers?

    High Point is one of the many cities across this country that believe in the value of a sports facility to spur economic growth. As our Julie Tisdale details in this piece, there’s a fascinating new development in the story of High Point’s desire to build a ballpark. Nido Qubein,…
    Donna Martinez, May 18, 2017
  • Now THIS is Educational Innovation

    A cool $24 million. That’s the return on investment of $15,000 in Snap Inc. made by a California private school. Writing at heartland.org, reporter Michael McGrady tells the story, with comments from JLF’s Terry Stoops. “When government is not the sole financier of an educational institution, school leaders can focus…
    Donna Martinez, May 18, 2017
  • ‘Raise the Age’ Advances as House Bill 280 Passes 104-8

    JLF’s Becki Gray reports House Bill 280 has passed the N.C. House by a vote of 104-8. Next stop: the N.C. Senate. What is House Bill 280 all about, and what’s been proposed in the Senate? Our Jon Guze spells it out here.
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2017
  • Federal Border Tax Could Mean $800 Million Hike in N.C. Insurance Premiums

    A proposed federal border-adjustment tax would cost North Carolina consumers an additional $800 million in higher property-casualty insurance premiums over the next decade. That’s the bottom-line conclusion from a report issued by the John Locke Foundation and the Washington, D.C.-based R Street Institute. The tax would hit this…
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2017
  • We’re The Outlier in Juvenile Justice, and That Could Change Soon

    We’re expecting a serious discussion about juvenile justice reform at the General Assembly Wednesday. Why? Because in 44 states and the District of Columbia, the age at which young offenders age out of the juvenile justice system is now 18. In five states, it is 17. That leaves North Carolina…
    Donna Martinez, May 17, 2017