Donna Martinez

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Posts by Donna Martinez (page 87)

  • Carolina Journal: Supreme Court Strikes Down N.C. Legislative Districts

    We have breaking Supreme Court news on this Monday. Read Carolina Journal’s report here.
    Donna Martinez, June 5, 2017
  • Analysis: House Budget Plan Proposes Fixing a Facilities Hole

    The House budget’s transfer of $365 million to the Repairs and Renovations Reserve is three times what the Senate or Gov. Cooper proposed, writes JLF’s Joe Coletti. Despite legal requirements, there has rarely been enough money to cover costs of existing facilities, even as state government added new construction…
    Donna Martinez, June 5, 2017
  • Analysis: House Budget Lifts Cap On State Match For Light Rail Funding

    After previously capping the amount of state funds that can be allocated to regional light rail projects, the House budget lifts the cap entirely. Writes JLF’s Julie Tisdale: Last year, the General Assembly capped the percentage of state funding for light rail projects.  According to that provision, state…
    Donna Martinez, June 5, 2017
  • Join Us Monday: Treasurer Dale Folwell To Discuss ‘The Price of Promises’

    Bring your lunch to JLF Monday and join us for a fascinating presentation by North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell. The noon event is free. The State Health Plan is a division of the Treasurer’s office. As Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reported recently, a judge’s ruling about the Health Plan…
    Donna Martinez, June 4, 2017
  • JLF President: Border-Adjustment Tax Would Hit NC’s Property Insurance Market Hard

    Writing at, JLF President and CEO Kory Swanson and R Street Institute’s Ian Adams warn North Carolinians that our state would be hit especially hard if the ill-advised proposal for a federal border-adjustment tax (BAT) is adopted. The analysis comes from a new JLF/R Street report on…
    Donna Martinez, June 3, 2017
  • Good For Wicked Weed, Writes CJ’s John Trump at

    Published at, Carolina Journal Managing Editor John Trump gives his take on the backlash against Asheville-based Wicked Weed for selling the business to Anheuser-Busch InBev. He also discusses the larger point. We can let the free market reign or stunt growth through means both legal and legislative. In contrast…
    Donna Martinez, June 2, 2017
  • JLF’s Julie Tisdale Pans High Point’s Plan For a City Baseball Stadium

    Julie Tisdale, John Locke Foundation city and county policy analyst, explains why she opposes a taxpayer-funded baseball stadium for High Point. Tisdale offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. WATCH the interview here.
    Donna Martinez, June 2, 2017
  • No Paris Deal: Mitch Kokai Assesses President Trump’s Decision

    Mitch Kokai, John Locke Foundation senior political analyst, analyzes President Trump’s decision to reject his predecessor’s Paris climate deal. Kokai offered these comments during the June 1, 2017, edition of Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” Watch here.
    Donna Martinez, June 2, 2017