Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 88)

  • Polls: Trump Approval Sliding in North Carolina

    Carolina Journal reports: The Elon Poll reports 58 percent of respondents disapprove of Trump’s performance; 34 percent approve. Democrats overwhelmingly disapprove of the president’s performance, with 92 percent disapproving and only 5 percent in support. Republicans approve by a margin of 75-13 percent. Only 34 percent of Independents approve while…
    Donna Martinez, October 5, 2017
  • Carolina Journal: Lawmakers override Cooper’s veto of GenX, plastic bag ban bill

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports on early action in the special legislative session. The General Assembly swiftly and easily voted Wednesday to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of House Bill 56. The package of environmental law amendments diminishes counties’ monopoly on solid waste disposal sites and overturns what…
    Donna Martinez, October 4, 2017
  • 109,350 Restrictions Equalling Roughly 8.7 Million Words

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports on new data about North Carolina’s regulatory code that has been analyzed and released by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. North Carolina has so many regulations it would take a dozen 40-hour weeks, reading 300 words per minute, to navigate the state…
    Donna Martinez, October 4, 2017
  • Mercatus: A Snapshot of North Carolina Regulation in 2017

    The Mercatus Center at George Mason University has quantified North Carolina’s regulatory burden — and it is huge. Remember, these are state-based regulations in addition to federal regulations. Just imagine the impact. State RegData also reveals that the NCAC contains 109,350 restrictions and roughly 8.7 million words. It would…
    Donna Martinez, October 3, 2017
  • Carolina Journal: What To Expect During This Week’s Special Legislative Session

    Carolina Journal’s Lindsay Marchello reports on what we could see at the special session slated to begin Wednesday: (1) attempts to override vetoes issued by Gov. Roy Cooper, (2) consideration of new judicial maps, and (3) efforts to roll back regulations. Read the full story here.
    Donna Martinez, October 3, 2017
  • What Will Federal Tax Reform Mean To Your Wallet?

    JLF’s Mitch Kokai offers a short primer on the proposal to reform and cut federal taxes. Watch here. For more details, read an analysis by JLF’s Joe Coletti here.
    Donna Martinez, October 2, 2017
  • A Doctor Shares His Story…Don’t Miss It Monday at Noon

    Save your seat for Monday’s Shaftesbury Society presentation on heath care reform in North Carolina. 12 Noon at JLF.
    Donna Martinez, September 29, 2017
  • Who Benefits From The Federal Tax Reform Proposal?

    JLF’s Joe Coletti offers a primer on key components of proposed federal tax relief for middle-class families and businesses. He explains why the plan would make taxes simpler for most and offers suggestions for improvement. First, it reduces the number of tax brackets from seven ranging between 10 percent and 39.6 percent, to three brackets…
    Donna Martinez, September 29, 2017