Donna Martinez

VP of Marketing and Communications

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 9)

  • President Trump Donates His Salary. Here’s Where.

    President Trump makes $400,000/year as president. He doesn’t accept it, however. Each quarter, he donates $100,000. As Fortune explains, the latest donation is to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The president has spoken openly about his brother Fred, who had a serious alcohol problem. What about…
    Donna Martinez, March 11, 2019
  • Poll: Trump job approval rating up 3 points since January

    The new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows President Trump’s job approval rating sits at 46 percent. That’s up 3 points since January. The Hill reports: A wide majority of Republican respondents — 88 percent — are among those who approve of the job the president is doing, the poll…
    Donna Martinez, March 4, 2019
  • JLF’s Joe Coletti: Voters Should Be Wary of Charlotte Tax Hike For the Arts

    JLF Senior Fellow Joe Coletti shares his concern about a proposed sales tax hike in Charlotte to fund the arts. His views were published Sunday in a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer. In the letter, he advises Charlotte voters to learn from what has occurred in…
    Donna Martinez, February 25, 2019
  • My Favorite Passage In the President’s State of the Union Speech

    My husband is a former speechwriter, so I have a special interest in, and appreciation for, the words that are crafted to convey a leader’s vision and thoughts. My practice is to listen or watch a speech, and then a few days later, read the text. I usually find nuggets…
    Donna Martinez, February 14, 2019
  • Poll: Voters Not Convinced Tax Increases On Wealthiest Americans Benefit the Economy

      As progressives move even further to the Left and endorse policies that clearly make them welfare statists, a new poll shows that Americans are not convinced about the call to soak the wealthy with sky-high marginal tax rates. From Rasmussen: Most voters agree that government spending and taxes…
    Donna Martinez, February 11, 2019
  • Why Wait For the Feds To Act? States Can Make a Huge Difference

    The Pew Research Center’s January 2019 survey of U.S. adults resulted in an interesting list of priorities for President Trump and the U.S. Congress. The top three? The economy, health care costs, and education. But why wait for the federal government and federal officials to take action? Certainly, let’s…
    Donna Martinez, February 6, 2019
  • Hog Farmers Followed State Regulations But Still Got Sued

    Our Senior Fellow and former secretary of the Department of Environmental Quality asks pointed questions about why hog farmers who complied with regulations are being hauled into court. In an op-ed published in the News and Observer, van der Vaart lays out his case. Imagine you’re one of…
    Donna Martinez, February 2, 2019
  • There’s a Better Way: The Case Against Expanding Medicaid

    Some in North Carolina want to expand Medicaid to able-bodied, childless adults. But there’s a better way to make sure vulnerable populations have access to medical care, and to lower costs. Our Jordan Roberts makes the case against expanding Medicaid in North Carolina: Expanding Medicaid is a temporary, albeit…
    Donna Martinez, January 30, 2019