Donna Martinez

Senior Writer and Editor

Posts by Donna Martinez (page 92)

  • Columnists: Federal Tax Cuts Would Spur More Women Entrepreneurs

    Interesting labor force data from Carrie Lukas  of the Independent Women’s Forum and Elaine Parker of the Job Creators Network Foundation. Writing at, the two authors make the case for federal tax cuts/reform and its impact on women. Encouraging more women to join the workforce would have huge economic impacts.
    Donna Martinez, September 13, 2017
  • Hear Mitch Kokai Discuss Taking Map-Drawing Process Out of the Hands of Elected Officials

    As legislators work to draw election maps that pass legal muster, the John Locke Foundation continues to be a voice for an independent redistricting process. JLF’s Mitch Kokai joined WCHL radio for a community forum on the subject. He was joined by Rep. David Price of North Carolina’s 4th…
    Donna Martinez, September 11, 2017
  • The Aftermath of Disaster and the Power of the Individual

    “NC Spin” host Tom Campbell asked the panel a question that’s on the mind of many this week: Why does it take a natural disaster to bring us together? WATCH.
    Donna Martinez, September 11, 2017
  • About That Makeup School Controversy …

    Rick Henderson, Carolina Journal editor-in-chief, discusses the case of a Charlotte makeup artist fighting N.C. regulations that block her from starting a makeup school. Henderson offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Watch it here. Read the Carolina Journal story about Jasna Bukvic-Bhayani…
    Donna Martinez, September 8, 2017
  • Your Cheatin’ Heart May Land You in Hot Water … and In Court

    This week’s decision from the N.C. Court of Appeals means that aggrieved spouses can continue to file lawsuits against the person who cheated with their spouse. JLF’s Jon Guze looks at the case and what could come next.
    Donna Martinez, September 8, 2017
  • School Scores Show Continued Progress Overall, Low-Income Schools Still Lagging

    Carolina Journal reports on data released at this week’s state Board of Education meeting. The majority of all schools earned a C or higher, with 3.5 percent getting the highest grade — A +NG. A +NG schools don’t have a significant achievement or graduation gap. Only 3.8 percent of…
    Donna Martinez, September 8, 2017
  • Tonight: Guilford County Commissioners Vote On Taxpayer Funding For High Point Ballpark

    Julie Tisdale provides this background and guidance on tonight’s vote in Guilford County. Guilford County Commissioners will vote tonight on a package to finance a downtown ballpark facility in High Point and commit increased tax revenues to the project for the next twenty years.  While the project…
    Donna Martinez, September 7, 2017
  • The Politics of Federal Funding For Harvey Relief

    Is President Trump making things more difficult when it comes to working with Congress? Mitch Kokai discusses the debate over federal funding for people hurt by Hurricane Harvey. He joined Wednesday’s panel for Spectrum News’ “Capital Tonight.” WATCH here.
    Donna Martinez, September 7, 2017