Posts by donnamartinez (page 4)

  • Reformers Set The Pace For Job Growth

    We are blessed to live in a state where courageous reformers have answered voters’ repeated calls for change. The reform agenda in North Carolina since 2011 has led to a historic transformation of our state, reversing decades of ill-conceived progressive policies. Government programs are being evaluated, spending and borrowing are…
    donnamartinez, December 22, 2014
  • Mark Steyn: “Free speech is in retreat around the world”

    I love Mark Steyn’s writing. He is, of course, known for his biting wit, which is terrific and entertaining. But I also appreciate his intellect and writing style. In this piece, Steyn takes on the “Beverly Hills big shots” over their quick cave to threats over “The Interview.” Free…
    donnamartinez, December 19, 2014
  • There Is Hope For Kids Who Need Our Help

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports on a development in education policy that offers hope for a better future for kids in areas of the state that, for now, have few education options. Some state education officials are hoping that a plan approved by the State Board of Education and…
    donnamartinez, December 19, 2014
  • Rejoice For The Children

    Those of us who believe every child, no matter his/her circumstances, deserves an opportunity to learn in an environment that best suits his/her individual needs and interests can rejoice in the latest news about North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship program. The N.C. Supreme Court says the state can commence administrative…
    donnamartinez, December 16, 2014
  • Wake Schools To Keep Taxpayer Money For Kids They Aren’t Teaching

    Unbelievable. That’s the only apt description of what the News & Observer reports is occurring in Wake County schools. Wake has enrolled 1,023 fewer students than the funding that was appropriated to the system by the state. It’s not unusual for projected enrollment to differ from actual enrollment. Projections…
    donnamartinez, December 15, 2014
  • Light Rail About Freedom? No, It’s About Tax Hike To Fund Train Very Few Will Ride

    Carolina Journal’s Dan Way reports today on the relentless push by Wake County Democrats/progressives, who now control the county commission, to push ahead with a costly light rail plan that is highly unlikely to deliver on the utopian promises its supporters espouse. Just last year, consultants recommended expanding bus…
    donnamartinez, December 15, 2014
  • Rep. Mark Meadows Pushes For Obamacare Answers

    North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows of the 11th District this week questioned Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of Medicare and Medicaid Services, about Obamacare costs and tax liability. It’s a fascinating exchange about Obamacare’s impact.
    donnamartinez, December 12, 2014
  • It’s Free, It’s Free, It’s Free!

    AEI’s James Pethokoukis looks at plans by progressives to help get young voters to the polls in 2016. How about “free” college for everyone?! This is exactly the kind of proposal which should make people skeptical of government. That’s right, make no demands on the higher education industry to…
    donnamartinez, December 12, 2014