Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2007

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    More Transparency in Funding is Good

    Posted in Uncategorized By Civitas Staff | Tagged

    Chloe Gossage has a good piece about recent changes in review processes for line items, non-profs, etc. who will have to justify their funding. This means more transparency in Raleigh–which is always a good thing.

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    May
    31

    The Arrogance and Elitism of the Bureaucrat

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Civitas Staff

    … was exemplified in these words by Senator Marc Basnight, quoted in the Insider: "We took a big step in building a knowledge-based economy," said Basnight, D-Dare, adding that a vote of the people wasn't a must because the projects are so important. (Emphasis added.) I know it looks like we're picking on Basnight, but […]

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    May
    30

    Twice in a day…

    Posted in Uncategorized By Chris Hayes | Tagged

    I'm thinking we might have to start a "Media Watch" blog just to point out all the misinformation and bias contained in media reports. Unfortunately, at the current rate, we'd probably need to hire someone full time to write about it. The latest entry is currently the headline article on the News & Observer regarding […]

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    May
    30

    Should We Be Suspicious, Senator Basnight?

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Max Borders | Tagged , ,

    Whenever you see a curious environmental regulation plugged randomly into a state budget, you have to ask: who benefits? Consider this latest curiosity … a special provision of the proposed Senate budget bill (shoved between a section on funding for cancer research and a subsection about the powers of the House and Senate appropriations committees). […]

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    May
    30

    By the Power of Greyskull!

    Posted in Uncategorized By Chris Hayes | Tagged

    Everyone knows that Senate President Pro Tempore Mark Basnight (D-Dare) is one of the most powerful (if not THE most powerful) political leader in North Carolina.However, for him to claim a statewide mandate may be a little far fetched. According to the News & Observer when asked about the $1.2 billion in new debt proposed […]

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