Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2008

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    May
    30

    More for More at Four? Think Again.

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke

    Before voting to spend another $23 million to expand More at Four, lawmakers should be required to read the Charlotte Observer article by Ann Doss Helms, “Does Bright Beginnings really work?” Helms shows how Bright Beginnings  – which in part, served as the model for More at Four – was passed on the promise that […]

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    May
    30

    18 Years Old – Period

    Posted in Life & Family Issues By Max Borders | Tagged

    There are some new clever, but epicyclical, ways of determining whether someone is underage for drinking. For example, N.C. is considering vertical driver's licenses for people under 21. Now that's smart, but probably more bureaucratic and costly. So what would be the simple, copernican approach? Let's make everything happen at 18. Drinking age. Driving age. […]

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    May
    30

    287(g) Refunded in Proposed House Budget

    Posted in Immigration By Jameson Taylor

    The N&O is reporting that House budget writers are proposing "$1 million to help sheriffs enforce federal immigration law." In short, the House seems set to refund the 287(g) program. Last year's budget, allocated $750,000 in nonrecurring funds for the program, which is now in place in several counties throughout North Carolina, with the ongoing […]

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    May
    29

    What Recession?

    Posted in Economics By Max Borders | Tagged

    Commerce Department says we're still growing.-Max Borders

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    May
    29

    Do You Want Fries With That EITC?

    Posted in Uncategorized By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    From today's Finance Committee meeting comes approval of HB2642. The bill slightly increases the size of the state's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The state tax credit will be in addition to the federal credit eligible people already receive. To be eligible, you must be below certain income thresholds, based on filing status and number […]

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