Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: December 2008

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    Dec
    23

    Yet Another Fetal Homicide Attempt

    Posted in Uncategorized By Jeff Mixon | Tagged

    Here we go again. Pregnant women are at risk in North Carolina. While this current case has a mother-to-be unresponsive in the hospital with the unborn child's status unknown, it has happened here before. The death of an unborn child and mother is a surprisingly frequent occurrence in North Carolina and the law does not address […]

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    Dec
    23

    N.C.'s Taxpayer-financed Campaigns are Unconstitutional

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Brian Balfour

    So says Locke Foundation analyst Daren Bakst in this article. Bakst describes a recent US Supreme Court decision that has direct implications on the "matching funds" element used in NC's public campaign financing system. (read more about NC's scheme to force taxpayers to finance political campaigns here) State legislators take an oath to uphold the […]

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    Dec
    23

    Raleigh's Police Chief: Solving Problems

    Posted in Uncategorized By Jeff Mixon | Tagged

    Whenever public servants are mentioned in the media, it usually involves criticism of their job performance or the revelation of some sort of character flaw.  This is even more the case in the blogosphere.  But, when we see our public leaders doing the right thing, this too must be recognized. Raleigh's Chief of Police has […]

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    Dec
    23

    Budget Hole Growing

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour

    The budget hole for current fiscal year continues to grow, according to a Fiscal Research report. Tax revenues are down 6.1% compared to revenue projections that were used while crafting the budget. The new numbers are down even more from the 5% below projections Fiscal Research reported in November. A few weeks ago, legislative economists […]

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    Dec
    22

    Inauguration Spellcheck

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jeff Mixon

    You would think if you paid $30,000 for the privilege of sponsoring part of the governor-elect's inauguration, you could at least have your name spelled right on the invitation.  Not so the case for Mega-law firm McGuireWoods.The official invite listed the Richmond based firm as McQuireWoods (sic) (but has since been updated online). The firm […]

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