Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: March 2009

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    Any Way This Comes Out Fair?

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Chris Hayes

    We've already learned how the General Assembly leadership loves to stack the deck of "study committees" with people who have their minds made up, so will it be any surprise who gets appointed to this committee. H952 would authorize a study committee on teacher compensation specifically to look at merit-based proposals.  Along with members appointed […]

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    31

    Card Check Reality

    Posted in Uncategorized By Chris Hayes | Tagged

    Our friends at the Heritage Foundation put together this video with a former union organizer to demonstrate the lengths the unions will go to in order to get signed cards.

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    Mar
    30

    Maybe This is Why Nobody Knows Who Marc Basnight Is…

    Posted in Uncategorized By Chris Hayes | Tagged

    From an article in American Journalism Review: This winter, AJR conducted its fifth census of newspaper reporters who cover state government, its first since 2003, and found a staggering loss of reporting firepower at America's state capitols. The tally found only 355 full-time newspaper reporters at the nation's state capitols, a 32 percent decrease from […]

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    30

    Gov. Say — And Gov. Do

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke

    For only being in office two month’s Governor Perdue is already perfecting the art of saying one thing and doing another.  At her remarks at last week’s North Carolina Association of Educator’s convention  in Raleigh, Perdue used the time to reiterate her promise to fight for teacher jobs and protect public education from state budget […]

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    Free Community College for Convicts

    Posted in Education, Immigration, Legislative Activity By Jeff Mixon | Tagged

    In a recently introduced bill, Representatives Larry Womble (D-Forsyth), Earline Parmon (D-Forsyth) and Pricey Harrison (D-Guilford) propose to give free tuition to recently released convicts. While the merits of giving people that have committed crimes against society a leg up after they complete their obligations to the state can be debated at length, there remains […]

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