Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2009

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    Some Perspective on State Employee Pay Cuts

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Chris Hayes

    The first round of state employee pay cuts ordered by Gov. Bev Perdue to balance the state’s current budget deficit hit paychecks today, and as expected hard tales of financial ruin percolate throughout the media.   Of the 270,000+ state employees affected, how is it WRAL just happened to stumble upon a state employee whose husband […]

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    Deep Cuts?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour

    Lawmakers and special interest groups around Raleigh are in full-out panic mode over the state budget situation. Fears of "deep and draconian cuts" abound. But let's back up and have a look at the numbers. First off, when we hear government officials speak of the budget "deficit" for the coming fiscal year, what they are […]

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    Local Govt. Out of Control

    Posted in Uncategorized By Jeff Mixon | Tagged

    Ever wonder how far the bureaucrats that run local government can go?  Apparently, under the aegis of zoning and land use regulations, they can go pretty far. What personal, non-business activity would be so bad that the zoning gestapo would need to investigate and interrogate homeowners?  What if your neighbors hosted a weekly bible study […]

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    NCAE Education Poll: A Second Look

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke

    Faced with managing a $3 billion state budget deficit, the House education budget writers have proposed nearly $1 billion in cuts and the loss of thousands of teacher jobs. The plan has also sent the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), the lobbyists for the teachers unions into “war mode”. NCAE’s first shot was release of a survey […]

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    Homeowners Association Run Amok – Bad Bill of the Week

    Posted in Uncategorized By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Once again a hard week to decide on the BBOTW. It was hard not to go with the NC Colon Hydrotherapy Licensure bill – maybe another week, but I think the Community Association Managers Licensure was more worthy because of all of the bad things that will result. Higher costs for homeowners, more government bureaucracy and […]

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