Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: June 2009

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    Budget Crisis and Planes

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged

    Does anyone else find it ironic that while the NC legislature prepares to hit taxpayers with new taxes in excess of a billion dollars it continues to fund an air force in excess of 60 aircraft including a corporate jet for executive transport? And I am not including the National Guard in this number.   

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    Jun
    30

    Little Benefit from Being a Moderate

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Chris Hayes

    Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight.com has an interesting analysis of the median voter theorem in which he says that being a so-called moderate elected official is only worth a roughly 2 percentage point advantage. Certainly the median congressmember is important: by definition, it's that marginal vote you need to get a majority. But where do the […]

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    Jun
    30

    The Unintended Effects of the Plastic Bag Ban

    Posted in Uncategorized By Chris Hayes | Tagged

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    Jun
    29

    Another Incentives Failure

    Posted in Uncategorized By Chris Hayes | Tagged

    Dell, Google, now Inspiration Networks joins the list of unfulfilled incentive promises. Thankfully, this one is South Carolina's problem, not ours.  But it is just one more example of the folly of the incentive game. South Carolina pledged $26 million in incentives to Inspiration Networks, a non-profit religious broadcaster, to move its campus from Charlotte […]

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    Jun
    29

    NC charter schools get help from a new friend…

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke

    North Carolina’s cap on charter schools keeps thousands of students from attending the school of their choice. This morning's News & Observer tells us the state’s cap may also cost the state millions in federal innovation grants. Encouraged by the positive results of many charter schools, the Obama administration is encouraging states to expand their number.  […]

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