Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: September 2009

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    Change I could believe in.

    Posted in Education, Elections & Campaigns By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    "Wake diversity policy could be swept away" seems to leave no doubt where the News & Observer stands on next week's school board elections.  As usual educational establishment types like Jennifer Lanane of the Wake County Chapter of the N.C. Association of Educators seem absolutely miffed at  why anyone would want to "tinker" with a quality school system.  The […]

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    Sep
    30

    Did You Hear the One About…

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , , , , ,

    As I read the article “Election boards wonder if military ballots are too costly” in Saturday's Greensboro News and Record, I began to recall all the old jokes. If you are a government worker or former government worker as I have been, I know you’ve heard them too… “Why don’t government workers look out the […]

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    Sep
    30

    Gaston Lawmakers Oppose College for Illegals

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

    Two members of the North Carolina House of Representatives from Gaston County have announced their opposition to the recent policy decision by the NC Board of Community Colleges to admit illegal aliens.  Representatives Pearl Burris-Floyd and Wil Neumann, both Republicans, plan to introduce legislation when the General Assembly returns to Raleigh in May of 2010 […]

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    Sep
    30

    Health Care: Public Option Defeated (For Now)

    Posted in Healthcare By Brian Balfour

    The U.S. Senate Finance Committee last night voted down two different amendments that would have created a government "option" health insurance plan to "compete" with private insurance. A key Senate panel twice beat back efforts Tuesday to create a government-run insurance plan, dealing a crippling blow to the hopes of liberals seeking to expand the […]

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    Sep
    29

    Tax Reform Can't Mask Need for Spending Restraint

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour

    Under the Dome today references a recommendation made by Democratic strategist Gary Pearce: that Gov. Perdue should initiate significant state tax reform in the next couple of years. Pearce, in his Talking About Politicsblog, writes today that Perdue needs to find an issue that will get more attention than recent announcements she has made on new […]

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