Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: March 2010

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    It's Your Fault, Bev!

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Chris Hayes | Tagged , , ,

    Oh poor Gov. Perdue.  After President Obama announced that he was allowing offshore drilling to begin to proceed off the east coast (including North Carolina), she has the audacity to say that it is happening "with or without us." Well, Governor, who do you think has drug her feet on making a decision on offshore […]

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    DHIP:Big government comes to your neighborhood

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday’s News & Observer had a short story on the U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin’s appearance in Durham to praise that city’s Durham Health Initiative Project (DHIP).  DHIP is project between Duke Medicine and local government which attempts to map the health maladies of all of Durham — neighborhood by neighborhood –and then convince individuals to get care. The […]

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    After $1 billion Tax Hike, Perdue Still Doling Out Corporate Welfare

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    During North Carolina's "budget crisis" last summer, taxpayers were told that they need to fork over an additional $1 billion of their money in order to allegedly preserve the "bare essentials" of state government. It was one of the largest state tax hikes in the nation. Families across the state struggling to pay their bills were asked forced […]

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    Patient, Doctor, and Government – Who Decides?

    Posted in Healthcare By Marianne Suarez | Tagged , ,

    What is comparative effectiveness research and how will it affect the future of America’s health care? Did you know… Government funding for comparative effectiveness research has increased nearly seven-fold in the last two years? North Carolina will receive more than $30 million dollars this year for comparative effectiveness research? The North Carolina Legislature has already […]

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    Come Fly With Me, Let's Fly Away

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Jason Sutton | Tagged , , , ,

    Gov. Perdue recently said that her campaign made a mistake by not reporting 31 flights, which took place over the course of several years. Interestingly enough, these flights were reported around the time that the Easley Campaign began to come under fire for failing to report campaign flights that put donors over their state mandated contribution limits. […]

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