Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2010

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    May
    28

    Senate Bill to Injure Athletic Trainers

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity By Andrew Henson | Tagged , , ,

    This is an example of the slow creeping growth of government, like a vine that extends itself a few inches more overnight.

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    May
    28

    Bad Bill of the Week 5/28

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Charles Walsh | Tagged , , ,

    The Bad Bill of the Week is back! This week bill(s) are S.B. 1113 and S.B. 1114: “What these bills would do is encourage city councils to invent projects that could be termed ‘aimed at energy efficiency’ in order to line the pockets of any contractor they favor with the money of Carrboro and Chapel […]

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    May
    28

    SD 9: Goolsby 55, Leutze 37

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Polling By Chris Hayes | Tagged , , , ,

    In the race to replace Democratic Sen. Julia Boseman in New Hanover county, Republican nominee Thom Goolsby starts the race with a large lead over Democrat Jim Leutze according to a Civitas poll released this week. Similar to the lead Bill Rabon enjoys in the neighboring 8th district, Goolsby is benefiting from having spent quite […]

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    May
    27

    English proficiency for driving? Do we really have to ask?

    Posted in Immigration By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    It looks like Pablo Escobar and Rep. Harold Brubaker won’t be sharing a taco anytime soon. The Randolph County Republican has introduced legislation to make all North Carolina drivers tests in English only, essentially ending the current driver’s test the NC DMV offers in Spanish, German, Russian, Arabic Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese. Mr. Brubaker’s […]

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    27

    Senate Democrats scramble to find votes on "charter lite" bill

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Matt Willoughby

    The state Senate passed a bill that would allow school districts to turn low performing schools into what it terms "charter schools" that would still be run by the school system. But Senate Democrats couldn't find enough sure votes at first to assure quick passage. There were apparently several head counts during a recess among […]

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