Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: January 2011

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    State House could vote on healthcare repeal this week despite Florida ruling

    Posted in Economics, Healthcare, Legislative Activity By Matt Willoughby | Tagged ,

    The state House could vote as early as Tuesday on HB2 to repeal the mandate in the national healthcase act that would require individuals to buy health insurance. Although a federal judge in Florida ruled the federal law was unconstitutional, the case still has to go through appeals and could get derailed. State Democrats again tried […]

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    CBO Report Shows ObamaCare Will Cause Massive Future Budget Deficit

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Karen Duquette | Tagged , , , , , ,

    The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its new 10 year baseline, which shows “daunting economic and budgetary challenges” facing the United States.  Without change, the nation could potentially face a Greece-like economic crisis according to Heritage budget expert Brian Riedl. One such policy driving the deficit is the “doc fix.” Ever year, doctors are scheduled […]

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    Blended learning: let's first get the facts straight

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Blended Learning is one of the new hot topics in education reform circles.  In brief, blended learning seeks to combine the best of online and face-to-face learning.  Last week  Bill Tucker of Education Next  tries to set the record straight by taking the New York Times to task for a slanted article on Florida virtual classrooms that use […]

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    A new bill wants more money for Children's Advocacy Center

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Public Safety By Matt Willoughby | Tagged ,

    Despite the budget crisis some Democrats want the legislature to fork over $575,000 to the Children's Advocacy Center. That's $200,000 more than lawmakers allocated in the last two years. House Bill 16's primary sponsors are Representatives Diane Parfitt, Rick Glazier and Marvin Lucas. The center coordinates training for professionals to deal with reports of child […]

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    NC Democratic & Unaffiliated Voters on Board for Protecting Patient Rights

    Posted in Healthcare, Polling By Katie Trout | Tagged , ,

    As the General Assembly gets set to take up  the Protect Health Care Freedom bill, new numbers on voter sentiment about the federal health care legislation and proposed state legislation are out. A recent PPP release said independent voters, who supported Republican candidates this past November, are not in line with the party on this […]

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