Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: February 2011

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    New Poll Further Demonstrates NC’s Unrest with Obamacare

    Posted in Healthcare, Polling By Karen Duquette | Tagged , , , ,

    Elon University Poll recently released its latest polling data on major North Carolina issues, including healthcare.  Elon’s poll found 41 percent oppose the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, while 39 percent support it. In the same poll, Elon concluded that less than 25 percent said they would like the entire law repealed, […]

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    Republican lawmakers again tell the Governor to find some cuts

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity By Matt Willoughby | Tagged ,

    The legislature passed a bill allowing Governor Perdue to cut $400 million in the current, but it also had a long list of transfers from various funds to save even more. The Governor didn't like transferring the money from those funds, including the One North Carolina Fund, over which she has control, so she vetoed […]

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    Gov. Perdue Wants to Play Kick the Can

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

    No one knows where the money will come from. When it comes to government spending, that quote seems to be pretty popular lately. In this case, it is referring to North Carolina's massive $2.5 billion loan it owes the federal government; money it borrowed to cover unemployment benefits. Interest payments totalling $100 million are scheduled […]

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    Outlines of the Education Budget

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

    Last week Appropriations Committee chairmen received their budget targets.  The targets represent approximate spending limits for each subcommittee. Republican leadership proposed a spending target of $10.4 billion for  all public education (public schools, community colleges and UNC System) . That’s approximately $764 million less than Gov. Perdue’s proposed budget for FY 2011-12. It is also […]

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    House Bill Introduces Meaningful Spending Reform

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

    House Bill 188 – Taxpayer Bill of Rights – filed yesterday in the House would create a much-needed measure to reform state spending. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights (or TABOR) would amend the state constitution in order to restrict North Carolina's unsustainable growth rate of state government spending. Here's how it would work: The bill would create […]

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