Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: March 2011

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    New House Proposal on Medical Lawsuit Reforms Gets a Hearing

    Posted in Healthcare, Legislative Activity, Public Safety By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , ,

    There was plenty of input from those for and against reforming procedures and awards in medical malpractice lawsuits. The House Select Committee On Tort Reform took nearly two hours to hear from the public on a new draft bill. The House version would cap non-economic awards to $250,000, while the Senate capped them at $500,000.  […]

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    Significant Changes May be Coming to State Health Plan

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

    Senate Bill 265 is one step closer to being sent to Gov. Perdue's desk. The bill, which passed its second House vote by 64-51, is expected to be approved by the House today in its third and final vote. After that, it will be returned to the Senate for one final vote, then on to Perdue for […]

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    The Lights Aren’t On and Everyone’s Home

    Posted in Environment & Energy By Jana Benscoter

    Renewable energy sources are more costly and less beneficial to consumers, yet the drive to make them a viable energy option keeps materializing in North Carolina and nationally. In North Carolina, Senate Bill 3 passed in 2007, requiring power companies to purchase renewable energy sources for over 12 percent of their energy portfolio, is under […]

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    Mar
    30

    Republicans Back Down on Voter Photo ID

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Susan Myrick | Tagged

     According to news reports, the Republicans have removed the requirement for a photo in their new compromise to the voter photo ID bill.  Republican candidates could always depend on applause when they mentioned their support of voter photo ID legislation.  And both State House and State Senate Republicans included the legislation on their top ten […]

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    State House is Set to Take Up Annexation Moratorium Next Week if no Agreement on Reform

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

    While an annexation moratorium bill lies dormant in the House Rules Committee a new bill (HB531) has been introduced to reform the current annexation laws. The primary sponsors are Republicans Larry Brown, Nelson Dollar and Steve LaRoque. Under the new proposal cities would have to get approval of involuntary annexations from county Boards of Commissioners […]

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