Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: April 2011

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    Civitas Citizen of the Month for April

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Francis De Luca | Tagged , , ,

    In case anyone missed it, Cathy Heath of StopNCannexation is Civitas' first Civitas Citizen of the Month for April. Congratulations Cathy – well deserved!

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    $4.6 million Stimulus Cash Going to “Green” Projects

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Environment & Energy By Karen Duquette | Tagged , , , , ,

    Some organizations in North Carolina will receive government grants, totaling $4.6 million, as one of the last distributions of the federal “stimulus” money.  One of the grants will pay for a solar-powered electric vehicle recharging station in Asheville.  In order to build electric recharging stations, shouldn’t there be an actual demand for buying electric cars?  […]

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    State Lawmakers Take Another Swing at State Health Plan Fix

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

    State lawmakers are taking another crack at crafting legislation to help plug the gaping budget hole in the State Health Plan (SHP). The SHP is the insurance coverage for more than 660,000 state employees, retirees and dependents. Active employees and retirees are provided enrollment into the plan without having to pay anything for their premiums […]

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    House Budget Abolishes Trust Funds and Diverts Money

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

    The spending plan written by House Republicans would significantly change who would make the decisions about how the proceeds from the national tobacco settlement are used. The Health and Wellness Trust Fund and the Tobacco Trust Fund were set up to use funds from the settlement to help communities that were dependent on the tobacco […]

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    GA Needs More Time for Tort Reform

    Posted in Healthcare, Legislative Activity By Karen Duquette | Tagged , ,

    The Senate rejected Tuesday changes to SB33, Medical Liability Reforms, made by the House last week.  Sen. Peter Brunstetter (R-Forsyth) stated that both proponents and opponents of the bill had asked that the Senate not concur with the House version until some additional changes had been made. The Senate and House agreed to put a […]

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