Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2011

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    May
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    North Carolina – Far Cry from Texas on Tort Reform

    Posted in Economics, Legislative Activity By Neal Inman | Tagged

    The North Carolina House approved a bill today which reforms North Carolina's costly worker compensation laws into line with those in other states. The legislation, which was so modest that even the AFL-CIO endorsed it, is definitely a step in the right direction, but is hardly the reform North Carolina needs to reduce the out of […]

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    May
    31

    New Compromise Senate Budget Retains Teach Assistant Jobs

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

    The state Senate originally cut most of the money that paid for teacher assistants in public schools. Governor Beverly Perdue said that budget drastically cut education funds and there was a hint of a veto. Republican Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis announced today there was a compromise between […]

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    May
    31

    More Baseless Fear-Mongering From Perdue

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

    Reports are out regarding the state budget compromise deal reached by the Senate late last night. The major changes from the orginal Senate budget proposal adds up to an additional $250 million in spending, bringing the total  to $19.68 B up from $19.43 B, and include: $240 million more for K-12 education spending Eliminating the $390 million in savings […]

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    May
    27

    Smart Start’s Partisan Tilt Displayed at Press Conference

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Education, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Neal Inman | Tagged , ,

    At a packed May 26 press conference, Smart Start promoters joined with members of the Democratic minority in the NC House in attacking the Senate and House proposals to reorganize the early childhood education program. House Minority Leader Joe Hackney said the conference was called in order to address what he said was “the tremendous damage […]

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    May
    27

    Litterbugs Beware; the Price for Negligence Might Go Up

    Posted in Environment & Energy, Public Safety By Andrew Blackburn

    A new bill, SB 635 “An Act to Increase the Fines for Littering Offences”  by Senator Rouzer (R- Johnston, Wayne) proposes drastic increases in fines paid for littering on public property, intentionally or not. As it currently stands, the fee for a first littering offence is $250 to $1,000, with the option of an additional […]

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