Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: June 2011

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    Jun
    30

    Governor Vetoes Four More Bills

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Education, Environment & Energy, Healthcare, Life & Family Issues By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

    First Governor Beverly Perdue  vetoed SB532 that would have made changes at the Employment Security Commission (ESC) and put it under the director of the Secretary of Commerce. Perdue received a letter and an email from the U.S. Department of Labor outlining concerns over the bill. The email said the new law would raise rates […]

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    Jun
    30

    Beveto Goes After 4 More Bills

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

    Gov. Perdue has added 4 new vetoes to her list, making her total 15  for this session so far. Perdue began the day by vetoing SB 532, "ESC/Job Reforms," which would have moved the Employment Security Commission under the Department of Commerce in addition to several changes to state laws on unemployment benefits.  Perdue claimed […]

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    "Non-Partisan" Elections Watchdog or Shill for the Democrats?

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Neal Inman | Tagged ,

    Democracy North Carolina has been referred to as "non-partisan" and an "elections watchdog", but the media rarely reminds us of the group's lean to the left. However, last night Bob Hall, Democracy NC's director, was caught in an embarrassing bit of hypocrisy. His group was part of a protest at the site of a fundraiser for […]

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    30

    N&O Demeaning to Women?

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Today the N&O published this op-ed regarding Gov. Perdue's veto of HB 854 the "Womens' Right to Know Act."  Included is a line so laughable in its hypocrosy that it demands lampooning. In discussing a woman's decision to have or not have an abortion, they write: This legislation takes a condescending attitude toward women, as […]

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    Jun
    30

    Accreditation bill becomes law

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    HB 342, a bill to prohibit UNC institutions and community colleges from considering the accreditation status of an applicant’s school will become law tomorrow (July 1, 2011).  The bill has been on Gov. Perdue's desk since June 20th.  If the governor does not sign or veto a bill within ten days, the bill becomes law. […]

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