Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2011

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    Veto Override at the General Assembly on ESC/Jobs Reform

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

    The North Carolina House of Representatives voted to override the Governor's veto on SB 532, ESC/Jobs Reform today in a 72-47 vote. The Senate has already overridden Perdue's veto, meaning the bill will now become law. Several Democrats joined House Republicans to achieve the 3/5 majority necessary. The bill transferred the functions of the Employment […]

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    House Goes Along with the Senate on Three Veto Overrides

    Posted in Environment & Energy, Healthcare By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , ,

    The House voted to override the Governor's veto of SB781, the Regulatory Reform Act of 2011. The new law is an attempt to take some of the burden of rules off businesses and people. A rule would have to be authorized by federal or state law. An agency would also be obligated to lessen the […]

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    Forcible Wind No Good for NC

    Posted in Environment & Energy By Andrew Blackburn

    North Carolina is developing an energy problem. Thanks to Senate Bill 3, North Carolina energy providers are subject to a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) to force utilities to use “green” methods to fill 12.5% of their energy needs. This legislation effectively mandates alternative energy at any cost, and it’s not as […]

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    House Ponders Override of Voter ID

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Legislative Activity By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    The N.C. House is gearing up this week for possible veto override votes on several of Gov. Perdue's record-setting 15 vetoes this session. Curiously, this N&O article describes the voter ID bill as "one of the most politically divisive issues raised by the General Assembly's new GOP majority." Actually, the voter ID bill is one […]

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    WCPSS scores — served with perspective

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    There will be plenty of handwringing over the low percentage of WCPSS schools who failed to meet federal proficiency standards under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) (See article).  I could join in the chorus, but I won't.   It’s no comfort, but to many, the results weren't a surprise. To reach 100 percent proficiency by 20013-14 – […]

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