Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: November 2011

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    Democratic Legislator Faces Backlash After Saying Perdue Shouldn't Run

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

    Orange County Democrat Rep. Bill Faison caused an uproar yesterday by saying that he did not think Gov. Bev Perdue would run again. Here is what he told WRAL's Laura Leslie: “You have all these indictments. And the focus of the governor’s office ought to be on the people and ought to be dealing with […]

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    Civitas Campaign Training

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Are you a candidate, campaign worker or activist? If you are, you will want to attend Civitas Institute Campaign Training on Saturday January 21, 2012 in Raleigh.  You'll learn how to run a campaign, the importance of organization, research, campaign finance and laws, communications and social media. Give yourself a jump on the competition and […]

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    The Legislature Has Adjourned, Was Progress Made?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Paul Valone | Tagged , , , , ,

    The latest short legislative session adjourned Tuesday with some progress. The most substantial effort made during this session was the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 9, which essentially repeals the Racial Justice Act (RJA). The RJA was passed in 2009 with the intent of reducing racial discrimination in the application of the death penalty. However, […]

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    No dues check-off legislation waits for lawmakers

    Posted in Education, Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    SB 727 (No Dues Check-Off) has been on the House calendar the last two days.  The listing means the House could consider the bill — not that they will. Still, there are strong reasons why the House should vote to approve the legislation. Currently state statutes allow only certain organizations to collect membership dues via […]

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    Senate Approves Racial Justice Act, Sends to Perdue's Desk; Gas Tax Cap Stalls After House Approval

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    The most notable legislative activity yesterday included action on a repeal of the Racial Justice Act (RJA) and a potential cap on the gas tax. In regards to the RJA repeal, the Senate approved legislation (SB 9) that would reverse the primary features of the RJA. The bill now goes to Gov. Perdue's desk. There has been […]

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