Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: February 2012

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    Perdue's Selective Indignation on "Discriminatory" Ferry Fee

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

    Gov. Perdue has announced that the state Department of Transportation will not collect fees on coastal ferries this year – as legislated in the budget passed last summer. This story has several interesting aspects. First is the legal authority of the Governor to circumvent legislation passed by the General Assembly. The Governor's office claims that state […]

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    NC Child Care Commission Hears Concerns About Nutrition Rules

    Posted in Education, Life & Family Issues By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , ,

    The NC Child Care Commission held a public hearing in Raleigh on proposed changes to nutrition rules for child care facilities. A previous article detailed the proposals. But of particular concern for some parents was the fact the Child Care Commission deleted an exception to the nutrition standards for parents who wished to have a say […]

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    House Speaker Forms Task Force on Unemployment Fraud

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , ,

    State House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg) announced he is appointing a House Task Force on Unemployment Fraud. He said there is enough evidence to indicate a widespread and expensive problem. Representatives Marilyn Avila (R-Wake) and G.L. Pridgen (R-Robeson) will co-chair the task force. Tillis said they started gathering information about the problem about a month […]

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    Beware of The Food Police

    Posted in Economics, Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , ,

    A writer for Commentary outlines the danger of letting Washington dictate our menus, whether in preschool or across the nation: "The debate about Obamacare and the way the government is using it to mandate that institutions pay for services they oppose such as contraception has brought the whole question of intrusive federal regulation back into the […]

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    Be careful what you ask for….

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Four of the Five County Commissioners in Durham County are asking the State Board of Education to stop approving charter schools until the General Assembly requires them to provide meals and transportation to underprivileged students. Aside from the motivations behind the Commissioner’s actions, I doubt the commissioners are aware that the statutes only authorize  — […]

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