Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2012

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    Redundant Words on Education

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Education By Carrie Leggins | Tagged , , ,

    We need more money! How often have North Carolinians heard this phrase from our state government?  Too many to count in recent times, and Governor Bev Perdue is once again on her education rant.  With the new Republican-crafted state budget, the Governor issued a statement today condemning the budget for its lack of education funding.  […]

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    NC Senators Determined to Jump Start "Fracking"

    Posted in Environment & Energy By Matt Willoughby | Tagged ,

    A new bill surfaced in the state Senate to set rules and authorize drilling for natural gas under the surface of North Carolina. The legislature passed Senate bill 709 that would have done the same thing but Governor Perdue vetoed it last year. Senator Bob Rucho (R-Mecklenburg) introduced SB820 in the Senate Commerce Committee to […]

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    NC Dem Charge of "War on Women" Brings Angry GOP Rebuff

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

    State House legislators were debating the budget written by Republican leaders. One provision diverted funding for family planning from private providers to local public health departments. Democrats claimed it was an attempt to block any more state funds from going to Planned Parenthood. An amendment was offered by Democrats to take that provision out of […]

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    Sex-Selective Abortions in America

    Posted in Life & Family Issues By Carrie Leggins | Tagged ,

    Gendercide – Countries such as China and India typically come to mind when we hear this word. But what about the United States, where women have increasingly risen up the social ladder to equal men? Unfortunately, gendercide does affect the U.S. A new undercover video released this week by Live Action, an anti-abortion group, revealed […]

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    What are the Chances for True Ed Reform?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    It goes without saying that during the Short Session most of the action in the General Assembly concerns budget tweaking and such is the case this year.  However,  education reform advocates are also carefully watching the progress of two bills. HB 1104 introduced last week by Rep. Paul Stam (R-Wake) and SB 795 authored by […]