Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2013

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    Stephen Moore: NC Mustn't Quail at Fighting Income Tax 'Virus'

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Events By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    When it comes to cutting the income tax, the biggest mistake North Carolina could make is to be too timid. That’s the heart of comments economist and Wall Street Journal writer Stephen Moore made Wednesday night at a Civitas Institute discussion of tax reform. At the event, state Sen. Bob Rucho and Rep. David Lewis […]

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    SB 306 "Capital Punishemnts/Amendments" Passes through Committee and Families are One Step Closer to Justice

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Netsmart | Tagged ,

    The Racial Justice Act (which is a part of Senate Bill 306) is now one step from being repealed in the North Carolina General Assembly. House Judiciary B took a vote Wednesday and SB 306 is headed to the House floor for a vote. House Judiciary B meets every Wednesday at 10 am in the […]

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    Why Movie Tax Breaks Deserve Rotten Tomato

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen

    Hollywood is making a big production about how tax subsidies are just a shell game. North Carolina has a part in this epic – does that make you feel better that you and other Tar Heel taxpayers are forking over about $45 million a year to huge entertainment conglomerates? A recent Bloomberg news story focuses […]

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    Sen. Goolsby Talks About SB 306 and Racial Justice Act

    Posted in Crime, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Netsmart

    x Sen. Goolsby (R-New Hanover) takes a few minutes to talk about the Racial Justice Act and how it is affecting families who have had loved ones murdered. Tomorrow, May 28th, House Judiciary Subcommittee B will vote on whether or not to pass SB 306 "Capital Punishments/Amendments.

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    NCAE tells half the story

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Natalie Beyer, a volunteer board member for the liberal advocacy group Public Schools First NC, is disheartened by the Senate education budget. Commenting in the News and Observer, Beyer said,“It’s becoming more and more challenging to retain experienced teachers. NCAE reported it takes 15 years for a teacher in North Carolina to finally make $40,000. […]

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