Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: June 2013

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    William Barber Rakes in Taxpayer Dollars – Leads — Moral (no it is) — Money Mondays!

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , , , ,

    While the Rev. William Barber, head of the NCNAACP, likes to call opponents extremists and rant about the immorality of legislative actions, he never mentions one important detail concerning his personal interest. An organization associated with his church, Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation, of which he is the founder and still chairman, has bellied […]

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    Legislators Should Question Cowell Before Trusting Her To Take More Risk With Pension Fund

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    State Treasurer Janet Cowell is at it again, sending a letter to legislators urging the passage of SB 558 – a bill that would allow the Treasurer's office to invest a higher share of the pension fund in "alternative" investments. State Treasurer Janet Cowell is urging lawmakers to give her more flexibility to invest the […]

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    A Northerner's View of Court Decision

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    As a recovering Yankee, I'd like to throw a few words in about the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act. As other commentators have pointed out, the decision affects only part of the law — a part that affects some North Carolina counties, plus other states and areas. Note that Northern states […]

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    McCrory's Office Offers "Analysis" of Tax Reform

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

    According to this N&O article, Gov. McCrory's office has weighed in this week on the tax reform negotiations. Labeling it an "analysis," McCrory's office outlined details of an option to reform NC's tax code. The details revealed suggest McCrory is staking out some sort of middle ground, while leaning a little more towards the House […]

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    Mayberry Mondays

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    As I watched the "Moral Monday" display last night, there came to mind another blast from the past: Mayberry. A recent news story talked about Mt. Airy, NC, Andy Griffith's home town, and the model for Mayberry of TV fame. The town embraced that connection and used it to drum up tourism. But as television […]

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