Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: January 2014

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    60 Minutes Highlights Shortage of Psychiatric Beds

    Posted in Healthcare, Public Safety By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

    Earlier this week, 60 Minutes produced an outstanding documentary earlier this week on the subject of mental health. The report highlights the case of Gus Deeds, the son of Virginia state senator Creigh Deeds. After his father was unable to admit him to a psychiatric crisis bed, Gus stabbed his father and then took his […]

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    State Pension Oversight: Fox Guarding Hen House?

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

    Today Forbes has an update written by the investigator hired by the State Employees Association of NC (SEANC) to evaluate NC's state pension system for potential pay to play conflicts. Some interesting snippets: Last week I was surprised to learn that both the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer and the State of Connecticut Office of […]

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    From Boston to Philly: New Visions Taking Shape

    Posted in Civitas Events, Economics, Healthcare, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    Last night, in offering the Tea Party response to the president,  Sen. Mike Lee of Utah observed that if the American Revolution started in Boston, it journeyed to Philadelphia. That is, the stirring of revolt had to be followed by concrete steps to change the government. Yesterday brought a couple of steps on that journey, […]

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    Lee Offers Vision for Conservative Reforms

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    Mike Lee, one of our CLC speakers, gave the Tea Party response to the State of the Union Address. Some excerpts are available here. (Maybe video too by Wednesday morning.) One telling quote: “But where does this new inequality come from? From government — every time it takes rights and opportunities away from the American people and […]

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    Local Governments Need to be Watched

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Politicians & Politicking, Transportation & Infrastructure By Jim Tynen | Tagged

    At Civitas we mostly keep an eye on state government, with the occasional glance at Washington. But municipalities can also get bogged down in useless government spending. As I note in The Cary News, it even goes for the town where I live. For instance: The headline in The Cary News sent a shiver of […]

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