Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2014

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    May
    30

    NC Education Lottery Budget Deserves a Close Look

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Governor McCrory wants to use lottery money to equip schools with more technology.  The Governor thinks some of the money could come from limiting "annoying" advertising and cutting the Lottery's "bloated" administrative costs. According to lottery budget documents (see NC Lottery Budget1 and NC Lottery Budget2)  Civitas has received,  it doesn't appear the agency and the […]

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    May
    30

    How Tillis Could Win … and How Hagan Could

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

    Our latest poll shows that state House Speaker Thom Tillis is leading Sen. Kay Hagan in the race for the Senate. He leads her 39 to 36 percent, with Libertarian Sean Haugh getting 8 percent. Considering only Hagan and Tillis, the latter led by 5 points. It's important to understand some of the underlying factors. […]

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    May
    30

    Senate Introduces Budget Plan, McCrory Signs New Tax Into Law

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    The Civitas Review blog has been inactive this week due to technical difficulties. Fortunately, we are now back up and running. We apologize for the lack of content. This week was pretty eventful in NC politics. The Senate introduced its budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, with the major initiative being an 11% pay […]

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    May
    23

    McCrory Proposes to Extend Hollywood Cronyism

    Posted in Uncategorized By Brian Balfour

    Gov. McCrory late yesterday signaled his approval to continue North Carolina's Hollywood cronyism in the form of targeted tax credits for film production. Gov. Pat McCrory has proposed changes to North Carolina's film tax credit program that his administration says would cost the state much less than the one set to expire at year's end. […]

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    May
    22

    Supersized Ignorance From Rev. Barber

    Posted in Uncategorized By Brian Balfour

    McDonald's workers gathered outside McDonald's headquarters in Illinois yesterday to protest the only company willing to employ them. The workers were demanding that their wages be raised to at least $15 – thus ensuring that many of them would lose their job. Restaurants and retail chains have been ramping up their transition to the use […]

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