Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: June 2014

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    26

    Growing population: parents who don't like common core

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    If you have school-age children, you are less likely to support Common Core Standards. Those are the findings of a recent national poll by Rasmussen Reports. According to the poll just 34 percent of American adults with children of elementary or secondary age favor requiring all schools to meet the same Common Core education standards. […]

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    Jun
    26

    Gov., Senate Feature Conflicting Medicaid Numbers

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Civitas Staff | Tagged , ,

    State Budget Director Art Pope addressed the Senate Appropriations committee this morning under threat of subpoena. The issue addressed was Medicaid and the amount of funds the state budget should allocate towards this program. The Senate budget sets aside nearly $300 million more for Medicaid than the governor’s or the House’s budget. The state has […]

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    26

    McCrory, Tillis Introduce Seperate "Mini-Budget" to Mainly Address Ed Spending

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

    From the N&O summary of yesterday's press conference: Gov. Pat McCrory and House Speaker Thom Tillis on Wednesday endorsed a new spending measure that separates top priorities – including teacher and state employee pay raises, new coal ash regulators and more Medicaid money – from the House’s broader budget bill …. The new measure only […]

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    Jun
    25

    NCAE exec pay: who's working for whom?

    Posted in Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged

    These have not been good years for NCAE, North Carolina's largest organization -technically an association – dedicated to fighting for the interests of teachers.  Membership has been declining. And, aside from 2012-13 which included a 1.2 percent salary increase for teachers, teacher salaries have been essentially flat. Except for a few individuals, compensation for most […]

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    25

    What Rep. Stam Really Said

    Posted in Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    The news media and the left have been all in a flutter about comments by Rep. Paul Stam asking for a definition of "sexual orientation." Read the actual transcript below. Note that none of the other lawmakers would yield the floor for a question. Then compare his actual comments to the media accounts. SB 793, […]

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