Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: September 2014

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    Millennials: Why we need ed reform

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Our friend, Mike McShane at AEI, raises the bar for fellow think-tankers and ed wonks by making a young-person's case for ed-reform — with solutions — in five plus minutes.

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    Jay Reiff -former Easley Advisor- is Back to N.C. Politics

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , , ,

    N.C. Families First, run by fugitive from justice Jay Reiff has just bought more than n $65,000 of issue ads set to run on WTVD from October 7 through October 13. Reiff worked for former Governor and convicted criminal Mike Easley as his campaign manager in 2000 and 2004. According to an article written by […]

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    VIVA Hearing was an Eye-Opener

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , ,

    Yesterday was an eye-opener for me. I traveled to Charlotte to be in the courtroom as a three-judge panel heard arguments in the case brought by a coalition of liberal groups trying to halt certain provisions of the new election reform law. The legislation was passed and signed into law in 2013 and much of […]

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    So where are the parents?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Appointments to the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASCR) are now complete. They are: State Board of Education Appointments Bill Cobey – Chair, North Carolina State Board of Education Olivia Oxendine – State Board of Education member,  Professor of Education UNC-Pembroke Governor McCrory Appointment Andre Peek, IBM, NC Business Committee for Education Speaker Thom Tillis Appointments […]

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    Could NC's Economy Grow Without Handouts to Cronies?

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

    The N&O today published my article describing what I'd like to see in a special session in Raleigh to address economic incentives. A sample: Imagine with me for a moment what would happen if Gov. Pat McCrory’s office and state legislative leaders released the following joint statement regarding a special session to address economic development […]

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