Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: December 2014

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    Happy Holidays!

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    Civitas Review will be on a short break over the holidays. We will resume regular blogging on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. Have a happy holiday season and safe New Year!

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    An Open Letter to the UNC BOG

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education, Elections & Campaigns By Francis De Luca

    This letter was sent to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors members yesterday.  I hope the review of the centers is a step in returning UNC to a system which provides a sound higher education to students in a cost effective manner. Campuses across the state should be places for education, research and discussion, not political advocacy on the […]

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    UNC BOG – Move Ahead With Center Review

    Posted in Education, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    A University of North Carolina Board of Governor’s working group has spent months reviewing more than 225 centers in the UNC system. Looking to cut $15 million from a budget, the UNC centers are often times duplicative or highly politically partisan in nature. The working group has now whittled their list down to 34 centers […]

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    NC Commerce Officials: We Need Larger Bribes for Corporate Cronies

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

    This lengthy Charlotte Observer article looks at some of the behind-the-scenes dealings between state "economic developers" and major corporations. In short, the government agents attempting to bribe big companies to come to NC by offering them taxpayer handouts and tax exemptions not offered to other companies. In particular, the article focuses on the competition NC […]

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    5 Key Factors on Fracking Rules

    Posted in Environment & Energy, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    If you want a more accurate picture of energy development in NC than the mainstream media provide, check out this story in NC Capitol Connection. Let’s look at five key factors. Is NC rushing headfirst into hydraulic fracturing? The opposite is true: the Tar Heel State has dragged its feet on the process, also known […]

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