Well it happened. Despite the disruptions of two dozen protestors, today the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) voted to accept the recommendation of a BOG working group and close three university- based centers, including the UNC Center on Poverty Work and Opportunity, headed by the controversial law school professor Gene Nichol. Civitas has written numerous […]
Monthly Archives: February 2015
One of the reasons used by advocates of Medicaid expansion in NC is that expansion will be an economic boost, creating tens of thousands of jobs. That claim, however, was based on a foundation of completely false assumptions – as I discussed last month in this article. But that's not all. Research, and common sense, tells us […]
HB 117 , known as the NC Competes Act, would, among other things, significantly increase the amount of taxpayer dollars in the state's Job Development Investment Grant Fund (JDIG). Yesterday, a Senate Finance Committee put the program under some scrutiny, perhaps signaling some opposition to bill should it be approved by the House and move […]
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is making inroads in the 2016 presidential race, according to this report. As the Real Clear Politics writer says: Recent conversations with plugged-in Republicans across [New Hampshire] reveal a consensus that Carly Fiorina—the former Hewlett-Packard CEO—is positioning herself well as a potential dark horse White House contender capable of making […]
Dr. Ben Carson is in second place in a new poll of possible Republican presidential candidates Of course, it's early. But he still showed surprising strength. BTW, he'll be the keynote speaker at our Conservative Leadership Conference on March 27-28.