Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: March 2015

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    Mar
    31

    NC Leg and Guv Agree: No Gas Tax Relief for NC Motorists This Summer

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Transportation & Infrastructure By Brian Balfour

    From WRAL.com: The state House and Senate gave tentative approval on Monday to a bill that would drop the state's gas tax by 1.5 cents per gallon, with leaders in both chambers  saying they needed to ensure the short-term stability of North Carolina's primary source of state funds for road construction. Both chambers need to take a […]

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    Mar
    28

    Kibbe: How Power Is Shifting to Voters

    Posted in Civitas Events, Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , , ,

    The Internet and the growth of grassroots groups is shifting power from backrooms in Washington to the American people, FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe said Saturday morning at Civitas' Conservative Leadership Conference CLC. Consider ride-sharing services such as Uber, through which he got a ride from the airport to CLC at the Embassy Suites […]

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    Mar
    27

    CLC Theme: Reaching the People

    Posted in Civitas Events, Civitas Review By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    Early speakers at the Conservative Leadership Conference called on conservatives to take a fresh look at how to advance their ideas. One fresh look might be on ways to connect with voters who are struggling and might hear the conservative message, if they believed we were on their side. Former Sen. Rick Santorum pointed out that in […]

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    Mar
    26

    New Bill to Examine Burdensome Occupational Licensing Boards

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    North Carolina has so many occupational licensing boards and commissions, they can't even count them accurately. This fact was highlighted in a Civitas "Waste of the Week" feature last May: The Attorney General’s office lists 55 Boards, while a legislative oversight committee lists 57. According to the audit, “When asked how state-level entities compile their […]

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    Mar
    25

    Progress NC Action tries to turn table on legislators; but fails.

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Progress NC Action  is a left-wing political action and advocacy organization.  When lawmakers required DPI to assign a letter grade to every public school, like many other organizations, it didn't like it. According to Gerrick Brenner, Executive Director of Progress NC, the results “said a lot more about the poverty rates of each school than they […]

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