Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: March 2015

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    McCrory's Commerce Sec. Faces Tough Questions from Senate on Corporate Welfare

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

    According to news accounts: Gov. Pat McCrory's commerce secretary faced skepticism Tuesday from state senators in a powerful committee as he outlined a request to reinvigorate jobs incentives spending — one of the governor's signature goals of the legislative session…. The governor's plan as adopted by the House would increase the JDIG cap from $22.5 […]

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    NC Senate Introduces Bill to Protect Against EPA Overreach

    Posted in Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Senate Bill 303 was introduced today, sponsored by Sens. Chad Barefoot (R-Wake), Jim Davis (R-Macon) and Jim Hise (R-Mitchell). The bill would allow North Carolina "to exercise its right to opt out of enforcing the pending EPA rules" on wood-fired stoves, according to a press release from Barefoot's office. The EPA rule establishes such rigid […]

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    Another wrong step for NC public records

    Posted in Civitas Review, Legislative Activity, Transportation & Infrastructure By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday, representatives from the Civitas Institute joined the rest of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition in Durham for Sunshine Day, an annual event where leaders from various fields come together to discuss North Carolina's open records laws. How appropriate that this meeting of the minds took place less than two weeks after Senator Michael Lee introduced a bill to further […]

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    NC Senate Introduces Plan to "Redistribute" Sales Tax Revenue

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

    A plan is emerging in the Senate to re-work the formula for how sales tax revenue are distributed in NC. Some of the details: Leaders in the state Senate are crafting a plan that would shift millions in sales tax revenues from urban and coastal counties to more rural areas across North Carolina, according to […]

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    Fiorina Lambastes Hillary

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

    The New York Times is taking note of how Carly Fiorina is becoming Hillary Clinton's toughest critic: Ms. Fiorina insists she has no problem with Mrs. Clinton personally — only with her liberal philosophy and policies, and what she dismisses as an unimpressive record on getting things done. “Like Hillary Clinton, I too, have traveled […]

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