Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: March 2015

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    Courts continue to uphold school choice programs

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

    As North Carolina awaits the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the constitutionality of the Opportunity Scholarship Grant Program, courts around the country continue to affirm parental school choice programs. Last week the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the state’s Alabama Accountability Act (AAA).  The law allows low income students that are assigned to persistently low-performing schools to […]

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    11

    Why Aycock, and Daniels, Should Be Remembered

    Posted in Civitas Review, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    There was a revealing commentary in the News & Observer, about Gov. Charles Brantley Aycock, an early progressive hero — and white supremacist. There is a drive to remove his name from prominent buildings. Politicial writer Rob Christensen's point is ostensibly that all human beings are products of their times, and must be judged in […]

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    Future of NC State Gas Tax in Limbo

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

    An update on the gas tax bill from the Winston-Salem Journal: The state Senate, as expected, has rejected the House’s changes to Senate Bill 20, which focuses foremost on the state’s motor fuels tax. The 39-4 vote Monday night against – with no Republicans in favor of accepting changes – sets the stage for a […]

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    Mar
    10

    Montravias King Registers to Vote in Previous Home County

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

    Montravias King has registered to vote in Greene County – going back to his previous home address in Snow Hill. The State Board of Elections records indicate that King registered to vote in Greene County on February 18, 2015. There is no evidence that King has officially resigned from the Elizabeth City Council, so that leads us to […]

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    Raleigh Mayor: More Taxes Likely

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

    “Raleigh’s at a moment in time when the potential is unlimited,” said Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane to a local Rotary Club this week. Apparently, that unlimited potential is referring to how high Raleigh resident's taxes will climb. From the N&O: Mayor Nancy McFarlane on Monday said officials may need to raise property taxes or stretch […]

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