Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: March 2015

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    Mar
    04

    Challenging Occupational Licensure

    Posted in Civitas Review, Economics, Public Safety By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , ,

    Yesterday, the Civitas Institute filed a joint amicus brief with the Cato Institute at the United States Supreme Court. In the brief, we ask the Court to grant certiorari (take up the case) in Vong v. Aune. Should the Court grant cert, the ramifications could be felt in North Carolina, which has one of the […]

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    Mar
    04

    Gas Tax, Corporate Welfare Bills Head to House Floor Today

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

    Following up on yesterday's post about two recent Bad Bills of the Week, HB 117 and SB 20 are both scheduled for a vote this afternoon in the NC House. The House yesterday approved a substitute for SB 20 – the new version of this bill would drop the state gas tax from its current […]

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    Mar
    03

    NC House Finance Committee to Hear Two Bad Bills

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

    Today's House Finance Committee is scheduled to debate two recent bills featured as Civitas Institute Bad Bills of the Week. One of the bills is HB 117 – the NC Competes Act. This bill would expand the state's Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program, extend tax refunds for American Airlines' purchase of fuel, and expand […]

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