Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: April 2015

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    Decline in student enrollment coming

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

    It’s been an unquestioned assumption of modern urban or suburban life: each year schools get more and more students. Meeting that need has meant hiring more teachers and staff helped to fuel ever-growing education budgets. Earlier this week Mike Petrilli of the Fordham Institute sought to put the brakes on that idea in a blog […]

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    "Conservatives" Push for Big Solar Funded by the Left

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

    A special report posted yesterday by the Civitas Institute spotlights the funders pushing the "big solar" lobby in North Carolina. What do President Barack Obama and a growing number of Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have in common? The answer – their love of major solar energy companies – Big Solar, for short. […]

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    Lowering Energy Bills and Increasing Health Care Competition: 2 Good Bills

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

    Most of you are probably familiar with the Civitas Institute's Bad Bill of the Week series. Fortunately, this week also saw the focus turn to two good bills that would help lower utility bills and increase choice and competition in medical care. HB 681 would cap and repeal the state's mandate forcing utilities to generate […]

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    Who pays taxes?

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

    Yesterday was tax day. It’s the time when all Americans face the realization that there is no escaping the tax man. Rich and Poor alike must pay their fair share. Or that’s what we’re told. Last week the Wall Street Journal ran data from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center and found the general principle of paying our […]

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    NEA numbers fail to tell whole story

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke

    Click to expand graphic NEA – the parent group of the largest teachers association in North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) – has a graphic showing how school employment has not kept pace with enrollment growth (See above. Click to expand graphic). It’s a bit misleading. This is a good example of […]

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