Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: April 2015

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    Mapping the Left Alert: More Soros Money Coming to NC?

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

    According to this Washington Post article, wealthy progressives are scheming to shovel still more millions of dollars to advance their liberty-crushing agenda; with a particular focus on the state level. A cadre of wealthy liberal donors aims to pour tens of millions of dollars into rebuilding the left’s political might in the states, racing to […]

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    Civitas Op-Ed in Burlington Times-News

    Posted in Civitas Review, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    On Sunday, the Burlington-based Times-News ran my opinion piece in which I argue that North Carolina's public records laws suffer from several fundamental flaws. The piece begins by noting that NC's public records laws lack any real teeth when it comes to motivating state agencies to fulfill requests: …North Carolina’s public records laws have proven to be an impediment, […]

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    McCrory's Desire to Add Nearly $3 Billion to State Debt

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

    From the N&O Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration wants the legislature to schedule a special election this November to let voters decide on a pair of proposals to borrow up to $2.8 billion to build new roads and renovate or replace state government buildings. Transportation Secretary Tony Tata told the N.C. Chamber on Thursday that the […]

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    CLC2015 Highlights

    Posted in Civitas Events, Civitas Review By Francis De Luca | Tagged , , , , ,

    The Civitas 2015 Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) this past weekend was a tremendous success, with more than 600 people attending March 27 and 28. Dynamic speakers, informative exhibitors and stimulating breakout session leaders provided the statewide audience of engaged activists, policy types and politicos two full days of activity and education. The one common complaint […]

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    Keeping 15-point grade scale is bad idea

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

    In 2013 North Carolina approved legislation to assign performance grades for all North Carolina public schools. The legislation required the Department of Public Instruction to assign letter grades (A,B,C, D and F) to each public school (see methodology) . The intent of the bill was to provide parents with more information and enhance transparency.  School […]

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