Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2015

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    May
    20

    California school case attracting a lot of attention

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

    Valerie Strauss is a perceptive education columnist for the Washington Post, who many times sees things coming before they happen. Earlier this week she blogged  about a heavily-watched lawsuit in California that may portend a massive shift in education law. Lawyers representing students and teachers are claiming that since trauma impacts a child’s ability to […]

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    May
    20

    Civitas Action to Score Votes on House Budget Proposal

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

    The N.C. House budget proposal for FY 2015-16 would introduce more than $1 billion in new budgeted spending year-over-year and include tens in millions in targeted tax breaks doled out to special interests while being stuffed with pork barrel spending. The increase of more than 5 percent outpaces measures of population plus inflation growth. The […]

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    May
    19

    An Open Letter From Civitas Board Chair to NC House Repub Caucus

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

    The following email was sent from Civitas Institute Board Chair Bob Luddy to House Republican Caucus members expressing his opinion of the "Liberal House spending plan": Subject: House Budget, Major new spending and no Tax Relief Dear House Caucus Members, Since 2010, I've given consistently to help elect House Republicans.  We now find that based on the Republican budget, […]

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    May
    19

    Solar Crony Admits Solar in NC Completely a Gov't Creation

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

    In the N&O, the CEO of a crony solar company that has profited not because it created value for consumers but rather due to political privilege lobbied in the backrooms of the General Assembly, discusses threats to the continued success of his business. But this sunny forecast could quickly cloud over. Two of the most […]

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    May
    18

    House Budget: Pork and Crony Handouts Galore

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

    The NC House is set to debate its budget proposal today, and much will be written about the details this week. But two sections in particular have several items of note to keep in mind in the face of claims of "fiscal responsibility" coming from House members. "Commerce-State Aid", found on Page H-31 and 32 […]

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