Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: May 2015

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    Volvo Chooses South Carolina; NC Taxpayers Save Millions

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

    NC's Commerce Secretary is upset that NC legislators didn't pony up enough taxpayer dollars to bribe Volvo to bring its plant to North Carolina. Commerce Secretary John Skvarla said Monday that North Carolina lost its bid for a Volvo manufacturing plant in part because the legislature hasn’t approved more jobs incentive funding. Skvarla’s comments came […]

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    Supreme Court Sets Rehearing Dates

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , ,

    The Supreme Court of North Carolina today announced dates and deadlines regarding its rehearing of Dickson v. Rucho, a constitutional challenge to North Carolina's voting redistricting legislation passed in 2011. The state's highest court originally ruled the redistricting plan constitutional, which prompted the plaintiffs to appeal to the United States Supreme Court. The nation's highest Court then ordered […]

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    Lamenting the loss first amendment rights on campus? Some colleges get it right.

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

    These are difficult days for higher education. Colleges and universities are under assault for charging too much and failing to equip graduates.  In their quest, to placate the ever-aggrieved, college leaders have trampled first amendment rights and substituted our right to free expression with a right not to be offended. Will anyone on a college […]

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    Carly Fiorina at CLC

    Posted in Civitas Review, Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    The former Hewlett-Packard CEO has announced she's running for president, and she's drawing admiring profiles in the media, as in  this one about five important qualities she brings to the field. That she is impressing political observers is no surprise to those who heard her at our Conservative Leadership Conference in March.

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    We're Debt Free!

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

    At least of unemployment insurance debt owed the federal government. In a press release sent out just moments ago, Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary of Employment Security Dale  Folwell and Gov. McCrory made the announcement: Governor Pat McCrory announced today North Carolina has paid off the unemployment insurance debt owed to the federal government. That […]

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