Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: June 2015

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    Jun
    23

    The Raisins of Freedom

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Economics By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    Raisins are certainly not the most inspiring topic. But for one day, the word "raisin" is synonymous with the word "freedom." That's because in a landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court yesterday held that the government cannot take a farmer's crops and give nothing in return. The story, which began 80 years ago in the New […]

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    Jun
    23

    Budget Brinkmanship in Raleigh

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , ,

    There's a $700 million gap between the NC House's and Senate's spending format, but the numbers only hint at the real divisions.

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    Jun
    22

    State Budget Unlikely to be Finalized Before Start of Fiscal Year

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

    Several significant differences between the House budget plan and the Senate budget proposal are unlikely to be worked out before the July 1 beginning of the new fiscal year. According to this WRAL report: Speaking just after the Senate had passed its draft Thursday, President Pro Tem Phil Berger acknowledged it was unlikely the House […]

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    Jun
    22

    Ferry Fiasco a Reminder of Govt. Limits

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    A news story is a good reminder of why government needs to be limited, as some of our supporters have pointed out. According to the AP , "A ferry designed to take school children from Corolla across Currituck Sound is about to become scrap metal without ever carrying anyone to class." Money for the project […]

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    Jun
    21

    Will Heads Roll?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen

    Over at NC Capitol Connection, Matt Caulder had a story giving one explanation about why the legislature undermined the voter ID law: a state agency had chop-blocked the state's legal case, by trying to charge for state ID's that by law were free. A bigger question might be: Why did this happen? Who's was responsible? Will anyone be […]

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