Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: June 2015

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    Senate Rolls out Tax Cut Plan

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

    The NC Senate yesterday afternoon introduced a measure to cut income taxes while modestly expanding the sales tax base. On net the changes would result in a $1.9 billion tax cut over the next five years. The tax changes were rolled out technically as changes to an existing bill – HB 117 The NC Competes […]

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    When a penny is more than a penny

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , , ,

    "I’m in favor of going one more penny . . . We’re not talking about that much more in taxes.” Those are the words of  Wake County Commissioner Betty Lou Ward  responding to a question if she would favor an even larger tax increase to provide additional money to the Wake County Schools (WCPSS). Her words […]

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    The Truth about Polls and ID for Illegals

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

    We hear through the grapevine that some people are citing our most recent online survey to say NC voters would like to grant drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Online surveys aren't meant to be scientific studies of public opinion, but rather ways of letting people express their views […]

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    Hillary Calls for Universal Voter Registration

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns, Miscellaneous By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , , ,

    Orlando Watson, the Republican National Committee’s communications director for black media responded to Hillary Clinton's call for federal legislation requiring universal voter registration for everyone and 20 days of early voting by saying: "Clinton’s rhetoric on voting rights “is misleading and divisive” because “in reality, the vast majority of Americans – including minority voters – support […]

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    Why Tax Cuts Are Working in NC

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

    Economist Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation has a piece in today's Wall Street Journal that reminds us of why fiscal reforms in our state have worked and are still working. But he also warns us of how easily all the gains can be lost. He notes that North Carolina cut taxes in the right […]

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