Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: June 2015

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    Jun
    03

    Nevada hits home run with ESA law

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

    Kudos to our friends in Nevada.  Yesterday the Silver State became the fifth state to approve Education Savings Accounts. The legislation is the first universal ESA program in the country.  The law provides children with special needs or who are from families with incomes less than 185 percent of the federal poverty level ($44,863 for […]

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    Jun
    03

    Executive Overreach and the Opt Out Movement

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education, Miscellaneous By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , ,

    Today, I'm excited to join the likes of attorney Jay Sekulow and U.S. Senator Mike Lee in contributing to Constituting America, a project of conservative leaders Janine Turner and Cathy Gillespie. This summer, Constituting America is putting together a collection of essays on executive overreach. My piece focuses on how the Department of Education's response […]

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    Jun
    03

    NC Elections Board Works on Rules to Administer New Voter ID Law

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

    The State Board of Elections (SBOE) has announced a series of public comment hearings concerning proposed rules on the new photo identification requirements for in-person voting. Starting in 2016, photo ID will be required when voting in-person. Click here to read the SBOE's memo and to read the proposed rules. It's been three years since the North […]

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    Jun
    02

    "Affordable" Care: Blue Cross of NC Requests 26 Percent Rate Hike on Obamacare Plans

    Posted in Civitas Review, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    From the Triangle Business Journal: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina requested a 25.7 percent increase to premium rates it charges customers who buy Affordable Care Act health insurance plans from Blue Cross. …. These rate filings apply only to ACA plans, meaning those purchased largely through the federally facilitated marketplace. It is not […]

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    Jun
    01

    Civitas pressuring state agencies on transparency

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

    In April, I wrote in an editorial at the Burlington Times-News that North Carolina attorneys needed to step up to the plate and enforce our state's public records law. Since then, the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) has aggressively pursued any and all legal means of enforcing these laws, whether on our own behalf or […]

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