Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2015

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    Kentucky results: Common Core standards don't enhance college readiness

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

    A lot of eyes are on Kentucky these days.  Mostly because the state implemented Common Core standards before other states. Hence, what happens – or doesn’t happen — in Kentucky may be harbinger of things to come elsewhere as well. So when Richard Innes of the Bluegrass Institute  blogged earlier this week on Truth in American […]

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    NC Senate May Vote to Ignore Draconian EPA Restrictions

    Posted in Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    From the N&O: Lawmakers in Raleigh could decide Wednesday whether North Carolina will become one of a handful of states that will ignore new federal limits on emissions of carbon dioxide from power plants. The expected debate in the state Senate could make North Carolina a testing ground for the nation’s first attempt to regulate […]

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    $15/hr Min Wage No Cure for Poverty Trap

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

    Still more evidence of the power of the government welfare poverty trap: Seattle’s $15 minimum wage law is supposed to lift workers out of poverty and move them off public assistance. But there may be a hitch in the plan. Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages […]

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    Senate Budget Plan Includes Retiree Insurance, Pension Reform

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

    As highlighted in this Asheville Citizen-Times article, the NC Senate budget proposal  includes measures to address two issues very critical to the long-term fiscal health of the state government: retiree health benefits and realistic measures of the state pension fund. North Carolina lawmakers are looking at changes they say will shore up important benefits for […]

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    Progress on H.B. 13, but questions remain

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

    Earlier this week, I wrote on the potential ramifications of H.B. 13, a bill working its way through the NC Senate. While the main theme of the bill is to ensure that students entering public schools at any age undergo a health assessment, it also has the potential to rein in bureaucratic overreach at the […]

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