Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2015

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    NC Supreme Court approves vouchers

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

    Today the North Carolina Supreme Court gave everyone who believes all children deserve  access to quality educational opportunities some very good news when it upheld the constitutionality of the  state's Opportunity Scholarship program. The court's 4-3 decision reversed a lower court decision by Superior Court  Judge Robert  Hobgood. In writing for the majority, Chief Justice, […]

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    How Counties can Help Fight Illegal Immigration

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

    NC Capitol Connection continues its look at sanctuary cities by highlighting a program that gives counties added authority to deal with illegal immigration.

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    Should Bureaucrats Get Kids' Intimate Health Records?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education, Healthcare By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , , ,

    The Center for Law and Freedom's Elliot Engstrom has written an important article about the state Senate's opportunity to rein in a process that raises troubling questions about how the education and health systems respect family and student privacy. The Senate is now considering HB 13, which among other things would expand but also clarify […]

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    Which Is NC's Biggest 'Sanctuary' City

    Posted in Civitas Review, Immigration By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , ,

    At NC Capitol Connection, Matt Caulder updates his look at sanctuary cities in North Carolina. Can you guess which city so far most fervently embraces such policies? Click here to find out.

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    NC Biotech Center: Time to End Taxpayer Gravy Train

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

    Today's News & Observer has an article featuring the NC Biotechnology Center – noting that the Senate's budget proposal would eliminate taxpayer funding for the Center, while the House budget includes continued taxpayer support to the tune of $13.6 million. Last fall, Civitas featured the Biotech Center as a Waste of the Week, arguing that […]

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