Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2015

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    Is NCAE in violation of dues check off law?

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

    Earlier today our friend Mike Antonucci at the Education Intelligence Agency (EIA) released NEA State affiliate membership numbers for 2013-14.  They aren't pretty. NEA lost another 42,000 members last year,  bringing the total losses over the past five years to 310,000. The numbers for NEA's North Carolina  affiliate, the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) […]

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    A link between student financial aid and rising college tuition?

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

    The Daily Caller has an interesting piece  that highlights a recent Federal Reserve Bank of New York report that says federal student loans and grants are a major contributor to the rising college costs. The report concludes each additional dollar of government student financial aid translated to a tuition hike of about 65 cents. I […]

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    How the Welfare State Creates Poverty Traps

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

    I've written in the past about how the Welfare State creates an incentive structure that encourages government dependence over additional work income. In short, it is often the case where a person on government assistance can make themselves worse off by accepting more hours or a better job because the value of the government benefits […]

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    Sanctuary Cities: Chapel Hill, Durham, Carrboro

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

    Did you know that immigration offenses usually are civil, not criminal, cases? I didn't. NC Capitol Connection's Matt Caulder has some facts about "sanctuary cities" Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Read his story here.

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    Renewable Mandates Forcing NC Electric Bills Higher

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

    A new article up at shows how North Carolina's electricity bills have grown more than twice as fast as regional and national averages since passage of its renewable mandate. By contrast, in the years leading up to the mandate, NC's rates rose far more slowly than national and regional averages. The state’s renewable requirements […]

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