Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: July 2015

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    Vote Law Opponents Stuck in the Past

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Civitas Staff | Tagged , ,

    Civitas' Susan Myrick is in Winston-Salem covering a federal court case over whether North Carolina's new voting law is constitutional. She'll be back soon to provide a fuller analysis. But let's look at one thing: How opponents of the law are stuck in the past. As progressives, they constantly tell us they are the wave […]

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    Ohio Medicaid Expansion Costs Skyrocket 60% Above Projections

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

    As Gov. McCrory continues to leave the door open to possible Medicaid expansion – albeit thru a "North Carolina plan", not a "Washington plan" – state leaders can learn from the state of Ohio's Medicaid expansion. As reported at Expanding Medicaid to working-age Ohioans with no kids and no disabilities was supposed to cost $2.56 billion in its […]

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    Mercatus Ranks State Fiscal Condition

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

    Earlier this week the Mercatus Center at George Mason University released their annual Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition.  The study ranks states according to their ability to meet financial obligations, long and short term debt, unfunded pensions and health care benefits.  The overall ranking is is a weighted sum of individual categories. If you […]

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    ESAs: What do North Carolinians think?

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

    Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) are an increasingly popular tool for expanding educational opportunity.  Two states, Arizona and Florida, currently operate ESA programs. Three other states — Mississippi, Tennessee and Nevada recently approved laws to create ESA programs — while a number of other states are considering ESA legislation.  ESAs are funded by transferring a percentage […]

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    Poll: Parents want right to opt-out

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

    If you're concerned about education, the June Civitas Poll has some interesting and encouraging results. Among other things, the poll asks questions on school choice and data collection efforts to help create a "child profile". We'll feature results on individual questions on this blog in the coming days. Today lets talk about parental attitudes toward […]

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