Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: August 2015

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    NC ACT scores do not measure up.

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

    Last week the College Board released ACT scores. The ACT is designed to measure how well high school graduates are prepared for college and careers. A review of the 2015 data suggests the Tar Heel state has a lot of work to do. While state-t0-state comparisons are always tricky, For sake of comparison, it should […]

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    N&O Slays Straw Man to Avoid Actual Arguments

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

    Rob Christensen in this article takes the typical progressive debate tactic of completely mischaracterizing an opposing viewpoint, and then addressing that conjured up caricature rather than the actual arguments presented. In this case, the topic is unemployment insurance. In an article discussing a potential bill that would require unemployment benefit recipients to make five contacts inquiring […]

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    Ashley Madison Fallout Hits North Carolina

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

    Our probe into the Ashley Madison hack also focuses on this danger: public employees accessing such web sites are exposing a trove of private information to hackers.

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    Second Budget Deadline Likely to be Missed

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour

    The chances for a state budget deal before the August 31 deadline are pretty slim. From WRAL: With just a week left before their second extended deadline, state lawmakers appear no closer to reaching agreement on their $21.74 billion budget plan.   House and Senate leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory announced last Tuesday they had […]

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    The Real Point of 'Ashley' Revelations

    Posted in Civitas Review, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    It's important to keep the focus on the real issue of government email addresses uncovered at the online affair site Ashley Madison, even as Matt Caulder will continue to look at new developments. Almost 100 North Carolina state and local government email addresses have been uncovered so far among the more than 10,000 government and military email […]

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