Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: August 2015

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    If CCNC Saves NC Medicaid So Much $$, Why is NC Medicaid So Expensive?

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

    In a report published this week by the Office of State Auditor, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) was found to have saved the state's Medicaid program millions of dollars.     During a 10-year period between 2003 and 2012, Community Care of North Carolina, or CCNC, helped keep patients out of the hospital and saved […]

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    Ed Next Poll results released

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

    Yesterday Education Next released results of the 2015 its annual national Poll on School Reform. Find the results here and Ed Next’s analysis, here.) The Ed Next Poll is a treasure trove of interesting data on a variety of topics including: what do people think of their schools; which subjects do parents want emphasized; school […]

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    Obama Administration, Wind Lobby fighting for right to shred eagles

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Environment & Energy By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , ,

    Yes, you read that right. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and wind energy lobbyists are in federal court fighting for the right of wind energy developers to kill protected bald and golden eagles without facing repercussions. Robert Bryce at the Wall Street Journal explains — U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh, an Obama appointee, ruled in favor of […]

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    Heidi Cruz Interview Sheds Light on Senator

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    Despite all the ads and debates — or maybe because of them — it can be hard to get a good picture of the presidential hopefuls. Over at NC Capitol Connection, Matt Caulder has an interesting interview with Heidi Cruz, wife of the Texas senator who is running for the White House, that by telling […]

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    #GreenFail: Calif. Energy Plan Flops

    Posted in Civitas Review, Environment & Energy, Miscellaneous By Jim Tynen

    With debate on energy issues ongoing in North Carolina, it's interesting how things are going in a state that embraced radical action on "clean energy jobs"  a few years back: "Three years after California voters passed a ballot measure to raise taxes on corporations and generate clean energy jobs by funding energy-efficiency projects in schools, […]

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