Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: August 2015

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    Aug
    17

    Where Does NC Stand on the Death Penalty?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Netsmart | Tagged , , ,

    The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled last week that capital punishment is unconstitutional in that state. Connecticut had recently enacted a law under which the death penalty could not be enacted in future cases but convicted criminals who had been sentenced to death would have their sentences carried out. This new ruling, however, commutes all such […]

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    Aug
    13

    State Budget Negotiations Go Into Second Overtime

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

    With still no agreement between the state House and Senate on a state budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year that began on July 1, the House and Senate have come to an agreement to grant another continuing resolution – this one until until August 31.  State House and Senate lawmakers voted Wednesday to give themselves […]

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    Aug
    12

    Shelve Hillary Clinton's debt-free tuition plan

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

    Hillary Clinton’s $350 billion dollar proposal to make college debt-free for students is intended to get the candidate attention. It's also intended to help her keep increasingly restless college and millennial voters in the Democratic camp next fall. Some credit the proposal for being bold — $350 billion is certainly bold.   In my view […]

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    Aug
    12

    NC Senate Approves Taxpayer Protection Act: Leftists Dredge Up Debunked Claims About Colorado's TABOR

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

    As the NC Senate approves a Taxpayer Protection Act (TPA), which would place constitutional restraints on the annual growth rate of state spending, create a state savings reserve fund that required 2/3 majority vote to spend down the fund, and lower the income tax cap from 10 to 5 percent, the left has trotted out […]

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    Aug
    12

    School choice event video available

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

    Video from our July 15th event, School Choice: The Engine of a Growing Economy is now available. Access video and presentations here .

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