Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: August 2015

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    Rep. Hastings Interview, Doing the Peoples Work

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Environment & Energy, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    Great interview of Rep. Kelly Hasting of NC House District 110 on What Matters with Chad Adams on the It will give you an ideal of how some legislators approach the task of governing and remind some of why people are looking for folks who are not politicians. Listen to what Hastings has to say below and weigh […]

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    Senate Passes "Compromise" Bills Addressing Economic Incentives, Medicaid Reform

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

    Last night the Senate passed "compromise" bills on economic incentives and Medicaid reform. A press release from Senate President Pro Tem Berger's office sums up the bills: The compromise economic development plan: Answers the governor’s call for additional job recruitment dollars and moves to the middle of the original House and Senate proposals, by extending […]

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    Court Dismisses DOJ Suit Against Alamance Sheriff

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, Immigration, Public Safety By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    In 2012, the Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit against the Alamance County Sheriff's Office (ACSO), alleging that the department and its Sheriff, Terry S. Johnson, routinely discriminated against Latinos in violation of federal law. It took two years for the case to go to trial. Almost three years after the original filing — and […]

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    NC Senate Offers Budget Compromises, Introduces Taxpayer Bill of Rights to Restrain Spending

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

    The Senate Finance Committee has been quite active these past two days. Late yesterday afternoon, they decided to remove key policy provisions from their state budget proposal. In a response to the House and Gov. McCrory's opposition to the Senate's inclusion of Medicaid reform, sales tax distribution changes and economic incentive measures; the Senate stripped […]

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    North Carolina 2014 Election Turnout Refutes Claims of Voter Suppression

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , ,

    Hans von Spakovsky, in a recent article written for the Heritage Foundation, lays out the facts surrounding the lawsuits that would roll back North Carolina's election reform legislation implemented in 2014. The three week hearing into VIVA (Voter Information Verification Act) ended on Friday, July 31. It is likely to take weeks for U.S. District Judge […]

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