Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: September 2015

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    CON Exemption for Bellhaven Hospital Moves to House: Why Is This Necessary?

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

    A bill that would exempt "legacy" medical care facilities from acquiring a Certificate of Need to operate has cleared the Senate and is heading to the House. An amendment to clarify the definition is credited with exempting the hospital in Belhaven.    Some additional background via the Statesville News & Record Health care company Vidant […]

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    Top GOP Candidates Zero in on North Carolina

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

    As the GOP field begins to winnow, the top contenders for the Republican nomination have had their eyes on our own state of North Carolina.

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    Were the State Bond and Corporate Welfare Bill Bargaining Chips for Income Tax Cut?

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

    There has been much written about the tax changes included in this year's final budget bill. Most notable among the changes were a decrease in the personal and corporate income tax rates, the creation of a new historic preservation tax credit, a shift in the formula for corporate taxes to a single sales factor, and […]

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    Three Things You Should Know About NC's Education Budget

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

    New today at is this article outlining three major things you should know about North Carolina's education budget. A sample from the article: The education budget has been increasing. First, contrary to the claims of many educators and the media, the education budget is not declining. General state appropriations for public education (i.e. K-12 […]

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    $2 Billion Bond Dubbed a "Slush Fund"

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By demidowdy

    You may have read our own Brian Balfour's take on the $2 Billion bond just passed in the State Senate. The cost to NC taxpayers is certainly hefty, but so are the implications as spelled out in an article in NC Capitol Connection. Matt Caulder reports that language in the bill seems to give the […]

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