Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: September 2015

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    Sep
    16

    Sales Tax Distribution Proposal Explained

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

    Included in the state budget proposal being voted on this week is a provision to expand the sales tax base and alter how the local portion of the sales tax revenue is distributed among the counties.  At issue, more specifically, is how to distribute the additional revenue projected to be collected by the proposed expanded […]

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    Sep
    15

    The Syrian Refugee Crisis May Hit Home Here in NC

    Posted in Civitas Review, Federal Affairs, Immigration By demidowdy | Tagged , , , , ,

    As Syrians continue to flee their country in droves, other nations have been urged to give these refugees safe haven. Last week, President Obama announced that the United States will take in 10,000 Syrian refugees over the next year. The plan is for the State Department to work with private non-profits who coordinate with local […]

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    Sep
    15

    State Budget Coverage

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

    Be sure to check out the new articles up now at nccivitas.org examining the state budget deal just posted last night. This article outlines the "Top Ten Things You Should Know About the Budget Deal" This article summarizes the highlights from the education portion of the budget. 

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    Sep
    11

    A tip of the cap to little Chloe Crawford

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

    Need a respite from hearing or reading nothing but bad news? The story of little Chloe Crawford might just put a smile on your face.  Her story has been reported on television  (WLOS in Asheville) and other media outlets, but it’s worth reading. Chloe is very deserving of her person-of-the-week designation. She saw a problem and […]

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    Sep
    11

    House, Senate Agree to Increase State Debt

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

    Fresh off of agreeing on doling out $30 million of taxpayer dollars to Hollywood cronies, the NC House and Senate reportedly has agreed to a bond referendum worth between $1.5 and $2 billion. If approved, the bonds will increase the state debt by the bond amount plus tens or hundreds of millions of dollars of […]

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