Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: September 2015

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    Sep
    10

    "Renewable Energy" Cronies Stepping Up Their Political Pleas

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

    The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association this morning sent out an action alert to its members. The alert informs members that there will likely be a decision made on the fate of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit today or tomorrow and urges them to call their state representative, emphasizing "Please prioritize calling Representatives and […]

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    Sep
    10

    Oh the Irony: Solar Cronies May Soon Fund Hollywood Cronies

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

    The political blog Jones & Blount is reporting that the state tax credit for investment in renewable energy may be allowed to expire. The tax credit has been the subject of vigorous debate all year.     North Carolina’s renewable energy investment tax credit’s days may be numbered, according to sources on Jones Street. House […]

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    Sep
    09

    Religious Liberty for NC Magistrates

    Posted in Civitas Review, Government, Life & Family Issues, Miscellaneous By demidowdy | Tagged , , , , ,

    Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk, spent 5 days in jail for her religious objections to distributing marriage licenses with her name on them to same-sex couples. Her objection has been deemed reasonable as long as she permits her deputy clerks to perform the task of distributing marriage licenses in her stead. Before the national […]

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    Sep
    09

    NC House and Senate Agree: Hollywood Fat Cats Deserve Your Tax Dollars

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

    According to a press release from House Speaker Moore's office, in spite of continued differences in state budget negotiations, the NC House and Senate have come to an agreement on the state's film production subsidy program. From the release: Today, the North Carolina Senate and the North Carolina House came to an agreement on a […]

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    Sep
    09

    The myth of big money and elections

    Posted in Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    The Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United allowed corporations and the wealthy to exert undue influence on elections. The decision jeopardizes the heart of democracy. That’s prevailing view of  most on the left and the view Mack Paul recently reiterated in a opinion column in the Raleigh News and Observer. Mack lamented how campaign spending […]

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