Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: November 2015

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    Nov
    19

    New Study: "Free" Federal Funds Actually Quite Expensive

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

    A new study released by the Civitas Institute and authored by Dr. Eric Fruits of Economics International Corp. finds that as states accept more federal funds, their state and local taxes increase. In North Carolina, the research shows that each additional dollar of federal intergovernmental transfers to the Tar Heel State is associated with 81 […]

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    Nov
    18

    Amidst Turmoil, Some Advances in Rights for UNC Students

    Posted in Civitas Review, Education By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , ,

    By Jay Schalin The last two years in higher education at times have seemed like nothing more than a series of outrages against freedom and its protections. Ridiculous new words and phrases have appeared—trigger warnings, safe spaces, and microaggressions—to describe tools used to silence speech. Government regulations and new bureaucratic positions, many courtesy of Title […]

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    Nov
    17

    Where Does NC's Tax Climate Rank This Year?

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

    The Tax Foundation today released its new 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index. True to its name, the Index ranks the 50 states according to how conducive each state's tax code is to job creation and economic growth.    North Carolina holds steady at 15th in the 2016 rankings, the same slot as 2015. This […]

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    Nov
    17

    What McCrory Refugee Move Really Means

    Posted in Civitas Review, Federal Affairs, Government, Immigration, Politicians & Politicking By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

    Maybe the most important thing about Gov. Pat McCrory's decision to ask President Obama to cease sending Syrian refugees is this: it aroused an explosion of support. Our Facebook post asking people to thank the governor for protecting the people has been shared thousands of times as of this morning and continues to grow, reaching […]

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    Nov
    17

    NC Legislators React to McCrory's Refugee Request

    Posted in Civitas Review, Immigration By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday Gov. Pat McCrory joined several other governors in requesting the federal government stop sending Syrian refugees to resettle in North Carolina.        The request on such a contentious issue generated several responses from NC politicos, as reported in the N&O: U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, filed a bill Monday evening that would […]

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