Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: November 2015

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    Cope to plead guilty, receive plea agreement

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

    The News and Observer is reporting that Dana Cope, former head of the State Employees Association of North Carolina will enter a plea agreement this morning in Wake County District Court. Cope is charged with embezzling nearly half a million dollars from SEANC funds to pay for such things as landscaping at his home, flight […]

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    $600 Million Tax Cut Coming to NC Job Providers in 2016

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

    From WUNC State officials are celebrating a $1 billion surplus in the North Carolina unemployment trust fund. The Wednesday announcement represents a significant swing from just two and a half years ago when the state owed the federal government $2.8 billion. This past May, the state paid down its debt a year before the due […]

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    ESAs: a one minute primer

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

    Over the last few months we've been talking a lot about Education Savings Accounts (ESAs). You say you still don't have a clue?  Not to worry. Our friends at the Friedman Foundation have developed a short video explaining ESAs. Enjoy.

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    "Closing Arguments with Elliot Engstrom" Debuts Tomorrow!

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

    Tomorrow at 1 p.m., "Closing Arguments with Elliot Engstrom" will debut on the Freedom Action Network. The weekly show, hosted by yours truly, will close out the week by discussing topics related to government, politics, and law. Tomorrow's guests/topics: 1 p.m. — UNC law student and former CLF law clerk Felicia Hyde will discuss the state of legal education in […]

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    Challenge Made Against Sanctuary City Protester's Vote

    Posted in Civitas Review, Immigration By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , , , , ,

    Last week we reported on a voter who, the day before she cast a ballot in the Durham County municipal elections, was arrested in Wake County and had given the Wake County Magistrate a Miami, Florida address. North Carolina requires a voter to be a resident of North Carolina in order to vote. The voter’s […]

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