Civitas Review

Monthly Archives: December 2015

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    Dec
    17

    What If Trump Thinks He's Already Won?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

    One of my colleagues, Demi Dowdy, and I were talking about whether Donald Trump would lead a third-party movement, which the Republican presidential hopeful has said he wouldn’t do. I said I doubted Trump, who loves "winning," would try such a bid, which would be doomed to fail.  That would  make Trump a loser, and […]

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    Dec
    17

    Supreme Court Grants PLF Admission, Allows Joint Brief in Map Act Case

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

    The North Carolina Supreme Court today granted the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF)'s motion for the pro hac vice admission of the Pacific Legal Foundation's Mark Miller and a CLF/PLF joint motion to file an amicus brief in Kirby v. DOT, more widely known as the "Map Act" case. The brief was submitted […]

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    Dec
    17

    Obamacare Medical Device Tax to be Scrapped?

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

    Let's hope so. From the N&O: A proposed Affordable Care Act tax freeze affecting nearly 100 North Carolina manufacturers would keep millions of dollars in the state over the next two years if Congress passes this week’s negotiated budget deal.    Some in Congress have had an eye on axing the ACA’s medical device manufacturing […]

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    Dec
    16

    Fact-checking the N&O

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

    Yesterday, John Murawski over at the News & Observer reported on a judge's denial of the Attorney General's motion to dismiss in Owens v. North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality. The case, brought by the Civitas Institute Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) on behalf of Perquimans County landowners, alleges that the Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) violated North Carolina […]

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    Dec
    15

    Wake County enrollment numbers getting attention

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

    From the “all news is bad news” category, this morning WRAL .com reported that slowing student growth could cost Wake County Public Schools money.  According to the article, since 2011, WCPSS’ portion of students in down 2 percent to charter, private and home schools. Since student population is not expected to meet original enrollment estimates, […]

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