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    Will Heads Roll?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen

    Over at NC Capitol Connection, Matt Caulder had a story giving one explanation about why the legislature undermined the voter ID law: a state agency had chop-blocked the state's legal case, by trying to charge for state ID's that by law were free. A bigger question might be: Why did this happen? Who's was responsible? Will anyone be […]

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    House vs. Senate Budget Battle Looms

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Jim Tynen

    With the Senate's passage of a budget bill, there are now two contrasting visions of what state government should do in the upcoming year. That sets up a clash between the two philosophies, with less than two weeks left before the end of the fiscal year. Find out more at NC Capitol Connections.

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    Senate Budget Is $700M Less than House Plan

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

    The Senate's $21.47 billion budget comes in at about $700 million less than the House proposal.

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    Budget Plan Would Cut Taxes for Most

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

    The state Senate leadership's budget plan, if it becomes law, will mean the great majority of NC taxpayers will be able to keep more of their own money.

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    The Truth about Polls and ID for Illegals

    Posted in Civitas Review, Immigration, Miscellaneous, Polling By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , ,

    We hear through the grapevine that some people are citing our most recent online survey to say NC voters would like to grant drivers licenses to illegal immigrants. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Online surveys aren't meant to be scientific studies of public opinion, but rather ways of letting people express their views […]

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