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    Jun
    04

    Why Tax Cuts Are Working in NC

    Posted in Civitas Review, Economics By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , , ,

    Economist Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation has a piece in today's Wall Street Journal that reminds us of why fiscal reforms in our state have worked and are still working. But he also warns us of how easily all the gains can be lost. He notes that North Carolina cut taxes in the right […]

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    May
    20

    Civitas Action to Score Votes on House Budget Proposal

    Posted in Civitas Review, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    The N.C. House budget proposal for FY 2015-16 would introduce more than $1 billion in new budgeted spending year-over-year and include tens in millions in targeted tax breaks doled out to special interests while being stuffed with pork barrel spending. The increase of more than 5 percent outpaces measures of population plus inflation growth. The […]

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    May
    12

    Solar Power Will Roil Industry

    Posted in Civitas Review, Transportation & Infrastructure By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    A post over at NC Capitol Connection delves into the underlying forces in the debate over renewable energy. Matt Caulder writes: While home solar production costs have dropped drastically, now at less than $1 a kilowatt hour, solar power is still very far from replacing the market, just as vegetable-oil-powered vehicles have not supplanted gasoline […]

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    May
    05

    Carly Fiorina at CLC

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

    The former Hewlett-Packard CEO has announced she's running for president, and she's drawing admiring profiles in the media, as in  this one about five important qualities she brings to the field. That she is impressing political observers is no surprise to those who heard her at our Conservative Leadership Conference in March.

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    Mar
    28

    Kibbe: How Power Is Shifting to Voters

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

    The Internet and the growth of grassroots groups is shifting power from backrooms in Washington to the American people, FreedomWorks President and CEO Matt Kibbe said Saturday morning at Civitas' Conservative Leadership Conference CLC. Consider ride-sharing services such as Uber, through which he got a ride from the airport to CLC at the Embassy Suites […]

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