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    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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    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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