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    UNC cuts ties with Poverty Center

    Posted in Economics, Education By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Well it happened. Despite the disruptions of two dozen protestors, today the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) voted to accept the recommendation of a BOG working group and close three university- based centers, including the UNC Center on Poverty Work and Opportunity, headed by the controversial law school professor Gene Nichol. Civitas has written numerous […]

  2. Feb

    New Research: Medicaid Expansion Would Cost NC Nearly 94,000 Jobs

    Posted in Economics, Healthcare By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    One of the reasons used by advocates of Medicaid expansion in NC is that expansion will be an economic boost, creating tens of thousands of jobs. That claim, however, was based on a foundation of completely false assumptions – as I discussed last month in this article. But that's not all. Research, and common sense, tells us […]

  3. Feb

    State Senate Questions Corporate Welfare Program

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    HB 117 , known as the NC Competes Act, would, among other things, significantly increase the amount of taxpayer dollars in the state's Job Development Investment Grant Fund (JDIG). Yesterday, a Senate Finance Committee put the program under some scrutiny, perhaps signaling some opposition to bill should it be approved by the House and move […]

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    Virginia Fighting Back Against EPA, Is NC Next?

    Posted in Economics, Environment & Energy By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    State legislators in Virginia are moving legislation to protect energy consumers from the higher utility bills that would result from the EPA's new draconian regulations. As reported by the Virginia Bureau of The specter of increased electricity costs and loss of state sovereignty is fueling a battle over energy policy at the Virginia General […]

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    New EPA Rules to Cost NC Tens of Thousands of Jobs

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    A new study by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University, and published by the Civitas Institute, examines the potential impact new EPA rules would have on North Carolina. The main findings of the study include: EPA rules will cost the North Carolina economy a total of $1.7 billion between 2015 and 2030. The state’s […]

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