Civitas Review

Economics Archives

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    Mar
    04

    Challenging Occupational Licensure

    Posted in Civitas Review, Economics, Public Safety By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , ,

    Yesterday, the Civitas Institute filed a joint amicus brief with the Cato Institute at the United States Supreme Court. In the brief, we ask the Court to grant certiorari (take up the case) in Vong v. Aune. Should the Court grant cert, the ramifications could be felt in North Carolina, which has one of the […]

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    Feb
    27

    UNC cuts ties with Poverty Center

    Posted in Civitas Review, 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 […]

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    Feb
    27

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

    Posted in Civitas Review, 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 […]

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    Feb
    26

    State Senate Questions Corporate Welfare Program

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, 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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    Feb
    10

    Virginia Fighting Back Against EPA, Is NC Next?

    Posted in Civitas Review, 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 Watchdog.org: 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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