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Legislative Activity Archives

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    Update – A Spy, Drug Dealers, Cronies, Hemp and the NCGA

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Susan Myrick | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

    You may remember the legislation that started out as a license plate bill for retired registers of deeds in March of 2015, but mysteriously became the “Hemp Bill” on September 28, 2015 and was ratified the next day. All this, just two days before the end of last year’s marathon legislative session. Civitas looked at […]

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    Is NC Road Bond Idea Slightly Alive?

    Posted in Government, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    You probably remember that classic line from "The Princess Bride:" "It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive." That may come to mind if you read about the push for infrastructure bonds, as Matt Caulder details […]

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    Who's Scanning Your License Plate?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Crime, Government, Legislative Activity By Civitas Staff | Tagged , , , ,

    Did you know that a new technology allows police to scan a stream of license plates as cars and trucks go by? And did you know that, until yesterday, no state law regulated how police could use that data? Some worry that the authorities could use that data to track what you are doing: when […]

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    Farewell to a True Public Servant

    Posted in Civitas Review, Government, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    We at Civitas were saddened to hear of the passing of former U.S. Rep. Howard Coble. He was the 6th Congressional District’s congressman from 1985 until he retired early this year. That made him the longest-serving Republican House member in the North Carolina history. He was well know for his colorful sport coats, and for […]

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    The Real Point of 'Ashley' Revelations

    Posted in Civitas Review, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    It's important to keep the focus on the real issue of government email addresses uncovered at the online affair site Ashley Madison, even as Matt Caulder will continue to look at new developments. Almost 100 North Carolina state and local government email addresses have been uncovered so far among the more than 10,000 government and military email […]

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