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Legislative Activity Archives

  1. Apr
    13

    Mapping the Left Alert: More Soros Money Coming to NC?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    According to this Washington Post article, wealthy progressives are scheming to shovel still more millions of dollars to advance their liberty-crushing agenda; with a particular focus on the state level. A cadre of wealthy liberal donors aims to pour tens of millions of dollars into rebuilding the left’s political might in the states, racing to […]

  2. Apr
    13

    Civitas Op-Ed in Burlington Times-News

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    On Sunday, the Burlington-based Times-News ran my opinion piece in which I argue that North Carolina's public records laws suffer from several fundamental flaws. The piece begins by noting that NC's public records laws lack any real teeth when it comes to motivating state agencies to fulfill requests: …North Carolina’s public records laws have proven to be an impediment, […]

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    Mar
    17

    Another wrong step for NC public records

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Transportation & Infrastructure By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday, representatives from the Civitas Institute joined the rest of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition in Durham for Sunshine Day, an annual event where leaders from various fields come together to discuss North Carolina's open records laws. How appropriate that this meeting of the minds took place less than two weeks after Senator Michael Lee introduced a bill to further […]

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    Mar
    04

    Gas Tax, Corporate Welfare Bills Head to House Floor Today

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Following up on yesterday's post about two recent Bad Bills of the Week, HB 117 and SB 20 are both scheduled for a vote this afternoon in the NC House. The House yesterday approved a substitute for SB 20 – the new version of this bill would drop the state gas tax from its current […]

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    Feb
    05

    Eminent Domain Amendment Proposal Wins House Committee Approval

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    From WRAL: State and local governments would be prohibited from taking private property for certain economic development purposes under a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the House Judiciary II Committee on Wednesday morning. The measure, which passed the House overwhelmingly last year, would curtail eminent domain powers by saying the the state could forcibly take […]

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