Civitas Review

Legislative Activity Archives

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    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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    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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    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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    Civitas' Legislative Agenda: Top 5 for 2015

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , , , , ,

    Today marks the opening day of the 2015 legislative session. Being an odd-numbered year, this will be a "long session" (due to its earlier start date) and will include the development of the FY 2015-17 biennial budget bill. Lawmakers will also be confronting many other pressing issues. The Civitas Institute today released its legislative agenda […]

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    5 Key Factors on Fracking Rules

    Posted in Environment & Energy, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    If you want a more accurate picture of energy development in NC than the mainstream media provide, check out this story in NC Capitol Connection. Let’s look at five key factors. Is NC rushing headfirst into hydraulic fracturing? The opposite is true: the Tar Heel State has dragged its feet on the process, also known […]

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