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Legislative Activity Archives

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    Farewell to a True Public Servant

    Posted in 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 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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    Where Does NC Stand on the Death Penalty?

    Posted in Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By efield | Tagged , , ,

    The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled last week that capital punishment is unconstitutional in that state. Connecticut had recently enacted a law under which the death penalty could not be enacted in future cases but convicted criminals who had been sentenced to death would have their sentences carried out. This new ruling, however, commutes all such […]

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    Ferry Fiasco a Reminder of Govt. Limits

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    A news story is a good reminder of why government needs to be limited, as some of our supporters have pointed out. According to the AP , "A ferry designed to take school children from Corolla across Currituck Sound is about to become scrap metal without ever carrying anyone to class." Money for the project […]

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    Will Heads Roll?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen

    Over at NC Capitol Connection, Matt Caulder had a story giving one explanation about why the legislature undermined the voter ID law: a state agency had chop-blocked the state's legal case, by trying to charge for state ID's that by law were free. A bigger question might be: Why did this happen? Who's was responsible? Will anyone be […]

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