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    'Raise the Age' Looks Dead … for Now

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Angela Hight | Tagged ,

    HB 725 “Raise the Age” may be dead for this year, but don’t be surprised if we see it again. The North Carolina General Assembly website indicates the bill is “held in the Senate Clerk’s Office,” which means the Senate has not even considered the bill for this legislative session. That’s why it looks dead […]

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    Moral Monday Strikes Its Tent

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Civitas Staff | Tagged ,

    So it was just a show all along. At the Monday rally at Halifax Mall, the Rev. William Barber announced that it was the last Moral Monday rally. It was no longer going to be Moral Mondays, he said. Now it was "a Moral March … to the polls!" So the protesters aren't a powerless, […]

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    Who Is Endorsing Rev. Barber's Moral Monday Demands?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca

    The short answer is NOBODY actually supports Rev. Barber except for his protesters! As documented by Brian Balfour, and others, the demands of the "Rev" William Barber will add up for NC Taxpayers to the tune of around $10 Billion. That is a lot even by Dr. Evil standards. At yesterday's protest we asked legislators and Protest leaders (Picture […]

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    What Right Do Protesters Want Only for Themselves?

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Civitas Staff | Tagged , ,

    The Moral Monday protesters want to barge into the legislature whenever and however they want. But they themselves insist on conducting their meetings the way they want, with special treatment for their leaders. The rallies are well scripted and carefully organized. An emcee, even NAACP head William Barber at times, will gently move speakers on […]

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    "Moral Monday" Protester Demands Would Cost NC Taxpayers $10 Billion Each Year

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

    Yesterday Civitas posted an article estimating the cost to taxpayers of a partial list of the demands of the Moral Monday/NAACP crowd.  Then yesterday evening, Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger's office released a draft of a budget amendment that was drawn up by General Assembly staff that included several of the MM/NAACP demands. The […]