Civitas Review

Legislative Activity Archives

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    Aug
    17

    Where Does NC Stand on the Death Penalty?

    Posted in Civitas Review, Crime, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking, Public Safety By Netsmart | 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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    Jun
    22

    Ferry Fiasco a Reminder of Govt. Limits

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, 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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    Jun
    21

    Will Heads Roll?

    Posted in Civitas Review, 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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    Jun
    01

    Dems Reject Waiting Periods. Except …

    Posted in Civitas Review, Legislative Activity, Life & Family Issues By Matt Caulder | Tagged , , , , , ,

    NC Democrats favor of waiting periods for purchases of guns. But when it comes to abortion, that's another story.

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    Apr
    30

    House Approves Amendment Striking a Blow Against Big Solar Cronies

    Posted in Civitas Review, Environment & Energy, Legislative Activity By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Late last night the NC House approved an amendment to an otherwise little-discussed regulatory reform bill. The amendment would cap the state's renewable energy portfolio standard and eliminate the 80% property tax break received by solar farms and facilities. WRAL has a recap here. The 2007 Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard, or REPS, law requires utilities […]

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