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    Eminent Domain Amendment Proposal Wins House Committee Approval

    Posted in Civitas Review, 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 Civitas Review, 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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    'Raise the Age' Looks Dead … for Now

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Netsmart | 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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