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  1. Mar

    New Bill to Examine Burdensome Occupational Licensing Boards

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    North Carolina has so many occupational licensing boards and commissions, they can't even count them accurately. This fact was highlighted in a Civitas "Waste of the Week" feature last May: The Attorney General’s office lists 55 Boards, while a legislative oversight committee lists 57. According to the audit, “When asked how state-level entities compile their […]

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    Courts continue to uphold school choice programs

    Posted in Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    As North Carolina awaits the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding the constitutionality of the Opportunity Scholarship Grant Program, courts around the country continue to affirm parental school choice programs. Last week the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the state’s Alabama Accountability Act (AAA).  The law allows low income students that are assigned to persistently low-performing schools to […]

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    NC says "no" to Common Core Standards

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    A majority of North Carolinians oppose Common Core standards.  That’s one of the results of the March 2015 Civitas Poll. By a margin of 52 percent to 34 percent North Carolinians oppose the Common Core Standards Opposition to the standards is strong across the State. The only two regions that had less than 50 percent […]

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    NC gives big "thumbs up" to Opportunity Scholarship Program

    Posted in Education, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged ,

    North Carolinians continue to show strong support the Opportunity Scholarship program. The March Civitas Poll found 68 percent of respondents favor the program (24 percent oppose). See Education poll questions: March 2015 Release Crosstabs education. Support for the program is visible across geographical regions, party registration and race. The program received favorable ratings across all […]

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    Civitas Drops a "Bombshell"

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    That's the description the radical left-wing rag IndyWeek gave to the Civitas Institute's new project: Mapping the Left (MTL). MTL is an online resource connecting the dots and exposing the massive, well-funded army of left-wing advocacy groups clamoring for expanded government and an erosion of our freedoms. Click here to read the article introducing the MTL […]

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