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  1. Jul
    01

    Should the South Ban '18'?

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , ,

    NC Capitol Connection's Matt Caulder continues his columns on the Confederate flag controversy.

  2. Jun
    29

    The Real History of Confederate Flag in SC

    Posted in Miscellaneous, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    NC Capitol Connection's Matt Caulder has an insightful take on the Confederate flag controversy in South Carolina. The key is looking at what the flag really meant to Democratic segregationists in the 1960s, and what it really means for Southerners today.

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    Jun
    21

    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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    May
    20

    Civitas Action to Score Votes on House Budget Proposal

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    The N.C. House budget proposal for FY 2015-16 would introduce more than $1 billion in new budgeted spending year-over-year and include tens in millions in targeted tax breaks doled out to special interests while being stuffed with pork barrel spending. The increase of more than 5 percent outpaces measures of population plus inflation growth. The […]

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    Apr
    27

    Are Solar Lobbyists in NC Trying to Hide Their Money Trail?

    Posted in Environment & Energy, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Last week, Civitas published Part I in a series of articles exposing the "Big Solar" power players in NC behind the push for crony policies favoring solar energy. Friday Civitas published Part II. This article examines the financial reports of a very active political action committee pushing for legislative favors for the solar industry, and […]

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