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  1. 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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    Apr
    13

    Mapping the Left Alert: More Soros Money Coming to NC?

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

    According to this Washington Post article, wealthy progressives are scheming to shovel still more millions of dollars to advance their liberty-crushing agenda; with a particular focus on the state level. A cadre of wealthy liberal donors aims to pour tens of millions of dollars into rebuilding the left’s political might in the states, racing to […]

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    Mar
    26

    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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    Mar
    11

    Why Aycock, and Daniels, Should Be Remembered

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

    There was a revealing commentary in the News & Observer, about Gov. Charles Brantley Aycock, an early progressive hero — and white supremacist. There is a drive to remove his name from prominent buildings. Politicial writer Rob Christensen's point is ostensibly that all human beings are products of their times, and must be judged in […]

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    Feb
    09

    State Employee's Union Boss Using Dues for Personal Gain?

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

    Dana Cope, the head of the State Employee's Association of North Carolina (SEANC) is receiving close scrutiny for what appears to be personal use of member dues. Some highlights from the Charlotte Observer: In March 2014, the State Employees Association of North Carolina wrote a check for nearly $19,000 to Perspective Concepts LLC, a defunct […]

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