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    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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    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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    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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    What you think you know about big money politics in North Carolina is about to change…

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Civitas Staff

    The video above has just been released and highlights the new website from Civitas. In particular, this video also delves into the Reynolds family and the Z Smith Reynolds Foundation. Visit the site, and be sure to leave some comments for us.

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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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