Civitas Review

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    Jan
    20

    Providing Public Records Is McCrory Admin's Business

    Posted in Civitas Review, Life & Family Issues, Politicians & Politicking By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    Imagine that your house caught fire, and when you called the fire department, the fire chief told you they had to charge you a fee to look up your address, and then additional fees for actually coming out to your house and putting out the blaze. That's what the McCrory administration is doing when it […]

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    Jun
    19

    New Groups Helping Themselves to the Public Trough!

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Education, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , ,

    While the legislature has done a pretty good job of cutting funding to private entities in the state budget, it was only a matter of time before groups that some would describe as "right of center" started to help themselves to dollars at the taxpayer funded public trough, more commonly known as the North Carolina […]

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    Feb
    27

    Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation – Harmed by the Blueprint NC Scandal?

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns, Legislative Activity, Politicians & Politicking By Francis De Luca | Tagged , , ,

    Yes Weekly in the Triad published a story today by Jim Longworth, LEAKED MEMO RAISES CONCERNS, which explores what the Blueprint NC scandal may mean to one of the largest charitable trusts in the Nation, the Z. Smith Reynolds (ZSR) Foundation. “As soon as this story surfaced last Friday, I spoke with ZSR Executive Director Leslie […]

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    Dec
    05

    Higher Employer Tax and Fewer Benefits In NC Unemployment Reform Package

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Politicians & Politicking By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , ,

    A legislative panel unveiled its ideas to reform unemployment taxes and benfits. It also had a proposal for paying back a federal loan more quickly. Matt Willoughby has a video report…

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    Dec
    04

    Council of State Approves Dix Deal, Berger Looks to Repeal It

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Elections & Campaigns, Politicians & Politicking By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , ,

    The Council of State approved a deal worked out with the city of Raleigh and Governor Bev Perdue to lease the Dorothea Dix property to the city for a park. The agreement is worth well below the value of the land. The two Republicans on the Council, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and Labor Commissioner Cherie […]

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