Civitas Review

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    What If Trump Thinks He's Already Won?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Elections & Campaigns By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

    One of my colleagues, Demi Dowdy, and I were talking about whether Donald Trump would lead a third-party movement, which the Republican presidential hopeful has said he wouldn’t do. I said I doubted Trump, who loves "winning," would try such a bid, which would be doomed to fail.  That would  make Trump a loser, and […]

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    CLF comments on public defender budget for Daily Tarheel

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , , , , ,

    A recent article by Corey Risinger at The Daily Tarheel discussed changes to the budget of North Carolina's public defenders. For a conservative perspective, DTH reached out to the Center for Law and Freedom: Elliot Engstrom, an attorney with the conservative-leaning Civitas Institute, said he could see the budgeting change as a part of N.C. Supreme Court Chief […]

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    Medicaid Blues

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Healthcare By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    We will be hearing more about how Medicaid is draining money from the state, as in this news story. Senate Republicans said Monday their two-year budget proposal demonstrates how Medicaid keeps siphoning away money from other priorities, … The proposal for state government spending through mid-2015 sets aside $1.2 billion over those two years for […]

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    Phony Scares, Tax Reality

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    A couple of posts have some insights for us in NC. We hosted economist Arthur Laffer earlier this year for a discussion of how lower income taxes, or no income taxes, can boost economies — and even bring more money in to government. Add Ireland to the places where high taxes have the effect of […]

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    McCrory's Budget Moves to Stabilize Medicaid

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Clark Riemer | Tagged , , ,

    Gov. McCrory released his first budget today which covers FY 2013-2014 and 2014-15. One of the major expenditures in the budget is an effort to ensure a sustainable future for Medicaid in North Carolina. The budget would end accounting tricks that previous administrations have played to hide the true cost of Medicaid and increases funding to the […]

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