Civitas Review

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    Jan
    05

    Is NC Road Bond Idea Slightly Alive?

    Posted in Government, Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , , , , , ,

    You probably remember that classic line from "The Princess Bride:" "It just so happens that your friend here is only MOSTLY dead. There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead is slightly alive." That may come to mind if you read about the push for infrastructure bonds, as Matt Caulder details […]

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    Nov
    17

    Where Does NC's Tax Climate Rank This Year?

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    The Tax Foundation today released its new 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index. True to its name, the Index ranks the 50 states according to how conducive each state's tax code is to job creation and economic growth.    North Carolina holds steady at 15th in the 2016 rankings, the same slot as 2015. This […]

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    Nov
    17

    NC Legislators React to McCrory's Refugee Request

    Posted in Civitas Review, Immigration By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday Gov. Pat McCrory joined several other governors in requesting the federal government stop sending Syrian refugees to resettle in North Carolina.        The request on such a contentious issue generated several responses from NC politicos, as reported in the N&O: U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-North Carolina, filed a bill Monday evening that would […]

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    Oct
    27

    NC Business Incentives Just a Cottage Crony Industry

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , , ,

    A recent press release from Gov. McCrory's office celebrated the announcement of 450 new jobs coming to Davie County, in no small part thanks to a grant from the state's Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) program.   If history is any indication, however, we'll be lucky to see half that many jobs actually materialize. In […]

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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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