Civitas Review

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    Jan
    22

    Academic Study: NC's Spending Growth "Unsustainable"; Pension Liability Far Larger Than Reported

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

    A new study released by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University takes a close look at financial health of North Carolina state government. Among the findings: Real (inflation-adjusted) state spending per capita has increased fourfold in North Carolina since 1970. Three sources of revenue allowed for this increase: (1) tax increases, (2) increased debt, […]

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    Nov
    04

    Farewell to a True Public Servant

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

    We at Civitas were saddened to hear of the passing of former U.S. Rep. Howard Coble. He was the 6th Congressional District’s congressman from 1985 until he retired early this year. That made him the longest-serving Republican House member in the North Carolina history. He was well know for his colorful sport coats, and for […]

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    Jun
    28

    State Budget to be Finalized This Week?

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

    The N&O has some details about a tentative budget plan agreed upon by state lawmakers: Democratic lawmakers tentatively agreed on a final budget deal Saturday that would eliminate a tuition subsidy for some out-of-state athletes and require a 1 percent cut if extra federal money isn't delivered. The agreement lays the groundwork for lawmakers to […]

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