Civitas Review

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    Reuters Lied about Trump in NC

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

    I'm a cynical old conservative who's seen a lot, and even I am taken aback when I see the news media lying about something I've seen with my own eyes. A Reuters report is headlined on CBS: "Black Lives Matter protestors cut off Donald Trump in North Carolina." A single vulgar word is the most […]

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    Concerns about Raleigh's Rezoning Plan

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

    My latest piece for the Civitas Institute discusses Raleigh's rezoning plan, citizens' concerns, and the legal outlook in terms of property rights. The city seemed unprepared for the massive public outcry over what the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) would mean for long-term residents' way of life. Some feel that the city is giving too much control […]

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    Raleigh Mayor: More Taxes Likely

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

    “Raleigh’s at a moment in time when the potential is unlimited,” said Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane to a local Rotary Club this week. Apparently, that unlimited potential is referring to how high Raleigh resident's taxes will climb. From the N&O: Mayor Nancy McFarlane on Monday said officials may need to raise property taxes or stretch […]

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    Seedy Dealings at the Raleigh Business and Technology Center

    Posted in Economics, Politicians & Politicking By Lee Brett | Tagged , , , , ,

    Financial mismanagement and waste are nothing new in government. But it seems that these days, you can’t turn your head without seeing something amiss.  In June, Civitas published a report detailing corruption at the Rural Economic Development Center. Following that was the release of a state audit, which forced the resignation of the Rural Center’s […]

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    Senate Bill 334, Dorothea Dix Lease: A Vote for Realism in North Carolina.

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Jim Tynen | Tagged , ,

    The General Assembly's move to revise the badly flawed Dorothea Dix property lease is a step for realism in state government, where it is badly needed. Lame-duck Gov. Bev Perdue pushed through the lease last year after she no longer had to fear the voters. It leased the valuable land in Raleigh to the city […]

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