Civitas Review

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    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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    UNC Centers and Institutions Finally Receiving Review by Board of Governors

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

    The UNC Board of Governors is in the process of reviewing hundreds of centers and institutions housed throughout college campuses across the state. This review is long past due, as Civitas alluded to in 2009: Again, regrettably questions of duplication and public benefits emerge. For example, North Carolina Central University houses The Center on Family […]

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    Obamacare: more reasons to hate it

    Posted in Healthcare, Miscellaneous By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    The costs of Obamacare continue to roll-in.  Several weeks ago Civitas review reported that  complying with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)  would cost the UNC system approximately $46-$47 million. The additional costs come from ACA requiring the university to provide insurance for about 8,500 non-permanent employees who work 30 or more hours […]

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    Obamacare to Cost UNC System $47 M per Year

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

    Per the Greensboro Observer: Obamacare will cost the University of North Carolina System $47 million per year starting in 2015 for its 8,586 employees that exceed 30 hours per week that don’t have State insurance. This is a recurring annual expense. The workers include temporary/visiting faculty, graduate or teaching assistants, post-doctoral employees and student employees. […]

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    "Seven Years of College Down the Drain"

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

    More thoughtless hyperbole is on display in today's N&O. This time, its focus is on higher education. How many young North Carolinians must see their futures dimmed because our legislators have failed to put up enough money to meet the genuine needs of schools, universities, community colleges alike? Sadly, that's the road down which the […]

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