Source Archives: Civitas Institute

  • Thanksgiving Dinner, Pipelines, and Dodging Amazon

    North Carolinians should be dancing in the streets now that we know for certain that Amazon has decided to forego our crony incentives for the sake of bigger wallets. And, we’ve got bigger fish to fry, anyways. Like ...

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  • Pipelines, Permits, and Cooper’s Slush Fund: What’s Really Going On?

    This week, the Joint Legislative Commission on Government Operations Subcommittee on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline met to discuss updates – or lack thereof – from the governor’s office about the situation. To recap – In late 2017, the Atlantic ...

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  • Civitas Partisan Index – State Legislative Election Results

    The Civitas Partisan Index provides a snapshot of past voter behavior in state legislative districts. In this November’s midterm election, CPI was 90 percent accurate in predicting state legislative election outcomes. Legislative “upsets” – races that defied ...

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  • Why Should Taxpayers Forego More Important Financial Priorities to Fund Government Pork?

    Tax increases force taxpayers to forego household financial priorities of increasing importance to them Meanwhile, the additional revenue funds political priorities of decreasing importance Why should taxpayers forego more important financial priorities to fund government pork? Tax increases deprive citizens ...

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  • Rural-Urban Divide, Transageism, Voter ID, and the White House Press Room

    Perhaps one key takeaway from the results of the 2018 midterms is the growing divide between rural and urban communities. With activists in some quarters making a push to eliminate the electoral college, rural citizens stand to have their voices muffled ...

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  • What’s next for NC Voter ID?

    North Carolinians clearly showed that they want to protect election integrity through a photographic voter ID requirement. The implementation of voter ID is critical to ensuring the security of the state’s elections. On Election Day, North Carolina voters ...

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  • The Fatal Flaw of ‘Nix all Six’

    With election day right around the corner, various groups are trying to sway public opinion on the six proposed amendments to the state constitution. While some have encouraged consideration of each amendment on its merits, many organizations have resorted to ...

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  • Civitas Poll Results in the Press

    Public opinion shapes the conversations we have surrounding policy and politics. We at Civitas recognize the importance of keeping our ear to the rails, paying careful attention to which way public sentiment and policy preferences are trending. And we’...

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  • Key State Legislative Races

    We are finally in the homestretch of the 2018 midterm elections. The whole country is holding its breath to see the impact of this year’s election on the U.S. House of Representatives. North Carolina is no exception – ...

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  • Birthright Citizenship, Amendments, and Political Tension in Marriage

    Does President Trump have the authority to issue an Executive Order to rescind “birthright citizenship?” How should we understand birthright citizenship in the context of the 14th Amendment? And, are you wondering about the likelihood that all six ...

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