Source Archives: Civitas Institute

  • The Truth About North Carolina’s State Budget

    As focus turns to the state budget this spring, liberals will predictably claim that the state budget has been “slashed” or “cut to the bone” Reality, however, shows that the state budget has grown at a ...

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  • Gov. Cooper’s Free Comm. College Proposal:Throwing New Money at an Old Problem, Part II   

    Cooper’s free community college plan is based on flawed assumptions North Carolina can already take several steps to develop an educated and skilled workforce. Some of these include: reversing the factors that drive up the costs of higher ...

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  • Civitas’s New President

    January 8, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Raleigh – The Civitas Institute Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Donald Bryson as President to succeed current president Francis X. De Luca. Prior to joining Civitas, Bryson served as the North ...

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  • Cooper’s Leandro Commission: Look at Who’s Missing

    Article by Tyler Bonin In spite of near countless educational committees in existence, Gov. Cooper has created another new commission tasked with developing recommendations for Leandro compliance Missing from the commission is a voice representing school choice Blocking choice from ...

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  • Cooper’s Free Community College Plan: Throwing new money at an old problem 

    Is free community college good policy when college is no longer the proxy for talent or a ticket to upward mobility? “Free” community college is not free; it merely shifts the burden of costs from students to taxpayers. ...

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  • Redistricting in North Carolina – The Never Ending Story

    In June, Civitas reported on “North Carolina’s Continuing Redistricting Saga,” now, six months later, while the saga continues, it may be better characterized as a debacle. Last week Phillip Strach, the attorney for the defendants in ...

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  • Major Tax Cuts to Become Law

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will reduce income taxes for 80 percent of taxpayers Lowering the corporate tax rate will benefit workers – mostly middle class President Trump is expected to sign into law this week the Tax Cuts and ...

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  • Kid Gloves for Governor Cooper

    By Patrick O’Hannigan — Media in the Raleigh area lends itself to metaphor, because it is dominated by “mom” (WRAL-TV) and “dad” (The News & Observer newspaper). Those labels find purchase in the culture ...

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  • The Many Victims of Abortion Expansion

    “Kristin had come to our center back in 2014 when she found out she was pregnant and chose to end the pregnancy with an abortion.  She described how she was traumatized by the experience and that it was excruciating ...

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  • Medicaid Expansion: Cruel, Not Compassionate; Part 2

    Expansion Would Cost Tens of Thousands of Jobs, Drive Up Healthcare Costs and Trap More in Poverty In Part 1 of this article, we explored several of the negative consequences should North Carolina expand Medicaid per Obamacare. Part 2 will discuss still ...

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