Source Archives: Civitas Institute

  • Civitas Action Unveils 2017 State Legislative Rankings

    RALEIGH – Civitas Action has released its annual Conservative Effectiveness Ranking of North Carolina state lawmakers for the 2017 regular session. “Civitas Action would like to commend Rep. Chris Millis for having the only perfect score in the ...

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  • Attacks on UNC Litigation Reforms Are Weak

    Proposed UNC ban on litigation bolsters the focus on academics Alleged threat to accreditation is a flawed argument Accreditation is a poor indicator of quality Contrary to public opinion, accreditation is inherently political A look at accreditation only underscores the ...

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  • Central Planning and Education: A Hayekian Response

    Central planning fails miserably in the economy, why would we think it is best for education? Government bureaucrats cannot possess the localized knowledge of the parents and teachers of students. Empowering parents, rather than bureaucrats, to call the shots in ...

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  • Have NC Fiscal Analysts Been Out in the Sun Too Long?

    Recently WRAL-TV highlighted a report released by NC Senate Democrats of a “potential” $1 billion dollar budget gap in the North Carolina. What the story fails to discuss is the poor track record of the ...

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  • The Left blows a gasket over school funding – Again

    “Stop throwing the spoon and bowl and climb out of the high chair!” That’s what I’d tell NC Policy Watch crybabies  who continue to assert the policies of Republican legislators don’t ...

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  • Civitas Wins Injunction Stopping Attorney General From Distributing Funds

    RALEIGH – On Tuesday, June 27, a state Superior Court judge ruled favorably on several motions for the Civitas Center for Law and Freedom (CLF) case against the North Carolina Attorney General which alleges that settlement money was illegally funneled ...

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  • Solar Cronyism Continued – HB589

    House Bill 589, the misnamed Competitive Energy Solutions for NC, is making its way through the North Carolina Senate. As I said previously, “the skids have been greased” for this bill, with the combined lobbying forces of Duke Energy ...

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  • North Carolina’s Continuing Redistricting Saga

    If the recent news on North Carolina’s political maps and redistricting has you confused, you’re not alone. And, unfortunately, it may be awhile before our state gets any clarity on how to draw legislative and congressional ...

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  • Governor Cooper Prioritizes Politics, Refuses to Sign Budget

    RALEIGH – Today, Governor Cooper has announced that he will veto the state budget, which would provide tax relief to the middle class, a heft teacher pay raise, and puts $363 million in our rainy day fund. Civitas President Francis ...

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  • Solar Bill (HB 589) Lobbyists Information Sheet

    The below is from lobbyists working to pass the solar bill,  House Bill 589 (Competitive Energy Solutions for NC). They sent this handy little “fact sheet” on  the bill to me, and apparently legislators. It passed ...

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