The most recent Civitas Poll of North Carolina voters compared their current views with those of voters in May 2005, when we took our first poll. Despite demographic and political shifts, many findings were similar.
States should be seeking legislation to peel back burdensome and often unnecessary occupational licensing laws. Unfortunately, HB 191/SB 623 doubles down on this harmful practice and makes the burden even heavier.
School choice remains a top education priority for the North Carolina General Assembly. Now North Carolinians may be getting a peek at what the next iteration of school choice may look like.
Two months ago, we featured as a Bad Bill of the Week HB 245, which was a bill that would funnel state taxpayer funds to a local children’s museum in the bill sponsor’s district. Similarly, House Bill 416 Sampson County History Museum Funds, would direct state tax dollars to a…
A sample of tax increases approved by Democrat-controlled legislatures that imposed a heavier tax burden – especially on lower- and middle-class households -- exposes the Left's hypocritical budget spin.
Last summer, the IRS seized $107,000 from Lyndon McLellan, who owns a convenience store in Robeson County. He was never accused of criminal activity. Instead, he was ensnared in a law designed to catch drug lords, not honest business people.
Would it be okay if citizens were forced to vote for a candidate against their will? Of course not. So why do certain NC legislators think it okay to force citizens to financially support candidates against their will? This week's Bad Bill of the Week would impose this unjust mandate.
A study linking charter schools with segregation has major weaknesses, which, when taken together, cast a doubt on the validity of its conclusions.
Join the Civitas Institute at the Home of Garland and Greyson Tucker for a special luncheon event with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. First elected in 2011, Gov. Scott Walker has established himself as a bold leader in the conservative movement and one of the nation’s most effective governors -- a…