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2014 Bad Bill of The Year Tournament

In 2014, the Civitas Institute selected 10 Bad Bills of the Week. Now it is time for you to vote on the Bad Bill of the Year. First, learn more about the nominees by clicking on the bill titles listed below for a brief bill description and a link to…

How Teachers Can Get a $450 Raise

As part of a campaign to inform employees and union workers of their rights, the Civitas Institute will be educating North Carolina teachers and other school employees about how they can give themselves an average $450 a year pay increase by leaving the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE). The…

Waste of the Week

This article marks the launch of a new Civitas Institute series entitled: Waste of the Week. Each week we will highlight a state government office, agency or expenditure that few would be hard-pressed to defend as a core function of state government. If legislators can’t even find it in themselves to eliminate the items featured in this series, then what will they be willing to eliminate?

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Aug 28

Civitas Poll Luncheon - August 2014

Our polling examines voter opinion on the most significant and current issues such as government spending, state debt, health care, energy, social policy, election reform, and much more. Additionally, we measure approval ratings for national and state leaders, allowing attendees to gauge voter sentiment on elected officials. Our guest commentator…

Oct 02

An Evening Event with N.Y. Times Best Selling Author Amity Shlaes

President Calvin "Silent Cal" Coolidge was a champion for restrained government and foreign policy, stable money, and a balanced federal budget. He believed in keeping all Americans free, independent, and self-reliant; but most of all he wanted them to be able to rise as their abilities permitted. In the example…