[close]

While you make your giving decisions this Christmas Season, I hope you'll keep the Civitas Institute in mind.

We're here every single day, fighting for small, accountable government, and working to diminish the influence of the liberal Left in our state.

We don’t take government funds, and we won’t ever take stolen taxpayer money. We go out and ask for it, and now I'm asking you.

If you like our work and you think our mission is valuable, will you help keep us in the fight?

Donate Tax Deductible

Author: Brian Balfour

Waste of the Week: Kannapolis Research Center

Waste of the Week: Kannapolis Research Center

“I want to make this center the center of all the knowledge that you need, teaching you what to eat, how to eat, why to eat that way, how often to eat that way, what not to eat.”

N&O Takes a Toll on Truth

N&O Takes a Toll on Truth

By now, most of us have come to expect the left-wing bias of the Raleigh News & Observer. Part of that bias includes efforts to promote their chosen narrative by presenting questionable data while ignoring more relevant facts.

Waste of the Week: North Carolina Zoo

Waste of the Week: North Carolina Zoo

Lions, tigers, bears and 10 million taxpayer dollars, oh my! The North Carolina Zoo, celebrating its 40th year, is located in Asheboro on 2,200 acres of land. The zoo attracts about 700,000 visitors annually from all 100 counties in the state. Not only do visitors from every county across the…

Waste of the Week: Used Clothing Bin Inspections

Waste of the Week: Used Clothing Bin Inspections

During this holiday season, do you plan on donating some used clothing or other items to a local charity? If so, don’t be surprised to see a government bureaucrat with a ruler measuring the size of the writing on the side of the collection box. In North Carolina, like many…

Waste of the Week: State Office of Archaeology

Waste of the Week: State Office of Archaeology

Indiana Jones made it look cool to be an archaeologist. What’s not cool, however, is for the State of North Carolina to force taxpayers to subsidize an office that attempts to centrally oversee the archaeological projects across the state. The North Carolina state government’s Office of State Archaeology (OSA) describes…

McCrory Should Listen to Voters on Medicaid Expansion

McCrory Should Listen to Voters on Medicaid Expansion

If he’s not careful, Gov. Pat McCrory may be on course to have a “Pence problem” in 2015. In the days immediately following the mid-term elections, Gov. Pat McCrory insisted that – in spite of his party maintaining strong supermajority status in both houses of the General Assembly – North…

Waste of the Week: Swat-a-Litterbug

Waste of the Week: Swat-a-Litterbug

It wouldn’t make much sense to buy beer for alcoholics in an effort to reduce alcoholism. So why is the state using tax dollars to mail garbage to suspected litterers? That’s the nature of the state Department of Transportation’s “Swat-a-Litterbug” program. The program features a hotline for citizens to report…

Waste of the Week:  House Chamber Makeover

Waste of the Week: House Chamber Makeover

Last week visitors to the State Legislative Building in Raleigh were greeted with loud noises that left even well-informed legislators scratching their heads. The noises were coming from a renovation project of the House chamber – where the full House convenes to debate and vote on bills. According to news…

Waste of the Week: Grassroots Science Museums

Waste of the Week: Grassroots Science Museums

The North Carolina Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative is a partnership of children’s museums spread across the state. The museums receive taxpayer funding through a series of grants distributed through the Department of Environmental Resources.

Waste of the Week: The North Carolina Symphony

Waste of the Week: The North Carolina Symphony

The North Carolina Symphony plays to audiences across the state. Shows vary in nature from holiday themes to child-friendly performances to movie scores. But one theme the Symphony consistently plays to taxpayers is “show me the money.” State taxpayers have supported the N.C. Symphony for several decades, with support of…

Page 1 of 3212345...102030...Last »