April 25, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new poll by the Civitas Institute examined North Carolina registered voters’ attitudes about key political leaders. The poll of 600 registered voters was taken April 20-22, and had a margin of error of plus-minus 4 percent. “Gov. Pat McCrory continues […]
North Carolina's state budget is discussed among politicians in the capitol. Take Civitas Institute's online interactive quiz and see how much you know.
April 9, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new internet commercial from the Civitas Institute regarding tax reform has garnered thousands of views in less than two weeks. The video touts the benefits to hard-working North Carolinians from the elimination of the state income tax. The 30-second spot […]
In the second and final part of this Civitas video interview with Dr. William C. Padgett regarding North Carolina's Certificate of Need (CON) laws, Dr. Padgett discusses the multiple benefits an appropriate assisting living facility would bring to his community. These benefits are being denied, however, by the state's CON laws. Dr. Padgett concludes by urging state lawmakers to form a study committee to seriously evaluate the negative impact CON laws have on the provision of appropriate facilities for North Carolina's elderly and frail population.
April 3, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new poll by the Civitas Institute examined North Carolina voters’ views of state and national leaders. Among the key points, Gov. Pat McCrory holds a strong favorability rating, with 56 percent of voters holding a favorable view, and 25 percent […]
This week’s Bad Bill of the Week is SB 362, Study Energy Efficiency Standards. Sponsored by Sen. Eleanor Kinnaird (D-Orange), this bill would create a study of an ineffective “tiered” billing format for electricity, impossible goals for electricity-use reduction, and an ambiguous “pollution tax.” Tiered electricity rates mean that the more electricity you use, the […]
“Changing policy through our budget.” That’s how newly elected Governor Pat McCrory described his first state budget proposal at a press conference Wednesday morning. McCrory’s plan would increase year-over-year spending by nearly half a billion dollars while not raising taxes. Most of the policy “changes” are focused on education. Total General Fund expenditures for fiscal […]
This article originally appeared in the Raleigh News and Observer. North Carolina’s tax structure is almost assuredly going to receive an overhaul in 2013. Legislative leaders and newly elected Gov. Pat McCrory have made no secret of this. It is vital, however, that while addressing the revenue side of the state’s ledger, they don’t ignore […]
How much do you know about the state income tax? Test yourself – and learn all about the history and mechanics of the state income tax.
This week’s Bad Bill of the Week is another repeat offender. SB 99, the North Carolina Benefit Corporation Act, is the same piece of legislation dubbed a “Bad Bill” by Civitas in 2011. This year’s version is sponsored by Senators Peter Brunstetter (R-Forsyth) and Eleanor Kinnaird (D-Orange). For starters, the underlying premise of creating a […]
This article originally appeared in the Fayetteville Observer. A change in North Carolina’s tax code is coming this year. The most likely outcome will be a reduction in the reliance on our state’s income taxes and more of a reliance on an expanded sales tax. Critics complain the new tax structure would ask too much […]
This week’s Bad Bill of the Week is actually a House Joint Resolution. HJR 171, crafted by Rep. Verla Insko (D-Orange), urges the NC General Assembly to draft a resolution opposing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, and calling on Congress to amend the Constitution to reverse the free […]
Feb. 28, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099, James.Tynen@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – Appearances by Michelle Malkin, Jim DeMint, Ed Feulner and leading state officials are among the highlights of the first day of the Civitas Institute’s Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) on Friday, March 1, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel. Malkin, an […]