As the US Congress makes a renewed push to overturn long-standing secret ballot elections for labor unions, North Carolina voters are casting a doubtful eye on its actions.
Freshmen Legislator Series: Don Davis
Gov. Beverly Perdue’s office issued a press release Thursday, Jan. 15 to announce current state financial estimates, which show a projected $2 billion deficit for the FY2008-09 budget. The new estimate increases projected shortfalls by nearly a billion dollars, but it doesn’t include an anticipated $300 million in cash needed to keep the State Health Plan afloat.
Current state law (G.S. § 115C-81) mandates that all students from kindergarten to ninth grade be taught an age-appropriate “comprehensive school health education program” that includes instruction on abstinence until marriage and preventing HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Abstinence, in other words, is the expected standard for all school age children when it comes to public schools.
Our Civitas Freshmen Legislator web series starts off with Senator Don Vaughan from Greensboro.
Interested applicants can intern at the John William Pope Civitas Institute through the Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program, administered by the Institute for Humane Studies and the State Policy Network. In addition to an eight-week summer internship, the program provides a $1,500 stipend, housing allowance, travel reimbursement, and two week-long seminars in Washington, DC, with other fellows interning at think tanks across the United States.
The Civitas Institute conducted a poll immediately after the election. After finding out for whom the voters cast their vote, we then asked them why they did not vote for the other candidate. The following is their verbatim responses concerning the N.C. Gubernatorial candidates.
Civitas conducted a post-election poll of North Carolina voters. Regarding Senators, we asked them why they did not vote for one candidate as opposed to another. We got many different results and have compiled that list for you to view.
John Davis explains why the NC governor race turned out like it did, why Obama liked North Carolina, and N.C.'s all female Council of State.
November 2008 DecisionMaker Poll
We here at Civitas feel that the conservative movement is still the movement that represents forward thinking, leadership and ideas. With that in mind we are publishing a collection of short essays from conservative leaders and possibly your essay in the winter issue of Civitas Review.
As a follow up to that question we asked the respondents who said Barack Obama, why they did not vote for John McCain? We asked voters who said they voted for John McCain, why they did not vote for Barack Obama. Below are the verbatim responses. While individually they do not hold statistical significance, we thought you might find them interesting.
Francis De Luca Talks about the Young Voter Myth
Chris Hayes Interprets the Latest Poll Numbers