Author: Francis De Luca

The Heavy Price of Renewable Energy in NC

The Heavy Price of Renewable Energy in NC

North Carolinians are forced to pay twice to prop up the state’s renewable energy lobby: once in the form of higher taxes and again for higher electric bills to support a Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (REPS). Political patronage runs rampant while ratepayers, taxpayers and the state’s economy suffer.

Did Tony Tata Use His Office to Explore Running for Congress?

Did Tony Tata Use His Office to Explore Running for Congress?

The recent abrupt departure of Tony Tata as secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has left many in government and political circles in Raleigh and across the state talking. But this article is not about his departure; it is about his actions and intentions while superintendent of…

June 2015 Civitas Poll

June 2015 Civitas Poll

The June 2015 Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters sheds light on voters’ presidential preferences more than a year ahead of the actual polling.

Von Spakovsky: How Sanctuary Policies Lead to Crime

Von Spakovsky: How Sanctuary Policies Lead to Crime

This article by Hans von Spakovsky on "sanctuary cities" is important because the NC legislature is considering a bill to give drivers licenses to illegal aliens.

 

Poll Shows McCrory Leading Cooper

A new Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters shows Gov. Pat McCrory leading Attorney General Roy Cooper in a hypothetical gubernatorial race.

 

NC Still Opposes Gay Marriage

The Civitas Poll of North Carolina voters shows that two-thirds of them still strongly support the traditional view of marriage.

 

Survey Shows NC Voters Strongly Favor Tax Cuts, Spending Limits

The most recent Civitas Poll of North Carolina voters shows they continue to favor cutting spending rather than raising taxes to control state spending.

 

NC Voters: UNC Costs Enough Already

A new Civitas Poll reveals: North Carolina voters’ priorities are clear. While they support the UNC system, there is no appetite for extra spending.

 

Poll Reveals Voters’ Views of Obama, McCrory, Burr

The most recent Civitas Poll found President Obama’s job approval ratings underwater. Additional poll results – featuring comparisons with our very first poll 10 years ago – will be released at our Poll Presentation on Thursday, May 15.

SPECIAL REPORT, PART II: Are Solar Lobbyists Trying to Hide Their Money Trail?

SPECIAL REPORT, PART II: Are Solar Lobbyists Trying to Hide Their Money Trail?

In part two of this article we look at how the organizations pushing this particular agenda in North Carolina, namely “Big Solar”, are using a Political Action Committee (PAC) to further its agenda. Our investigation suggests that solar lobbyists have been trying to conceal what was really going on.

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