The 2011 session of the North Carolina legislature has accomplished an amazing amount of work in a short time. The session is likely to end in the near future, (for that we are always happy) but there is still work to do. The legislature is due to return later this summer to finish redistricting and […]
Those who thought last November’s election meant there would be less intrusion into families and raising children are going to get a reality check with Senate Bill 471. It carries the mom and apple pie title of Youth Skin Cancer Prevention Act and is sponsored by Sen. William R. Purcell (D-Scotland) ; Sen. Eric Mansfield […]
Making “Crony Capitalism” Work Governor Bev Perdue started 2010 by donning a red hat and announcing almost $20 million in taxpayer money being given in the form of “incentives” to software maker Red Hat.[i] By early April she was no longer wearing a red hat, but getting help from the “Red Chinese” in her effort […]
Last November the people of North Carolina shouted “yes” to the conservative message of limited government, fiscal responsibility, economic freedom and real education reform. One of the components of that victory was a proposal embraced by nearly all the newly-elected law makers: the removal of the state-imposed 100 school cap on charter schools. During the […]
A Civitas investigation reveals large compensation packages and salaries in the Smart Start organization which account for a large portion of the reported administrative overhead of 11% of the program. High salaries are particularly pronounced in many of Smart Start key administrators’ compensation. For example, a recent IRS filing shows North Carolina Partnership for Children […]
Senate Bill 26, the North Carolina Benefit Corporation Act, would create a new class of business or corporation that can claim to be morally superior to the run of the mill greedy corporation that now exists.
“Government Funded Attempt at Intimidation” – Those were the words of the Civitas lawyer when he was shown the cease and desist order the Civitas Institute received by fax on February 23, 2011. We need your help to raise the funds necessary to fight the attempts by this, and other, taxpayer-funded organizations to silence our story on the mismanagement of government money.