Author: Jim Tynen

Cut This, Go Home: Biotech Center

Cut This, Go Home: Biotech Center

Recommendations for the 2015 Budget Negotiations As budget negotiations for the long-overdue 2015 North Carolina state budget continue, the Civitas Institute would like to remind legislators and taxpayers about opportunities to save real money in the budget – which will enable negotiators to come to an agreement once and for…

Civitas Poll: McCrory Support Shifts in Key Voting Bloc

Civitas Poll: McCrory Support Shifts in Key Voting Bloc

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

NC Shouldn’t Renew ‘Renewable’ Handouts

NC Shouldn’t Renew ‘Renewable’ Handouts

North Carolina taxpayers are about to get stuck with a big bill – if the General Assembly continues the state’s “Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard” (REPS) and renewable energy tax credit policies.

 

Civitas Poll: Key Bloc Supports Limit on Tax Hikes

A new Civitas Poll of registered, unaffiliated North Carolina voters shows that an overwhelming majority of North Carolina Unaffiliated voters support an amendment to the North Carolina Constitution which would require a vote of two-thirds majority of both houses of the state legislature to approve all income tax rate increases.

Civitas Poll: Voters Want Tax Protection

Civitas Poll: Voters Want Tax Protection

A new Civitas Poll of registered, unaffiliated North Carolina voters shows that an overwhelming majority of them support an amendment to the state Constitution which would require a vote of two-thirds majority of both houses of the legislature to approve all income tax rate increases.

 

NC Voters Back Ed Savings Accounts

A new Civitas Poll of registered, unaffiliated North Carolina voters shows across-the-board strong support for Education Savings Accounts in our state.

July 2015 Civitas Newspaper

July 2015 Civitas Newspaper

The July, 2015 edition of our newspaper included an analysis of the state Senate and House budgets; how an NC millionaire is backing the global warming movement; the Center on for Law and Freedom and larger trends; thoughts on the Confederate flag; reining in excessive school testing; the Civitas Poll…

 

End Costly State Mandates on Electric Power

In 2007, North Carolina legislators enacted a renewable energy portfolio standard. Simply put, these standards require that a certain percentage of energy provided by NC utilities come from so-called renewable sources. Solar, wind, hydropower and even biomass are considered “renewable” sources of energy under this law. This law has forced…

 

Event to Spotlight School Choice, Economic Growth

The Civitas Institute will bring researchers and experts together on July 15 to examine how school choice might affect economic growth in a community.

 

Civitas Poll Highlights Political Trends

The latest Civitas Poll of registered North Carolina voters offers insights on key political trends

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