Author: Matt Willoughby


NC Parents Come Out the Winners on School Lunches

(RALEIGH) – After a national outcry over  lunch inspections at a pre-K program in Hoke County, the North Carolina Childcare Commission got the message. The commission reinstated a rule allowing homemade lunches to be exempt from nutrition guidelines. The Childcare Commission had previously considered making “parental preference” an exemption to…


Civitas Capitol Update 5-24

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Civitas Capitol Update 5-17

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Prosecutors Ignore Illegal Voter Registration in NC

(ORRUM,NC) – A Robeson County man is outraged because a group home registered his mentally challenged sister to vote without his knowledge. The State Board of Elections Counsel, Don Wright, says that is a felony by state law but he says prosecutors don’t pursue such cases. Tim Farabaugh is a…


Documents: Hoke County School Administrators Balked at Cooperating in Lunch Inspections Probe

(RALEIGH) – Public documents obtained by the Civitas Institute show some school officials didn’t want to cooperate after a mother in Hoke County complained about her daughter’s homemade lunch being inspected by school officials. The girl was then told to eat cafeteria food because her homemade lunch didn’t meet nutrition…


Civitas Capitol Update 5-10

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Civitas Capitol Update 5-03

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Medicaid Frills Cost NC Billions, but GA May Shy Away from Cuts

Medicaid services not required by the federal government but approved by the state legislature in years past cost $4.4 billion in 2010-2011. That accounted for 46 percent of the $10 billion Medicaid budget. North Carolina’s Medicaid program was referred to as a “Cadillac” program in a study by the Lewin…


Matt Willoughby on Viewpoints Radio

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Civitas Capitol Update 4-26

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