In part three of our series on the solar power industry, we will look to highlight one of Big Solar’s key channels for spending on political campaigns – and what Big Solar’s success would do to North Carolina.
The most recent Civitas Poll of North Carolina voters compared their current views with those of voters in May 2005, when we took our first poll. Despite demographic and political shifts, many findings were similar.
School choice remains a top education priority for the North Carolina General Assembly. Now North Carolinians may be getting a peek at what the next iteration of school choice may look like.
A sample of tax increases approved by Democrat-controlled legislatures that imposed a heavier tax burden – especially on lower- and middle-class households -- exposes the Left's hypocritical budget spin.
Last summer, the IRS seized $107,000 from Lyndon McLellan, who owns a convenience store in Robeson County. He was never accused of criminal activity. Instead, he was ensnared in a law designed to catch drug lords, not honest business people.
A study linking charter schools with segregation has major weaknesses, which, when taken together, cast a doubt on the validity of its conclusions.
Tell our legislators we can't afford more health insurance mandates! Sign the No New Mandates petition and tell the General Assembly: Don't support any new mandates!
Now you can learn the school of economic thought that politicians, mainstream economic professors and Paul Krugman don’t want you to know about - right in the palm of your hand. The Civitas Institute’s Austrian Economics app is now available for free download in Google Play and the iTunes store.
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.
Should North Carolina be more reliant on the federal government, or work to be more independent from D.C.? To answer that question, we need to understand how much the state already depends on Washington – and that dependency might be shocking to many NC taxpayers.