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BIG SOLAR III: PAC Funnels Cronies’ Money to Candidates

BIG SOLAR III: PAC Funnels Cronies’ Money to Candidates

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.

Poll Reflects Decade of NC Voters’ Views

Poll Reflects Decade of NC Voters’ Views

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.

4 Reasons to Support Education Savings Accounts

4 Reasons to Support Education Savings Accounts

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.

Ten Democrat Tax Hikes That Slammed NC Families

Ten Democrat Tax Hikes That Slammed NC Families

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.

Small-town NC Case Shows Federal Overreach

Small-town NC Case Shows Federal Overreach

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.

Link  Between Charter Schools and Segregation Is Faulty

Link Between Charter Schools and Segregation Is Faulty

A study linking charter schools with segregation has major weaknesses, which, when taken together, cast a doubt on the validity of its conclusions.

No New Health Insurance Mandates!

No New Health Insurance Mandates!

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!

Interested in Austrian Economics?

Interested in Austrian Economics?

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.

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.

NC Depends on DC More Than You Think

NC Depends on DC More Than You Think

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.

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