In June, Wake County commissioners approved an extra $44.6 million for Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS). About half the money will go for raises and additional pay; $16 million for teacher pay, $1.8 million for teachers who take on extra duties, and another $6 million for 3 percent raises for…
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This week's Civitas Poll Lunch shed light on what North Carolina voters think about the likely candidates for governor, and some of the leading presidential hopefuls.
Conservatives seeking inspiration, guidance, and perhaps a few words of caution can find all that in “Conservative Heroes,” the latest book from Raleigh businessman and author Garland S. Tucker III.
Apparently NC lawmakers can act swiftly if they want to legalize hemp, a relative of marijuana, especially when four lobbyists are on the job, and when the son of a political insider stands to benefit. And then there’s the firm linked to a convicted Soviet spy and two former drug…
The Center for Law and Freedom is making Staff Attorney Elliot Engstrom available to speak with groups statewide free of charge. Groups can choose to hear about a variety of topics.
Those who watch state government have had plenty to talk about since the General Assembly passed the state’s new $21.7 billion state budget. Since education is the single largest item in the state budget, here are three things you probably didn’t hear about education spending.
KEA is a prototypical Big Government program that gathers personal data about students from the time they’re little children until adulthood, with insufficient safeguards to ensure the information is kept safe and used fairly.
One other issue that should be addressed is North Carolina’s harmful Certificate of Need (CON) law. CON laws essentially force medical providers to ask permission from a state board of bureaucrats before expanding an existing facility, opening a new facility or adding certain types of equipment.
The 2015 budget includes far too many items that Civitas has highlighted as wasteful and outside the scope of core government services. And some are just blatant examples of legislators bringing home “the bacon” to their home districts – using state tax dollars.