The story this month from our Civitas Flash poll isn't that Gov. Bev Perdue's approval rating remains at 29 percent, it's the percentage of voters saying they disapprove of her job ... Keep Reading
NC Voters Disapprove of Obama’s Job So Far
President Obama's job approval this month has turned slightly negative according to our inaugural Civitas Flash Poll. 44% of voters approve of the job he's doing. 46% ... Keep Reading
How Low Can Perdue Go?
According to Civitas’ July polling, after just seven months in office, Governor Bev Perdue’s favorability rating has fallen to 30 percent. This low number is ... Keep Reading
The Damage of HB 88/ S221—An Unhealthy Youth
The highly debated Healthy Youth Act, House Bill 88 and Senate Bill 221, will force 104 of the state’s 115 school districts to teach a more contraception-focused ... Keep Reading
“Balanced” Approach To Budget?
Tax and Fee hikes outweigh spending reductions by a ratio of more than 2.5 to 1. According to analysis, for every dollar of actual year over year spending cuts, the House proposes ... Keep Reading
Job-Killing Tax Increase
Part of the North Carolina House’s proposed tax package would raise North Carolina’s highest marginal tax rate to 8.5 percent. The new rate would be tied for the 7th ... Keep Reading
Public Municipal Campaigns: Taxpayer-Funded Campaigns Fail to Deliver Benefits
House Bill 120 is slated for the Senate floor today, and its approval would be based on false promises. HB 120 (Short Title: Public Municipal Campaigns) would grant city councils ... Keep Reading
Raising Per-Pupil Support: How is it possible?
In her first State of the State address, Gov. Beverly Perdue described some of the challenges facing North Carolina, and called on her fellow lawmakers and citizens to make the ... Keep Reading
Budget Crisis Reveals Need For Constitutional Amendment To Restrain Spending
A constitutional amendment to restrain spending would smooth out state spending over business cycles, and help avoid painful, unpredictable budget crises. State budget ... Keep Reading
Get The Facts On State Spending Growth
The public overwhelmingly believes that state budget deficits are a result of rapidly rising government spending. In spite of a flawed claim to the contrary, a thorough analysis of ... Keep Reading