Tag: Civitas Institute

Opinion

ANDY JACKSON: Common Cause brief exposes their partisan intent

Not satisfied with the results of court-ordered redistricting on September 17, a national progressive group is trying to force a redrawing of some of North Carolina’s legislative districts further in favor of Democrats. Common Cause, a national progressive organization whose major donors include George ...
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BYERS: No, NC Taxpayers have NOT paid $8.3 billion to ...

One of the most dangerous – yet persisting – lies out there about Medicaid expansion is that North Carolina is already paying for it in other states. Yes, at this point, perpetuating that talking point as fact is the same as disseminating ...
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BRIAN BALFOUR: Who would really bear the burden of the ...

Gov. Cooper has insisted that North Carolina can expand its Medicaid program “without any additional state tax dollars.” But Cooper’s own budget proposal for FY 2019-20, says that the state share of the costs would be “paid by hospitals and health plans.” How would ...
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BRIAN BALFOUR: Why corporate welfare is not only unfair, but ...

Corporate welfare deals may make for nice headlines and ribbon-cutting ceremonies for politicians, but basic economics tells us they likely make us poorer. One of the first concepts any Econ 101 course teaches about is opportunity costs. An opportunity cost ...