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Civitas Action Applauds House Approval of Proposed Right-to-Work Amendment and Freeze of Local Impact Fees, Will Grade Votes

April 26, 2017

On Tuesday, the House approved both House Bill 436 Local Gov’t/Regulatory Fees and House Bill 819 Protect NC Right to Work Constitutional Amendment.

HB 436 would freeze for one year all local developer impact fees at current rates, and commission a study of the issue. Civitas Action supports this measure that avoids imposing rising costs on developers while studying the necessity and predictability of these fees.

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Civitas Action Applauds Senate Approval of Billion Dollar Tax Cut, Will Grade Votes

April 4, 2017

Today the Senate approved Senate Bill 325, Billion Dollar Middle Class Tax Cut, a bill that reduces income taxes for virtually all taxpayers and provides tax relief to North Carolina businesses. Estimates project that total tax savings will exceed $1 billion in the next biennium, and grow in size in future years.

Civitas Action supports reductions of the tax burden on individuals and businesses in order to scale back government’s intrusion of our lives, and to create more job opportunities and economic growth.

Civitas Action fully intends to grade the Senate’s vote on SB 325, as well as any future House votes taken on the bill, in its 2017 Civitas Action Conservative Effectiveness Ranking. Grades will be updated to the website within one or two business days following the vote.

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Civitas Action – Civitas Action Applauds House Approval of HB 57, Will Grade Vote. Will Also Grade Senate Vote If and When it Happens

March 1, 2017

House Bill 57, Enact Physical Therapy Licensure Compact would make it easier for physical therapists to practice by establishing a ‘compact’ between states, meaning that a therapist licensed in any of the states in the compact would be allowed to practice regardless of which state they are licensed to practice.

This evades the restrictions requiring therapists to only practice in the state in which they are licensed. Civitas Action believes that professional licensure requirements create unnecessary barriers to people wanting to practice their profession, restricts competition and raises prices.

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Civitas Action Applauds House Approval of HB 3, Will Grade Vote. Will Also Grade Senate Vote If and When it Happens

February 16, 2017

House Bill 3, Eminent Domain, would amend the state constitution to re-define the authorized use of eminent domain to “public use”, from the current “public use or benefit.” It would also require “just compensation” be paid to the landowner, the compensation to be determined by a jury upon request.

Civitas believes in the protection of property rights and in limiting the means by which government infringes upon those rights.

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Civitas Action – New and Improved

May 6, 2016

Welcome to the new Civitas Action webpage. Civitas Action is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that educates and informs North Carolinians on policy issues and the actions of their elected officials. Civitas Action is the home for its annual Conservative Effectiveness Ranking of North Carolina state lawmakers, ranking state legislators since the 2008 legislative session....

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