Civitas Institute http://wunc.org en Senate Ad Attacks Tillis on State's Education Spending http://wunc.org/post/senate-ad-attacks-tillis-states-education-spending <p>House Speaker Thom Tillis is the target of a new ad that criticizes the state legislature’s cuts to education.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Senate Majority PAC spent $800,000 on the ad in support of U.S. Senator Kay Hagan in her bid for re-election against her Republican rival. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:50:40 +0000 Reema Khrais 38206 at http://wunc.org Senate Ad Attacks Tillis on State's Education Spending Conservative Think Tank Gets UNC Prof’s Email Records, Says He Used Tax-Payer Money For Politics http://wunc.org/post/conservative-think-tank-gets-unc-prof-s-email-records-says-he-used-tax-payer-money-politics <p></p><p></p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 03:12:47 +0000 Jorge Valencia 31653 at http://wunc.org Conservative Think Tank Gets UNC Prof’s Email Records, Says He Used Tax-Payer Money For Politics TV Exchange Sparks Partisan Debate http://wunc.org/post/tv-exchange-sparks-partisan-debate <p>When <a href="http://www.naacpnc.org/">NC NAACP </a>President William Barber sparred with state budget director Art Pope about the state’s political policies, it made headlines. The exchange spun off of a press conference where Barber announced plans to picket stores owned by Pope.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:52:44 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26943 at http://wunc.org Civitas’ Moral Monday Arrestee Database Elicits Critical Responses http://wunc.org/post/civitas-moral-monday-arrestee-database-elicits-critical-responses <p>The &nbsp;<a href="http://www.nccivitas.org/moralmonday/">Civitas Institute posted an online database of Moral Monday/Witness Wednesday arrestees yesterday on its website</a>, prompting a flood of responses and online commentary. The database includes demographic breakdowns of 382 people by political affiliation, age, race, and employment, and even includes a “Pick The Protester Game" in which the user must match a piece of demographic information with one of three mugshots.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:45:54 +0000 Laura Candler 17665 at http://wunc.org Civitas’ Moral Monday Arrestee Database Elicits Critical Responses Groups Tackles Intractable North Carolina Poverty Problem http://wunc.org/post/groups-tackles-intractable-north-carolina-poverty-problem <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gene </span>Nichol<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Director of the </span><a href="http://www.law.unc.edu/centers/poverty/default.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;"><u><font color="#0066cc">Center on Poverty, Work &amp; Opportunity</font></u></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said on </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The State of&nbsp;Things</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> today&nbsp;that the financial collapse really hurt the poor but that the problem is multifaceted.</span> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:41:58 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 16562 at http://wunc.org Groups Tackles Intractable North Carolina Poverty Problem