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NC Senate passes final bond proposal

A press release from the NC Senate was released today following a vote they had on a bond package. In a strong bipartisan vote Wednesday, the North Carolina Senate tentatively approved a final $2 billion bond package to support critical infrastructure needs in the state’s public universities, community colleges, National Guard installations and local waterContinue Reading

Déjà vu? Yes, the State bonds require a local government match

Having Déjà vu when the state talks about its bond package? Don’t fret….you are! Back in 2000 a state bond package contained a requirement that some localities match state funds for the projects being build using the bond funding. This means that if the county couldn’t afford their matching requirement for the new construction ofContinue Reading

Victory for Federalism

There was a victory for federalism yesterday.  Private parties can challenge federal statutes that violate states’ rights. The United States Supreme Court in Bond v. United States held “Bond [plaintiff] has standing to challenge the federal statute on grounds that the measure interferes with the powers reserved to States.”   According to the Court, in thisContinue Reading