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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…
    Sarah Curry, September 23, 2015
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    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…
    Sarah Curry, August 6, 2015
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    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…
    Daren Bakst, June 17, 2011