Local government

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    A Victory for Wilmington Property Owners

    The Institute for Justice recently announced: IJ clients David and Peg Schroeder are lifelong members of the Wilmington community. After retiring to the mountains, they bought a townhome in Wilmington to preserve their ties to family and friends. Being sure to purchase where vacation rentals were…
    Jon Guze, January 13, 2021
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    More Zoning = Less Housing

    Not exactly a big surprise, but it’s nice to have corroboration in the form of a comprehensive, statistically rigorous study. The paper, “Land Use Regulations and Housing Development,” by Brendan Shanks, ought to be required reading for everyone involved in land use planning and zoning. Here’s the Abstract:…
    Jon Guze, December 16, 2020
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Elections for president, U.S. Senate, and governor grabbed the headlines, but people across North Carolina also voted on taxes, bonds, and alcohol measures. Joseph Coletti analyzes local referendum votes during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Donald van der Vaart predicts Gov. Roy Cooper’s likely…
    Mitch Kokai, November 20, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Kari Travis reports for Carolina Journal Online that newly elected N.C. county commissioners could generate the next generation of Republican state leaders. Terry Stoops’ Daily Journal highlights potential challenges and opportunities for the next state superintendent of public instruction.
    Mitch Kokai, November 19, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that threats of election-night violence have prompted some downtown Raleigh businesses to board up their storefronts. Donald van der Vaart’s Daily Journal explores N.C. counties’ concerns about possible costs linked to solar power plants.
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    Candidate question: Should localities and municipalities have the ability to enact laws that differ from N.C. legislation?

    We do not believe so. Localities should not be allowed to pass legislation that runs counter to those passed by the General Assembly. Situations like the HB2 fiasco are bound to happen when this occurs. Allowing municipalities to pass inconsistent laws also leads to a variety of problems including local…
    Jordan Roberts, October 30, 2020
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    The Right AOC on Point: Fighting the political weaponization of COVID-19

    John Locke Foundation CEO Amy Cooke, “The Right AOC,” discusses pushback against mask mandates and other N.C. government restrictions linked to COVID-19. Contact Amy at [email protected] Follow her at https://www.facebook.com/TheRightAOC and https://twitter.com/TheRightAOC.
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Julie Havlak reports for Carolina Journal Online on N.C. local governments pushing back against Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for local action enforcing COVID-19 restrictions. Carolina Journal Online also reports on the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting Republicans’ attempt to restore the Nov. 6 deadline for counting absentee ballots in…
    Mitch Kokai, October 29, 2020