Local government (page 6)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Mecklenburg County’s November vote on a controversial sales tax increase. Andy Taylor’s Daily Journal examines the judicial overreach tied to a decision throwing out North Carolina’s legislative election maps.
    Mitch Kokai, October 17, 2019
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    What is killing the American Dream?

    Eric Levitz at New York Magazine claims the American Dream is being killed. He blames three policy decisions by which “we let” wages fall, prices climb, and the social contract fail. My colleague Mike Schietzelt raised the primary objection when sharing the article with me, that Levitz defines…
    Joseph Coletti, October 8, 2019
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    Sales Tax Promises

    Scott Sexton at the Winston-Salem Journal raises an important concern about county sales tax promises. Forsyth County commissioners say revenue from a proposed quarter-cent sales tax increase will go to teachers, but under a strange (and correctable) quirk in state law that pertains to such things, county officials can’t…
    Joseph Coletti, October 4, 2019
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    Now we see why Raleigh’s scooter monopolist can’t handle competition

    How are things going for Gotcha, Raleigh's hand-picked scooter monopolist? The company just sent out a tweet. What's it say? Oh, dear.
    Jon Sanders, October 3, 2019
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    Mecklenburg County taxpayers asked to approve sales tax “for the children”

    A Facebook friend posted a flier that proponents of the proposed Mecklenburg County sales tax increase have sent to residents of the county.                                     According to an article published…
    Terry Stoops, October 2, 2019
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    An unintended consequence of Raleigh’s Airbnb crackdown

    Unlike this year, next year would-be Raleigh hosts might not be able to help as much with emergency lodging via Airbnb’s Open Homes program.
    Jon Sanders, September 4, 2019
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    Raleigh’s designated scooter monopolist seems … lost

    Gotcha was made Raleigh's hand-picked scooter monopolist. But Gotcha's "Raleigh, NC Scooter Share" page has a slight problem. See if you can spot it.
    Jon Sanders, September 3, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports that Durham is considering a fee on plastic and paper bags at retail outlets. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs to focus on rural road safety.
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2019