Property rights

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    Lucky to Be Here, Asset Forfeiture Edition

    In former times, back before Covid and the government’s response put a damper on my optimism, I published a series of blog posts and research briefs in which I discussed some of the many reasons I feel lucky to live in North Carolina. (See here, here, here,…
    Jon Guze, September 20, 2021
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    The U-Hauls Are Coming

    Those of us who live here know very well what a wonderful state North Carolina is to call home, and if you’ve subscribed to On Locke, our weekly Monday morning newsletter, for more than a few months, you’ve likely heard me sing praises of our significant…
    Brooke Medina, August 30, 2021
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    SB 349, Increase Housing Opportunities is a good idea. Here’s what I had to say about it.

    I spoke in favor of SB 349, Increase Housing Opportunities this afternoon in the Senate Finance Committee. Here’s what I said: With the new census numbers in and as Apple’s recent announcement reminds us, North Carolina has been an attractive and affordable alternative for businesses and people to move.  You…
    Becki Gray, May 5, 2021
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    Unanimous Appeals Court gives property owner mixed news in fight with Apex

    A property owner fighting with the town of Apex over an illegally installed sewer line got mixed news this morning from the N.C. Court of Appeals. The unanimous three-judge appellate panel will not force Apex to remove the sewer line on Beverly Rubin’s property. But the court agrees that…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Johnny Kampis reports for Carolina Journal Online about legislation that would ease health care red tape and boost health care access. A new CJ Opinion explains how “sticky” tax policy could be good for North Carolina. Erin Wilcox’s CJ Opinion highlights a Nags Head property-rights case heading…
    Mitch Kokai, May 4, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on a bill to increase property owners’ protections against eminent domain abuse. Gregg Thompson’s CJ Opinion explains why broadband access is a necessity in North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, March 26, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Andrew Dunn reports for Carolina Journal Online on details of Gov. Roy Cooper’s latest budget proposal. Ray Nothstine’s CJ Opinion explains why North Carolina needs to do more to protect property owners from the threat of eminent domain.
    Mitch Kokai, March 25, 2021
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    A year ago today: the timeline of Cooper’s terrible choice

    Watch Cooper go from telling Council of State members to “stand by for e-mail seeking concurrence…within the hour,” to formally requesting concurrence and urgently awaiting an answer, to telling media that afternoon that he “does not need concurrence.”
    Jon Sanders, March 17, 2021