Property rights

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    Time For NC DOT To Fully & Promptly Compensate Map Act Victims

    They’ve waited and waited and waited. We’re talking about the victims of North Carolina’s Map Act. Our Jon Guze urges the N.C. Department of Transportation to “stop dragging its heels and get on with the business of making prompt and full compensation” for these victims of government overreach. At…
    Donna Martinez, December 15, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    It’s rare for a school Parent-Teacher Association to get involved in politics. That’s why Terry Stoops paid attention when a Wake County PTA entered the political debate over N.C. elementary school class sizes. Stoops shares his assessment during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze…
    Mitch Kokai, December 15, 2017
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Don Carrington reports for Carolina Journal on a plan to expand Hammocks Beach State Park, a step that marks the end of a long-running court fight over property rights. John Trump’s Daily Journal delves into the history of government efforts to control alcohol.
    Mitch Kokai, December 14, 2017
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    “Yeesh. This requires government money?”

    Last week, I got an email from a colleague that read, “Yeesh.  This requires government money?” and a link to the page on Wake County’s website about Commercial Waste Reduction Grants. I think my colleague’s reaction was spot on. “Commercial waste reduction” is exactly what it sounds like –…
    Julie Tisdale, December 5, 2017
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    California’s housing crisis offers lessons to NC

    “The great American single-family home problem” is an excellent piece today from the New York Times.  It looks at the housing crisis in California, but it has lessons for all cities, including those in North Carolina.  It alludes to the importance of Dillon Rule (which I wrote about…
    Julie Tisdale, December 4, 2017
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    When in comes to homes, how many is too many?

    Pender County Commissioners voted last week to deny a rezoning application for 347 acres of land.  It was an application which would have allowed a developer to build 562 homes – single family and towns – and that the planning board had unanimously approved. But the County Commissioners voted…
    Julie Tisdale, November 27, 2017
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    It’s Been Called A Civil Liberties Debacle. Find Out Why.

    It’s been called a civil liberties debacle.  Watch Jon Guze, John Locke Foundation director of legal studies, explain civil asset forfeiture and federal equitable sharing programs in North Carolina. Guze offered these comments during an interview with Donna Martinez for Carolina Journal Radio. Jon has written extensively about…
    Donna Martinez, November 18, 2017
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Federal “equitable sharing” programs hurt the relationship between local law enforcement agencies and the people they’re supposed to protect. The programs also threaten private property rights. Jon Guze explains how during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Terry Stoops explains why he’s glad to see a new…
    Mitch Kokai, November 17, 2017