Property rights

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State lawmakers voted to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of their $23.9 billion General Fund budget for 2018-19. Becki Gray analyzes the budget for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how a federal process called “equitable sharing” thwarts North Carolina’s protections against civil…
    Mitch Kokai, June 22, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online about property owners who are still waiting for the N.C. Department of Transportation to pay them for takings linked to the Map Act. The Daily Journal explains why a voter identification requirement would place North Carolina squarely within…
    Mitch Kokai, June 19, 2018
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    JLF’s Jon Guze in Winston-Salem Journal: Feds’ ‘Equitable Sharing’ Program Turns Innocent Until Proven Guilty On Its Head

    Writing at journalnow.com — the online site of the Winston-Salem Journal, JLF’s Director of Legal Studies, Jon Guze, explains why North Carolina should curtail law enforcement agencies’ participation in a federal program called ‘equitable sharing.’ Jon makes the case that ‘equitable sharing’ turns innocent until proven guilty on its…
    Donna Martinez, June 11, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    State Treasurer Dale Folwell has been generating headlines recently for stories linked to the State Health Plan, pension reform, and a proposed statewide bond package. Rick Henderson analyzes Folwell’s priorities for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Dan Way explains that the lack of easily accessible…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2018
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    States and Cities Look To Regulate Short-Term Rentals

    Its a called a meeting of the minds when a person agrees to buy a product or service at the price and under the terms presented by a seller. Whether the scenario involves buying a can of soup at a grocery store, or renting a room for a night in…
    Donna Martinez, May 8, 2018
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    Property rights in urban America

    Gary Libecap has spent a career examining property rights and the environment—water, fisheries, land surveying, and mineral rights, among other topics. In his current working paper he argues that America’s grant of rights to the mineral wealth of land on the frontier contributed to the country’s dynamism, but…
    Joseph Coletti, May 1, 2018
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    Another review plugging ‘Little Pink House’

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon highlights the new movie depicting the infamous Kelo property-rights case. Since the Supreme Court’s decision, Kelo has become a rallying point for proponents of stronger protections for property rights. President George W. Bush responded to the ruling at the federal…
    Mitch Kokai, April 25, 2018
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    Will praises ‘Little Pink House’

    With the film “Little Pink House” scheduled for an April 25 screening in Raleigh, you might be interested in George Will‘s review posted at National Review Online. Coming soon to a cinema near you—you can make this happen; read on—is a bite-your-nails true-story thriller featuring heroes, villains, and…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2018