Property rights (page 2)

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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A special year-end edition of Carolina Journal Radio highlights some of the most interesting topics of 2019. Terry Stoops dissects efforts to fix North Carolina’s broken school funding system. Jon Guze highlights North Carolina’s strong state protections against civil asset forfeiture abuse, along with proposals to ensure that local…
    Mitch Kokai, December 27, 2019
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    Robeson County Police To Seize Property Without Criminal Conviction

    Carolina Journal’s Brooke Conrad reports that the Robeson County Sheriff’s office has opted into the federal Equitable Sharing program. Conrad explains: The Equitable Sharing program allows state and local agencies to keep 80% of whatever they take from forfeiture. The federal government keeps the other 20%. In 2018, N.C. law…
    Brenee Goforth, December 4, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Brooke Conrad reports for Carolina Journal Online on Robeson County’s return to a controversial asset forfeiture program with the federal government. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why North Carolina needs more businesses.
    Mitch Kokai, November 27, 2019
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    Property rights and the Amazon fires

    Webb Beard explains at the Foundation for Economic Education’s website how property rights could help protect Amazon rainforest. According to the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), a unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, fires are up 80 percent this year compared to the same time period…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2019
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    State Department of Transportation hit by storm and state constitution

    North Carolina’s Department of Transportation announced it is reviewing up to 1,000 temporary and contract jobs for temporary layoffs, the Raleigh News & Observer reports. Those positions are vulnerable, in part, because NCDOT has paid $675 million over the past three years responding to storm damage. Compensation for decades…
    Joseph Coletti, August 14, 2019
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    CJ Commentary: Lawmakers need little time to secure major property-rights protection

    The repeal of the Map act flew through the General Assembly this year with unanimous votes in both chambers. According to JLF Senior Political Analyst Mitch Kokai, floor debate in the Senate lasted less than two minutes, and only one senator spoke about the repeal. Rarely anything goes through the…
    Brenee Goforth, June 28, 2019
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Two former Democratic state senators have added their names to the list of those who want to unseat Republican incumbent Thom Tillis in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race. Rick Henderson analyzes the race’s latest developments for the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze assesses…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2019
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    Unbelievable!

    The FBI is using puppies–PUPPIES!–to foster public support for its civil asset forfeiture program: At the John Locke Foundation, we take a more hard-headed view of the program, see here and here. H/T: Legal Insurrection.
    Jon Guze, June 27, 2019