Property rights (page 8)

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    Affordable housing lessons (and warnings) from San Francisco

    There was a fascinating piece in The New York Times this week about a developer who is building dorms in San Francisco.  For adults. Housing costs are so completely out of control in the Bay Area, that there are waiting lists for these.  And they’re exactly what you imagine.
    Julie Tisdale, March 9, 2018
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    Superior Court Judge to NC DOT: Get Moving and Pay Up.

    Roughly two years after a court ruling against the North Carolina Department of Transportation and in favor of landowners who were ensnared in the state’s now-overturned Map Act, the state still has not compensated the majority of the property owners whose property was, in effect, stuck in limbo. This week…
    Donna Martinez, March 7, 2018
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello and Kari Travis report for Carolina Journal Online that a court has ordered the N.C. Department of Transportation to stop delaying payments to people harmed by the state Map Act. John Hood’s Daily Journal emphasizes the importance of trade to North Carolina.
    Mitch Kokai, March 7, 2018
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    Hope for food trucks in Carolina Beach

    Back in December, I wrote about Regulatory problems for food trucks in Carolina Beach.  So imagine my delight when I saw this morning that, later this week, the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission will be considering amendments to local ordinances “to create allowances for food trucks.” I have…
    Julie Tisdale, March 5, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Lawmakers interested in improving rural access to health care should consider loosening restrictions on nurse practitioners. Katherine Restrepo explains why during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Roy Cordato rebuts the faulty argument that increased economic growth is bound to produce inflation. George Mason University law…
    Mitch Kokai, March 2, 2018
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    A great idea to increase affordable housing…from California

    Rarely do I tout a bill proposed by a San Francisco Democrat as a great step in the right direction, but I’ll make an exception for California SB 827 proposed by State Senator Scott Wiener.  City Journal has a great piece this week about that proposed legislation.  From that…
    Julie Tisdale, February 22, 2018
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    This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    A special $58 million fund connected with the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project continues to generate controversy. Rick Henderson discusses the latest developments, including a potential separation-of-powers fight between Gov. Roy Cooper and the General Assembly, during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Jon Guze explains how…
    Mitch Kokai, February 16, 2018
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    Rent-seeking: How lobbying can be like Blackbeard

    Lobbyists and pirates are both notorious rent-seekers. They spend some of their resources to capture others' resources without producing anything of value to the others.
    Jon Sanders, February 13, 2018