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    Public Transit

    posted May 13, 2018 by Julie Tisdale
    In 2016, North Carolina’s state and local governments spent well over $200 million on public transportation. However, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics,…
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    Red Tape and Regulatory Reform

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    North Carolina’s regulatory environment has improved steadily in recent years. The General Assembly under Republican leadership has passed Regulatory Reform Acts regularly since 2011, preventing and even reducing some unnecessary…
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    Asset Forfeiture

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Civil asset forfeiture is a legal process that authorizes the confiscation of property suspected of having been used for, or derived from, criminal activity. In an action for civil asset…
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    Transportation Planning

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Transportation planning in North Carolina took a wrong turn in 1987 when the General Assembly approved a controversial piece of legislation known as the Map Act. The Map Act…
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    Bike Lanes

    posted May 13, 2018 by Julie Tisdale
    Cities across the state have allocated millions of taxpayer dollars for bike lanes and bike share programs. Despite all the money being spent, bicycling remains an infrequent form of…
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    Convention and Event Centers

    posted May 13, 2018 by Julie Tisdale
    Local leaders are often captivated by the idea of convention and event centers they believe will grow their communities’ economies and raise their profiles. However, these projects are best…
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    Eminent Domain

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jon Guze
    Eminent domain refers to the government’s power to take land from property owners who are unwilling to sell it voluntarily. The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S.
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    Electricity Policy

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jon Sanders
    Electricity is a basic human need. The No. 1 issue in electricity policy is keeping consumer costs as low as possible. Households in North Carolina get electricity from a…
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    Publicly Funded Stadiums

    posted May 13, 2018 by Julie Tisdale
    It is not unusual for cities, counties, and even states to spend taxpayer money to build stadiums for major- and minor-league sports teams. Officials claim that stadiums are good for…
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    Overcriminalization

    posted May 13, 2018 by Jon Guze
    In The Federalist No. 62, James Madison wrote, “It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if…

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