• John Locke Update

    Preventing eminent domain abuse in North Carolina

    posted July 30, 2020 by Jon Guze
    The John Locke Foundation and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice recently filed a joint amicus or “friend of the court” brief in support of a Wake County…
  • John Locke Update

    Revaluation and Property Taxes in Wake County and Beyond

    posted January 16, 2020 by Joseph Coletti
    Wake County is one of 11 counties this year that is reappraising commercial and residential property values. It appears to be the first of those counties to have revaluations posted…
  • Research Report

    Wind Power and the Ridge Law: N.C. Legislature Should Stop Providing Special Treatment for Wind Power

    posted August 23, 2009 by Daren Bakst
    Wind power advocates are pushing for commercial wind turbines along the mountain ridgelines - the mountains and the coast are the only locations where wind is viable in North Carolina. These commercial wind turbines can be as tall as 500 feet or the height of 50-story skyscrapers. The Ridge Law generally prohibits most tall buildings over 40 feet from being built along the ridgelines.
  • Research Report

    Forced Annexation in N.C.: A question-and-answer guide

    posted January 21, 2009 by Daren Bakst
    Forced annexation is a kind of city-initiated annexation that allows municipalities unilaterally to force citizens living in unincorporated areas into the municipalities. North Carolina has an extreme annexation law even among states classified by recent studies as forced-annexation states.
  • Press Release

    New guide answers N.C. forced annexation questions

    posted January 21, 2009
    Click here to listen to Daren Bakst discussing this report. RALEIGH — North Carolina has an “extreme” annexation law that needs major reform. That’s the assessment of a John…

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