Civitas Review

Transportation & Infrastructure Archives

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    Concerns about Raleigh's Rezoning Plan

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Transportation & Infrastructure By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , , ,

    My latest piece for the Civitas Institute discusses Raleigh's rezoning plan, citizens' concerns, and the legal outlook in terms of property rights. The city seemed unprepared for the massive public outcry over what the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) would mean for long-term residents' way of life. Some feel that the city is giving too much control […]

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    House Proposes Its Own Bond Referendum

    Posted in Transportation & Infrastructure By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Budget negotiations on Jones Street have been eerily quiet for weeks, but late yesterday came news that the N.C. House is offering up a $2.8 billion bond plan, mostly dedicated to infrastructure such as state gov't and university buildings. Per the N&O: Republican leaders in the state House rolled out their own version of Gov. […]

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    Solar Power Will Roil Industry

    Posted in Transportation & Infrastructure By Jim Tynen | Tagged ,

    A post over at NC Capitol Connection delves into the underlying forces in the debate over renewable energy. Matt Caulder writes: While home solar production costs have dropped drastically, now at less than $1 a kilowatt hour, solar power is still very far from replacing the market, just as vegetable-oil-powered vehicles have not supplanted gasoline […]

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    NC Leg and Guv Agree: No Gas Tax Relief for NC Motorists This Summer

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Transportation & Infrastructure By Brian Balfour

    From The state House and Senate gave tentative approval on Monday to a bill that would drop the state's gas tax by 1.5 cents per gallon, with leaders in both chambers  saying they needed to ensure the short-term stability of North Carolina's primary source of state funds for road construction. Both chambers need to take a […]

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    Another wrong step for NC public records

    Posted in Legislative Activity, Transportation & Infrastructure By Elliot Engstrom | Tagged , ,

    Yesterday, representatives from the Civitas Institute joined the rest of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition in Durham for Sunshine Day, an annual event where leaders from various fields come together to discuss North Carolina's open records laws. How appropriate that this meeting of the minds took place less than two weeks after Senator Michael Lee introduced a bill to further […]

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