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    Local Governments Need to be Watched

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Politicians & Politicking, Transportation & Infrastructure By Jim Tynen | Tagged

    At Civitas we mostly keep an eye on state government, with the occasional glance at Washington. But municipalities can also get bogged down in useless government spending. As I note in The Cary News, it even goes for the town where I live. For instance: The headline in The Cary News sent a shiver of […]

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    Additions to Transportation

    Posted in Transportation & Infrastructure By Melissa Barnes | Tagged , , ,

    Last week, a panel of national experts assembled in Raleigh to discuss the possibility of bringing a light rail or rapid-bus system to the county. The panel advised county commissioners to proceed with caution. A rapid-bus system is aimed to combine the capacity and speed of a light rail or metro system with the flexibility, […]

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    Sen. Berger: Council of State Must Vote Down Bad Deal on Dix

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Politicians & Politicking, Transportation & Infrastructure By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , , ,

    The Council of State will meet Tuesday morning at 9:00 and will face a decision of what do with the Dorothea Dix property in Raleigh. Governor Bev Perdue wants the other elected officials on the panel to approve a deal she worked out to allow the city of Raleigh to lease the land for 75 […]

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    McComas Resigning to Chair Ports Authority

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking, Transportation & Infrastructure By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , ,

    State Representative Danny McComas (R-New Hanover) will resign his seat in the House of Representatives to take another seat as chair of the North Carolina State Ports Authority September 2. Governor Bev Perdue made the announcement of her appointment of McComas this afternoon. McComas owns a trucking company in Wilmington. He's served 18 years in […]

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    A Small Step in the Right Direction

    Posted in Economics, Legislative Activity, Miscellaneous, Transportation & Infrastructure By Rhett Forman | Tagged , ,

    A recent law relieving new car owners from having to get emissions inspections might cause some turmoil in  mechanics' shops but will put around $9 million back into the purses and pockets of North Carolinians, according to the Charlotte Observer. Eleven states, ranging from Kentucky to Alaska have absolutely no laws requiring vehicle inspections. North Carolina's […]