Civitas Review

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    Concerns about Raleigh's Rezoning Plan

    Posted in Center for Law and Freedom, Civitas Review, 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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    One More Vote to Stop Involuntary Annexations – Again

    Posted in Elections & Campaigns By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , ,

    The General Assembly is one vote away from repealing involuntary annexations in nine areas of the state. Lawmakers thought they had put a stop to involuntary annexations last session. The new law allowed property owners in target areas to block annexations if at least 60 percent of them objected. Cities filed a lawsuit and a […]

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    Property Owners Intervene in Annexation Lawsuit

    Posted in Legislative Activity By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , ,

    Property owners now have a voice against a lawsuit filed by cities to repeal a new annexation law. Click on the report below:

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    Preliminary Hearing on Multi-City Annexation Lawsuit Canceled

    Posted in Life & Family Issues By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , ,

    A preliminary hearing was scheduled December 15 in a Wake County courtroom over the lawsuit filed by several cities seeking to repeal a new law that could lead to several proposed annexations being stopped. The law passed by the most recent session of the General Assembly put a halt to a proposed annexation if at […]

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    Governor Vetoes Four More Bills

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Economics, Education, Environment & Energy, Healthcare, Life & Family Issues By Matt Willoughby | Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

    First Governor Beverly Perdue  vetoed SB532 that would have made changes at the Employment Security Commission (ESC) and put it under the director of the Secretary of Commerce. Perdue received a letter and an email from the U.S. Department of Labor outlining concerns over the bill. The email said the new law would raise rates […]

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