Civitas Review

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    Dec
    09

    Wake County Transit Plan's Price Tag: $2.3 Billion

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged ,

    From the N&O: Commuter trains, running for 37 miles from Durham and Research Triangle Park to Raleigh and Garner, are a big part of a proposed 10-year transit plan, released Tuesday, that will be considered by county commissioners next spring. … The plan includes 20 miles of bus rapid transit (BRT) service, running every 15 […]

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    Aug
    04

    House Proposes Its Own Bond Referendum

    Posted in Civitas Review, 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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    Apr
    10

    McCrory's Desire to Add Nearly $3 Billion to State Debt

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    From the N&O Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration wants the legislature to schedule a special election this November to let voters decide on a pair of proposals to borrow up to $2.8 billion to build new roads and renovate or replace state government buildings. Transportation Secretary Tony Tata told the N.C. Chamber on Thursday that the […]

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    Apr
    01

    McCrory Signs $800 M Gas Tax Hike; House Approves Tax Break for Cronies

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    Yesterday Gov. McCrory signed into law Senate Bill 20, which would result in a net $800 million increase in the state's gas tax according to estimates. The immediate impact is a 1.5 cent drop in the tax, but the new law sets the tax higher than it would have been as of July 1 if […]

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    Mar
    11

    Future of NC State Gas Tax in Limbo

    Posted in Budget & Taxes, Civitas Review, Transportation & Infrastructure By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    An update on the gas tax bill from the Winston-Salem Journal: The state Senate, as expected, has rejected the House’s changes to Senate Bill 20, which focuses foremost on the state’s motor fuels tax. The 39-4 vote Monday night against – with no Republicans in favor of accepting changes – sets the stage for a […]

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