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Since the 2008 recession, downtown Chapel Hill has had at least two dozen businesses close. Numerous business owners point to problems such as high taxes, steep rent, limited parking, dwindling street traffic, persistent and aggressive panhandling, and a disconnect between owners and local government officials. A Franklin Street maps shows businesses and their closing year.
Chapel Hill developers must face the growing issue of rising property values, which push poor residents out as landlords seek to attract college students.
A tabulation of votes prepared by the Council of State Chambers of Commerce shows the efforts of various members of the 82 Congress to deal with appropriations before the season's first session. On votes such as public health, post office appropriations, and defense housing, North Carolina congressmen voted at a range of votes for both economy and spending.