Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for Popular Government Vol. 74 Issue 2, Winter 2009
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Five legislative acts of the North Carolina General Assembly affect the responsibilities and finances of counties and the state. These include capping the state tax on motor fuels at 29.9 cents per gallon through June 30, 2009 and giving counties the authority to participate in financing highway construction and maintenance. Walden examinees the ramifications for county budgets and transportation choices.
Because the state was losing some big manufacturing plants to other states, the North Carolina General Assembly passed the William S. Lee Quality Jobs and Business Expansion (Lee Act) in 1996. This allowed the state to be more assertive in offering financial and tax incentives. Morgan assesses the pros and cons of incentives.
Should election campaigns in North Carolina be publically financed? What are the pros and cons of this approach? What are some common perceptions of public financing? The authors examine these and other questions and summarize the history of public financing in the state.
Szypszak discusses misconceptions about eminent domain, including \"compensation must be paid for any interference with private property\" and \"business owners must be paid for lost profits.\"