Tag:eminent domain

  • Property rights have economic payoff

    While North Carolina's land-use rules are clearly superior to the regulatory policies prevalent in the northeast and Pacific coast, only Virginia in the southeast has a worse ranking than we do on this measure.

  • Eminent domain amendment breezes through House, heads to Senate

    State House members continue to push for a constitutional amendment to protect private landowners’ from eminent domain seizures for economic development projects. Similar measures introduced as far back as 2006 have died in the Senate. Rep. Chuck McGrady, R-Henderson, on Thursday ushered…

  • Lawmakers return to Raleigh, immediately get to work

    Lawmakers began filing bills, assigned committee members, and remembered a former state representative as the N.C. General Assembly returned to the state capital after a two-week break. Democratic leaders laid out an agenda they hope the Republican majority might consider. Sen. Dan Blue, D-Wake, and Rep. Darren…

  • Eminent domain amendment back in play

    A bipartisan group of House members this morning filed a bill to amend the state constitution to prevent government taking private property. House Bill 3, the first proposed legislation filed as lawmakers returned to Raleigh today, states: “Private property shall not be taken by eminent domain except for a…

  • Freedom rises In North Carolina

    Even with the best of intentions, politicians should neither make our decisions for us nor remove us from responsibility for them. Politicians are not our parents.

  • House Passes bill effectively nullifying Map Act

    The state’s controversial Map Act could be coming to an end, as the House on Wednesday adopted a bill placing a one-year moratorium on any new corridor maps from being filed under the act. House Bill 959 also rescinds all corridor maps that have been filed, freeing property owners…