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2011 Purchasing and Contracting Legislative Wrap-Up

July 1, 2011

The North Carolina General Assembly adjourned on June 18, 2011  and will reconvene next month on July 13th.  When it reconvenes in July, the legislature will only consider a narrow list of bills, namely redistricting, election laws, legislative appointments to boards and commissions, … Read more

Local Tax Legislation Round-Up

April 14, 2011

Just like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get from the General Assembly.  The current legislative session is only a couple of months old and already we’ve gotten booze-filled chocolates, an official herring festival, and maybe … Read more

2010 Public Health Legislation: Vaccines and Pimiento Cheese

August 10, 2010

I am in the process of coordinating the Local Government Legislative Review Webinar scheduled for this Thursday, August 12 from 10-12 (it’s not too late to register!).  We have a fantastic and diverse lineup of presenters talking about everything from … Read more

New Life for Old Development Approvals

August 28, 2009

UPDATE September 2013: The permit extension law was subsequently extended an additional year. For a review of the extension, click here.  The law has now expired. For a review of the impacts of the expiration, click here. One consequence of … Read more

The Revaluation Revolts of 2009

August 6, 2009

Property tax revaluations conducted in the midst of the national economic crisis ignited an explosion of taxpayer outrage across the state in early 2009.  Assuming the local housing market woes continue, counties implementing revaluations in the next few years would … Read more