Sales/Transfer tax referenda 2007/2008

January 23, 2008

last September I posted about local sales and transfer tax referenda that were authorized by the 2007 North Carolina General Assembly.

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners has just published a chart showing both the 18 counties scheduling 2008 referenda, but also the 2007 results. They also have a short analysis piece on the 2007 and 2008 referenda.

 Here is the 2008 list, updated January 22, 2008:

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2008 NC short session bill filing deadlines

January 22, 2008
I have had several requests this week for the bill filing deadlines for the 2008 short session of the North Carolina General Assembly, which convenes Tuesday, May 13, 2008. The deadlines appear below.

2008 House/Senate Deadlines   

Drafts To Bill Drafting         By 4:00 PM Filed in House/Senate  By 4:00 PM
Study Bills  Wednesday, May 14 Wednesday, May 21
Bills Affecting 2007-2008 Budget   Friday, May 16 Tuesday, May 27
Local Bills  Wednesday, May 21 Wednesday, May 28
Bills Affecting Pension or RetirementSystems  Wednesday, May 21 Wednesday, May 28

  Eligible but no deadlines: 

(1)   Appointments to and confirmation of members of State boards and commissions

(2)   State Constitutional amendments

(3)   Resolutions honoring deceased persons

(4)   Resolutions authorizing other bills (two-thirds vote required)

(5)   Bills disapproving administrative rules


Transportation presentations from Charlotte, January 16

January 22, 2008

Most of the visual presentations from the 21st Century Transportation Committee meeting in Charlotte on January 16, 2008 are now online.  The only omitted presentation is the Urban Congestion video, and we hope to get a link to that up shortly.

Presentations from the full committee (in alphabetical order):

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Charlotte Public Transportation (Keith T. Parker) 1-16-2008

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NCDOT Transit and Rail State Perspective (Miriam Perry) 1-16-2008

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North Carolina Railroad presentation (Scott Saylor) 1-16-2008

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Regional Demographics (Jeff Michael) 01-16-08

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Regional Roads Committee Report (Bob Morgan and Allen Tate) 1-16-2008

Urban Congestion-City of Charlotte (Jim Humphreys) 1-16-2008

Presentations from the Finance Committee:

DOT Presentation
HF and HTF Budget and Transfers

Presentations from the Intermodal Committee (in chronological order):

6. Charlotte 2030 Transportation presentation to Intermodal Committee (Keith T. Parker) 1-16-2008
7. Norfolk Southern Corporation comments (Robert E. Martinez) 1-16-2008

Note that the Keith Parker Charlotte transit presentation to the Intermodal Committee is a longer version of the one made to the full committee.


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