North Carolina

‘Independent state legislature doctrine,’ now before Supreme Court

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In a case to be heard on Dec. 7, 2022, Moore v. Harper, the U.S. Supreme Court could decide that state legislatures have control over congressional elections, including the ability to draw voting districts for partisan political advantage, unconstrained by state law or state constitutions.

 

Guaranteed income programs popping up throughout the country

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(The Center Square) - Communities throughout the U.S. are experimenting with social programs that give a "guaranteed income" to some residents with few or no strings attached. An economics professor says universal income could be a more efficient use of taxpayer dollars if it replaces many of the more than 100 welfare programs already out there.

Buyers need 40 percent more income to purchase homes in top metro areas, report finds

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Demand for homes in certain areas of the country has caused supply to dwindle, prices to skyrocket and buyers needing nearly 50 percent more income than they would have last year to even enter top markets, according to a report by the real estate brokerage firm, Redfin.