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Thursday wrap: Dix deal could be undone

Posted March 14, 2013

— Republican lawmakers are trying to void Raleigh's lease of the 325-acre Dorothea Dix campus.

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Companion bills want to renegotiate the city's 99-year lease for an urban park, saying the state should receive fair market value for a portion of the site. Some of the property would continue to be used for state Department of Health and Human Services offices, under the legislation.

Meanwhile, a House panel approved a bill to allow Charlotte to redirect some of its accommodations tax money to pay for upgrades to Bank of America Stadium.

Lawmakers and lobbyist Moore & Van Allen spent much of the day trying to distance themselves from an Oklahoma businessman accused of fraud in Florida. He runs an Internet sweepstakes software company and has donated more than $150,000 to both Republicans and Democrats in North Carolina in the past year.

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  • AlbertEinstein Mar 15, 2:46 p.m.

    As general public and taxpayers of the State of North Carolina, we should all encourage our legislators to seek criminal charges against the City Management and the former Governor (and her associated phile). What these folks have done is not fair and certainly falls in to some very shady ground.

  • Danny22 Mar 15, 12:58 p.m.

    I'm loving McCrory already. A park would be a great drain on the NC taxpayers.