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Author: Kasey Ginsberg


A “Fishy” business: Sen. Basnight, Basnight Construction and the $25 million dollar state pier

Civitas first reported on the now infamous $25 million fishing pier in Nags Head as a Bad Bill of the Week in May. The August issue of Civitas Review featured “Pier Pressure,” an in-depth background of this project and its ties to Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight (D-Dare).


Energy and Environment: How the Legislature Views Its Necessity

The push to make the words green, energy and efficient all on equal terms was clearly evident during the 2009 General Assembly long session. Some legislators are more vocal about transitioning everything in the state towards a “green” economy more than others, which is revealed in the numerous bills submitted…


Pier Pressure on the Outer Banks: Funding Update

At a recent meeting of the Jennette’s Pier Advisory Board, Aquarium Division Director David Griffin offered an update regarding funding for this project. Although our state is currently without a budget, it certainly appears by all accounts that the “Aquarium Satellite Areas Funding” will not face a serious threat of…