WRAL's Headline Saturday, the 30-minute weekly news magazine on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., is going to focus on the Land Transfer Tax issue this week. Here's a link to the article on the N&O. The N&O helps them put the show on.
You gotta love this part of the article. Rep. Paul Stam was apparently saying that counties should pursue impact fees over the land transfer tax, even though he would certainly vote against them and counties have been trying for years any way to get impact fees:
Transfer taxes, which would affect all sales of homes and businesses, are an irrational way to target growth, Stam said. If the goal is to make growth pay more of its costs, he said, then "impact fees" on development would be more logical.
(NCACC spokesman Todd) McGee noted, however, that the General Assembly, where Stam is the Republican House leader, has denied counties the legal authority to impose impact fees, so that's not an option for them.