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Old 05-30-2016, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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"South Carolina and North Carolina have redrawn the border between the two states with GPS technology that allows them to confirm the boundary lines established under an English king in the 18th century down to the centimeter. But that means the lines drawn decades ago through less exact surveying measures are several hundred feet off. Nineteen homes are changing states. Three currently in North Carolina will end up in South Carolina, while Martin and 15 others are going to change residency to North Carolina."

Altered state: Border redraw moves 19 homes in the Carolinas

Think about all of the address changes you will have to make, the new drivers license and registration you'll have to take care of, perhaps a change in who provides your electricity, where your kids will go to school, voting, the changes to your property tax, health insurance you may no longer have because it's not available in the new state, etc..

All of that and you aren't even moving,
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Denver and Boston
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That is bizarre. I would have thought there would be a much easier way to maintain the status quo via an agreement ratified by each State legislature which would recognize the traditional boundaries of each property. Surely many properties are now split into two different States which is going to complicate future transfers and reduce their values.
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Old 05-30-2016, 10:18 AM
 
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It seems like minor differences to borders created hundreds of years ago would be a non-issue at this point.

I can't believe that they need an act of Congress for this this.
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:07 PM
 
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Which state has the lowest overall tax codes? LOL.
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I think that the states involved should pay all of the expenses for these 19 households, related to this boundary change. If they choose to stay in their homes, the states should pay for them to change their addresses, auto registrations, etc. And if they can't bear to leave the state they thought they were living in, the states should pay their expenses to move.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:32 PM
 
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North Carolina literally went NC on these peeps
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Old 05-30-2016, 09:06 PM
 
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I can't believe that they need an act of Congress for this this.
uugghh.....I can believe ANYTHING these days!!
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Old 05-31-2016, 06:32 AM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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If their state taxes would have been lower, can they get a refund?

But seriously. Why bother? Leave it as it is.
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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It seems like minor differences to borders created hundreds of years ago would be a non-issue at this point.

I can't believe that they need an act of Congress for this this.
States are admitted by Congress with very specific descriptions of what constitutes each state. To allow states themselves to decide to change their borders without Congressional oversight would invite chaos. Thus, it has always been held that Article IV of the Constitution requires Congressional approval for all border changes.

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uugghh.....I can believe ANYTHING these days!!


By 'these days' you apparently mean 'for the last 227 years' - which is how long it has been since the Constitution, including Article IV, was ratified and came into force.
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