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Thank you for visiting the Legislative Advocacy home page of the North Carolina League of Municipalities. Here you will find all the latest updates on pending legislation, issues of importance to municipalities, regulatory affairs, League events and more.

The Legislative Advocacy section of the website is also where you can sign up for League LINC, the League’s grassroots initiative. For more on League LINC, click on Get Involved on the left-hand side of this page, or click here to set up your League LINC account.

Thank you for your interest in the League’s legislative activity, and check back frequently for more updates.

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May 26 Legislative Bulletin Available

It's the thick of budget season. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin for what's happening at the state-budgeting level, and what items of interest to cities and towns are in the House's budget plan rolling out next week. (We've made it easy to digest.) Also get the latest on the billboards bill likely up for a floor vote next week. Hear about a new study on the value (and challenges) of resort towns and convention cities. And see how you can give the state better data on Internet speeds. All that and so much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on May 26, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

May 19 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

How's your infrastructure? Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin for the rundown on the League's successful Infrastructure Symposium that drew officials from across the state to downtown Raleigh. Plenty of new ideas discussed. And get the latest on the "raise the age" legislation. See what's happening with the small cell wireless proposal at the General Assembly. And much more, in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on May 19, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

May 12 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Senate budget passed. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and get the scoop on what the proposal does for cities and towns. It would aid shovel-ready local projects. It would budget additional revitalization and infrastructure funds. A pilot project with cities would target the opioid problem. And more hurricane recovery money is in the mix. After you catch up on the budget, give the latest episode of Municipal Equation a listen. Links and updates on that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on May 12, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

May 5 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Life after crossover, huh? Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin for the latest from the General Assembly in what usually proves to be more of a lean week following the recent crush of crossover bill approvals. Still, it's important to know what's happening with proposals like SB 467 and its language about pension systems. Also important this week: new estimates on the sales tax adjustment factor. We also give you an update on the Senate's budget development and on how towns are using Here We Grow to their advantage. That and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin. 

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Posted on May 05, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

April 28 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

We've crossed over. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and check out the numerous the bills of interest to cities and towns that advanced or didn't during crossover week at the General Assembly. Problematic billboards legislation was removed from the calendar; a proposal concerning differential water and sewer rates softened to a study bill. Body cameras also saw action. And in a huge positive for municipalities, Reps. Stephen Ross and Jason Saine have introduced a revenue measure aligned with the top legislative goal of cities and towns. All that and much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on April 28, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

April 21 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Let's take action. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and see why you should contact your House members and urge them to keep in place local authority to regulate billboards. You can also get the latest on impact fees and how a committee debating their proposed repeal instead shifted the focus to a potential study. Check out what's happening with the e-notice legislation we've been covering. And read up on environmental proposals moving forward as crossover approaches. All that and so much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on April 21, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

April 13 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Spring break begins! After you read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin, of course. For one, because you'll want to learn up on the notable bills flowing through the General Assembly, including a proposal to restrict differential water/sewer rates. Measures with large land-use policy changes are also advancing. See what's happening with the broadband conversation. And get the latest from our bill tracker. All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on April 13, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

April 7 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Chugging along. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and get all the latest important legislative and state government news of importance to cities and towns. See why you need to tell your legislators to support House Bill 624 and the mirroring Senate Bill 641. Read about a measure on code enforcement limits. Learn about economic development bills targeting distressed areas. And see why Here We Grow is making an impression. All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on April 12, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

March 31 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Nearly time for the weekend we all deserve -- nearly. Make sure you go out right: read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and get a recap of one of the best Town Hall Days ever. It truly was one of a kind. You can (and should) also read an action alert on a code enforcement limitations. Learn about a doughnut hole annexations bill. Get a primer on the HB2 repeal. And connect with the latest episode of our biweekly podcast. All that and so much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on March 31, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

March 24 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Marching on. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin for an update on where we are after the massive fire that displaced the League from its headquarters -- which won't stop Town Hall Day, our biggest advocacy event of the year, coming up on Wednesday, March 29. Click here for important, timely details. You can also read updates on bills, like this important one on e-notice standards, and get a reminder about a disaster-recovery funding deadline. All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on March 24, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

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