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Posted on February 17, 2017 by Government Affairs Team
Posted on February 10, 2017 by Government Affairs Team
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February 9, 2017
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League Applauds Broadband Legislation
(RALEIGH) – House Bill 68 BRIGHT Futures Act offers state leaders an opportunity to address a need of critical importance for cities and towns across North Carolina. Without high-speed broadband, large areas of the state will remain disadvantaged economically, educationally and in the area of health care. Paul Meyer, Executive Director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, made the following statement regarding House Bill 68:
“The North Carolina League of Municipalities applauds the sponsors of House Bill 68 for restarting a crucial policy conversation about bringing high-speed broadband to all areas of the state and is hopeful that this statewide bill can help municipalities of all sizes achieve that goal. For North Carolina cities and towns, this issue was never about who owned what. It was about providing critical 21st century infrastructure to grow local economies, help businesses expand and bring jobs to their residents.
“NCLM looks forward to working with the bill sponsors in the coming weeks to bring about solutions that will help cities and towns of all sizes and all circumstances.”
Posted on February 09, 2017 by Scott Mooneyham
Posted on February 03, 2017 by Government Affairs Team
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Posted on January 06, 2017 by Government Affairs Team
The North Carolina Supreme Court ruled today that a 2013 law stripping the City of Asheville of its municipal water system is an unconstitutional local act, meaning the city will retain control of the system. The 5-2 decision reverses a Court of Appeal ruling that would have allowed the law to go forward and transfer the system to a regional water authority.
This decision is a momentous win for all North Carolina cities and towns, preserving a city-owned asset built largely with the contributions of municipal taxpayers and ratepayers. The potential negative consequences for all cities and towns, had the courts ruled against Asheville, are why the League filed amicus briefs in support of the city’s position that the law amounted to an unconstitutional illegal taking and that it was a constitutionally prohibited local act affecting health and sanitation.
Posted on December 21, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham
Posted on December 09, 2016 by Government Affairs Team
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