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Welcome to the Legislative Advocacy home page

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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Feb. 5 LINC'ed IN Now Available

It's a road worth riding down, this week's LINC'ed IN. Read about the League's efforts around Powell Bill funding, and then drive into a look at expanding broadband. There's also a chance to merge into some experts talking about relationship building with legislators. That and much more are here in this week's LINC'ed IN.   

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Posted on February 05, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

News & Notes: Supreme Court to Hear Asheville Water Case, Grants League Motion to File Amicus Brief

The North Carolina Supreme Court, on Friday, agreed to hear the City of Asheville’s appeal  of a state Court of Appeals ruling upholding the General Assembly’s transfer of the city’s water system to a regional water authority. The decision by the state’s high court means that the city will maintain control of the system while the court decides the case on its merits. The Supreme Court also agreed to allow the League to file an amicus brief in support of the city’s position.

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Posted on February 01, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

Jan. 29 LINC'ed IN Now Available

It's time to thaw out and read this week's LINC'ed IN. The issues around municipal service districts are heating up again in the legislature. And you can read about how some conflicting requirements on stormwater should be melting away. There's also more reasons to warm to a state bond issue. Those stories and more can be found in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on January 29, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

Up Front, a message from the President

Watching the unfolding events in Flint, Michigan, through the weeks of media coverage, our hearts have all gone out to the residents there. Regardless of who is to blame, everyone deserves access to clean water, and the situation in Michigan shows that there has been a breakdown in the traditional structures of government and government-provided services.

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Posted on January 27, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

Jan. 15 LINC'ed IN Now Available

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Posted on January 15, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

Jan. 8 LINC'ed IN Now Available

It's a new year, and there's a new edition of LINC'ed IN. Connect with this week's LINC'ed IN to learn about what's happening with the Connect NC Bonds. You can also read  about legislators' continuing focus on how to foster economic development in rural areas of the state, and how some areas will be seeing new transportation projects coming on line. That and more are here in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on January 08, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

Up Front, a message from the President

As the New Year began, it was good to see that there is a rumble of historic preservation activity reverberating around the state. The Charlotte Observer, in this piece, explored how plans are under way to rejuvenate the neighborhood around the old Loray Mill in Gastonia. The mill building itself has already been preserved and turned into loft apartments. Now attention is turning to the old mill houses around the mill, with non-profit Preservation North Carolina hoping to see results similar to successful mill home restorations projects in Edenton and Burlington.

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Posted on January 06, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

ACTION ALERT: League Executive Committee Backs CONNECT NC Bond Initiative

The North Carolina League of Municipalities Executive Committee has voted to endorse and support the $2 billion CONNECT NC bond initiative that will be put before voters on March 15, 2016. The water and sewer funding and the parks and recreation funding are in line with current League advocacy goals.

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Posted on December 21, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

Up Front, a message from the President

 
In the spirit of the season, I want to wish everyone well and that yours truly is a magic holiday filled with the brightening of lives of friends, family and loved ones. As the song says, it is the most wonderful time of the year, and a time to be of good cheer.
 

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Posted on December 09, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

Dec. 4 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Dec. 1 marked the beginning of the filing period for next year's elections, and we've filed all the news about it in this week's LINC'ed IN. In addition to all those candidates running and not running for office, you'll find news about the campaign for state bonds, orientation sessions for newly elected mayors, and the newest member of the League's extended family. All that, and much more, can be found in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on December 04, 2015 by Chris Nida

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