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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.
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Posted on August 21, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham
As legislators continue to discuss budget and tax issues, please continue to contact them regarding municipalities’ need for revenue flexibility and revenue options. This week, the House overwhelmingly rejected the Senate’s version of HB 117 NC Competes Act, which included the Senate’s plan to reallocate sales taxes, as well as business recruiting incentives favored by the House and Gov. Pat McCrory. It remains uncertain whether that bill will emerge from conference negotiations as a compromise measure with revenue, incentives and rural aide provisions, or whether those discussions will now shift solely to the ongoing budget negotiations.
Posted on August 20, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham
Later this week, several dozen members of the League’s policy committees will come to Raleigh to receive updates from staff and some legislators regarding the happenings in the state capital. The event will give all those folks an opportunity to hear what is happening during what has become crunch time in this legislative session. State budget negotiations are finally moving, and we remain hopeful that legislators will include some revenue options for municipalities as those negotiations advance. That is certainly what the League’s governmental affairs staff has been working diligently to achieve in many meetings with legislators.
Posted on August 19, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham
Posted on August 14, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham
This week, League officers sent a letter to legislators asking again that they consider policy solutions that will benefit all North Carolina cities and towns, and that they do so by providing municipalities with revenue flexibility in the face of recent revenue losses. As you know, the state Senate has approved legislation that would reallocate sales taxes, a change that would benefit some local governments while harming others. The fate of that proposal is as yet unknown, but the discussion – as legislators attempt to reach final agreements on finance and budget issues – still affords the opportunity for the General Assembly to address the needs of cities and towns.
Posted on August 13, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham
Posted on August 07, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham
A few weeks back, I came to Raleigh and met with state Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown. Senator Brown has been in the news a lot lately. He is the architect of a Senate-backed plan to shift local sales tax distributions in the state to a per-capita basis from the current system that mostly decides distributions based on where purchases are made.
Posted on August 05, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham
July is drawing to a close, but there's no indication that they're close to doing the same at the General Assembly. The July 31 LeagueLINC Bulletin
has all the latest on budget negotiations in Raleigh, along with news on the transportation front, property tax exemptions for homebuilders, and meetings between city officials and legislators. It's all here in the only place for news impacting all of North Carolina's cities and towns, the LeagueLINC Bulletin
Posted on July 31, 2015 by Chris Nida
Posted on July 24, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham
Posted on July 17, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham
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