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

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August 21 LeagueLINC Bulletin Now Available!

This week's LeagueLINC Bulletin is not so long. After all, there is no reason to drone on. The General Assembly is now mostly focused on budget talks, and you can read the latest on that topic here. But there was movement on drone aircraft rules and ride-sharing company rules. You can also find out the latest on changes to a bill affecting historic district procedures. That and more are here in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.  

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Posted on August 21, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Legislators to Urge Passage of Municipal Revenue Options!

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.

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Posted on August 20, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

Up Front, a message from the President

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.

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Posted on August 19, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

August 14 LeagueLINC Bulletin Now Available!

Don't extend your deadline! Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin. You can find out how legislators have pushed out their deadline for passing a state budget. There's also plenty on the movement of the sales tax reallocation plan, including a call for League members to use discussions around the plan as an opportunity to seek revenue flexibility for cities and towns. If that is not enough on the tax front, you can also find out about Governor McCrory's latest efforts to have historic preservation tax credits restored. That and more are here in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on August 14, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

ACTION ALERT: Contact Your Legislators Regarding Revenue Options for Cities!

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.

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Posted on August 13, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

August 7 LeagueLINC Bulletin Now Available

Let's strike a deal! Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and you'll learn that's what the Senate and House are still trying to do. Find out about the Senate's move to try to push budget negotiations forward by giving some on the sale tax reallocation plan. You can also learn about the governor's plans to rally the troops behind historic preservation tax credits. That and more are here in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on August 07, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

Up Front, a message from the President

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.

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Posted on August 05, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

July 31 LeagueLINC Bulletin Now Available

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.

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Posted on July 31, 2015 by Chris Nida

July 24 LeagueLINC Bulletin

The legislative session is dragging on, but that doesn't mean you have to be dragged down. Read about the goings-on in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin. There is plenty about the budget and tax positions of the respective chambers. And there is a bit on the House's call on a 911-related bill. You can also find about what the Senate decided on ride-sharing services. That and more are here in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on July 24, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

July 17 LeagueLINC Bulletin

It's not an emergency, so don't dial 911. But it is time to read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin. You'll find some good news regarding municipal requirements around 911 centers. And that pesky budget provision on municipal service districts keeps on getting more scrutiny. Also, don't protest too much. Legislators have given final approval to the repeal of protest petitions. Find that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin

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Posted on July 17, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

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