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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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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 as 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

Up Front, a message from the President

Earlier this week, the League’s Grassroots Coordinator Vickie Miller arranged for some mayors and mayor pro tems who serve on policy committees to come to Raleigh to discuss a variety of subjects. As a part of the get-together, they got a chance to sit and talk with State Budget Director Lee Roberts. Roberts’ role is pretty much that of Gov. Pat McCrory’s chief financial officer, or that of a city finance director for the entire state.

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Posted on July 15, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

July 10 LeagueLINC Bulletin Now Available

It's time to take a break to read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin. A little break is what legislators enjoyed this week, but there was still plenty of news about some actions one chamber took regarding municipal service districts. And there was talk about who will pay when TVs and computers are not thrown away. Outside the legislative lines, some real animals are prowling inside city lines. Read about those issues and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.   

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Posted on July 10, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

July 2 LeagueLINC Bulletin Now Available

Don't miss the spectacular show. No, not those Fourth of July fireworks. We're talking this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin. With the holiday upcoming, you get all the news a day early. Read about how a budget deal is likely weeks away, and how a budget provision affecting municipal service districts will hopefully get blown up as that deal is worked out. And if protest is an American tradition, zoning protest petitions soon will not be in North Carolina. Read about these sparkling issues and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on July 02, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

Up Front, a message from the President

As we approach the Fourth of July weekend, it is a good time to reflect on our system of government and the purpose of the different levels of government in that system. At the local government level, we often talk about being closest to the people. Unlike the state legislators who go about the business of lawmaking in state capitals and members of Congress who go to Washington, local officials are in their communities more often than not. As most of you know, local government is typically focused on on-the-ground problem-solving and issues that are not that partisan in nature.

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Posted on July 01, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

June 26 LeagueLINC Bulletin Now Available

If it takes it, redistribute some time and read this week LeagueLINC Bulletin. You can catch up on the latest talk about the Senate's sales tax plan. Or find out about building inspections legislation that got a bit better as it moved toward passage. And don't throw any rocks as you read about renewed debate about gravel regulations. It is all here in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.  

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Posted on June 26, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

June 19 LeagueLINC Bulletin Now Available

It's hot. No, not outside. The LeagueLINC Bulletin. Read this week's edition to find out details about the Senate's budget plan and how some senators feel about the sales tax changes included in the bill. There's also a rundown of the Senate's extensive reg reform bill. And if you are looking for a sign from above, the Supreme Court has handed down one -- a decision that will likely affect local sign ordinances across the country. That and more are here in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.  

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Posted on June 19, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

Up Front, a message from the President

At this week’s fourth regional meeting on the future of municipal finance, held in Greenville, 50 people attended to hear Greenville Mayor Allen Thomas, a panel of local officials and League staffer  Chris Nida talk state and local taxes, municipal services and needs, and the demographic changes taking place in our state. The meeting drew a strong media contingent from eastern North Carolina, with two television stations and three newspapers covering the event.

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Posted on June 17, 2015 by Scott Mooneyham

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