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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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Aug. 26 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Your week of waiting pays off now -- here's the latest LINC'ed IN. Learn about important new court actions that affect cities and towns. See how you can help our counterparts at the Louisiana Municipal Association, whose staffers are heavily affected by the disastrous flooding there. Check out the latest Main Street Community. And read about a new collaborative meant to help mayors address modern challenges in city growth. All that and much, much more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on August 26, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

Up Front, a message from the President

Last Tuesday was an impressive display by the League and its staff. In case you missed it, the League convened a meeting of more than 100 police chiefs and law enforcement leaders, those involved with law enforcement training in North Carolina, and state legislators to discuss potential solutions that might strengthen trust between police and the communities that they serve. They included Chief Monroe Wagner, from my town of Elkin. While organized by the League, the meeting was convened at the urging of the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus.

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Posted on August 24, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

Aug. 19 LINC'ed IN Now Available

You can all relax. This week's LINC'ed IN is here. Read about the recent round of funding awards for local water and sewer and other infrastructure projects. Catch up on the League's hugely successful forum held this week on police-community trust. Learn about a new report guiding cities on drone regulation. And check out the latest episode of Municipal Equation, the League's very own podcast. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on August 19, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

Forum Examines Best Practices in Law Enforcement Training

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August 16, 2016
Contact: Scott Mooneyham
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Forum Examines Best Practices in Law Enforcement Training
 
NCLM, Legislative Black Caucus, Law Enforcement Leaders Come Together to Discuss Ways to Strengthen Trust, Improve Public Safety  
 
(RALEIGH)  -- Law enforcement leaders, members of the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus and representatives of the N.C. League of Municipalities met Tuesday to discuss best practices in law enforcement training and examine potential solutions that might strengthen trust between police and the communities they serve.

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Posted on August 16, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

Aug. 12 LINC'ed IN Now Available

The time is now. Read this week's LINC'ed IN. Get all the registration info you've been waiting for on the League's CityVision 2016 Annual Conference in Raleigh, Oct. 23-25. Learn about a federal court's new ruling on municipal broadband and local authority. Check out the General Assembly-created policy center that could shape rulemaking on water pollution among other things. And what's #CityHallSelfie Day, anyway? All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on August 12, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

Up Front, a message from the President

The National League of Cities recently released its annual State of the Cities report, which found that mayors all over country are focused on economic development and public safety. The NLC’s conclusion was based on looking at state-of-the-city speeches in 100 municipalities of varying sizes.

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Posted on August 10, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

Aug. 5 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Settle down. This week's LINC'ed IN is here. Read up on what just happened in court with homeowner insurance rates. See how local police departments connected with residents on National Night Out. Learn about grants for free WiFi in downtowns in western North Carolina. And check out the latest episode of Municipal Equation. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on August 08, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

NCLM 2016 End of Session Bulletin

Please find linked below the League's 2016 End of Session Bulletin, featuring an in-depth look at the accomplishments of cities and towns during the past legislative session, as well as the legislation and issues affecting them. This document includes summaries of dozens of bills that the League lobbied during the session. Click the link below to access all 44 pages of the End of Session Bulletin.
 

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Posted on August 04, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

July 29 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Cool off. Read this week's LINC'ed IN. Get the update on source water protection rulemaking. Learn what state law has in store for bicycle-car interaction. See what retailer bought out a slew of Wal-Mart Express locations around the state. And get a preview of the next episode of Municipal Equation, the League's biweekly podcast. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on July 29, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

July 22 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Stay cool. Read this week's LINC'ed IN. Learn about the Division of Water Infrastructure's fall funding round and related application training for water and wastewater funding programs -- including a portion of the Connect NC bond. Get details on the NBA's announcement concerning HB2. See what municipalities are doing to expand access to superfast Internet services. And check out the latest episode of Municipal Equation, the League's podcast about local government and great communities. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on July 22, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

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