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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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Reminder: NCLM Policy Committee Apps Due Friday!

This is a friendly reminder that the League is currently accepting applications for all four of our policy committees and we would love for you to join! Applications are due this Friday, October 31.

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Posted on October 29, 2014 by Cara Bridges

2014 Advocacy Goals Conference Materials

The 2014 Advocacy Goals Conference packet is now available online. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PACKET. Materials included are an overview memo, a list of 41 legislative, 7 regulatory, and 2 federal goals (as approved by the NCLM Board of Directors at the CityVision 2014 Annual Conference), proposed changes to the Core Municipal Principles, a guide to the NCLM policy development process, a form for submitting additional goal proposals, and the conference agenda. Please note that we will narrow down the goals to a final package of 25 legislative and 5 regulatory priorities. There is no limit to the number of federal goals that may be approved.

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Posted on October 27, 2014 by Cara Bridges

October 24 LINC'ed IN Now Available

There's something awaiting you in this week LINC'ed IN. No, it's not just another invite to the League's Advocacy Goals Conference. (There is that too.) Whether news about the local government pension system or some talk on film incentives, get reeled in to this week's LINC'ed IN.      

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Posted on October 24, 2014 by Scott Mooneyham

October 17 LINC'ed IN Now Available

It was quite the time at CityVision 2014, the League's annual conference held earlier this week. From the speeches to the awards to the just plain fun, read all about the happenings in Greensboro in this week's LINC'ed IN. If that weren't enough, the week also included some legislative talk about privilege license taxes and there was a court ruling about Charlotte's airport. Find out about that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on October 17, 2014 by Scott Mooneyham

October 10 LINC'ed IN Now Available

It would be a crime not to read this week's LINC'ed IN. Why? Because you might miss out on reading about crimes rates falling in a number of North Carolina cities. That's not the only reason to take a look. There's something to learn about wastewater spillscommunity development grants and urban commuting. So stay connected with this week's LINC'ed IN

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Posted on October 10, 2014 by Scott Mooneyham

October 3 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Who knew a bunch of new laws were taking effect this week? LINC'ed IN, that's who. Read this week's LINC'ed IN to find out about the new laws, as well as the League entering formal comments on behalf of municipalities regarding new proposed rules regulating fracking. There's also a bit about movement afoot -- young creative classers moving downtown. It can all be found in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on October 03, 2014 by Scott Mooneyham

We Want YOU!! Help us set future League policy...

It's that time of the year again - the North Carolina League of Municipalities is accepting applications for all four of our policy committees, and we want YOU to join us! The policy committees receive the latest legislative updates, hear specialized presentations from political leaders, and most importantly guide the League's policy development process. So, whether you're an expert in any of the municipal issues below, or you just want to learn more about the topics and enjoy the legislative process, we have a committee that is perfect for you! All committees are open to municipal elected officials and staff, with terms lasting two years.

The best news of all -- it's easy to apply! Just fill out this form no later than October 31, 2014. You can email it to LeagueLINC@nclm.org, fax it to (919) 301-1012, or best of all, drop it off in-person at the League's CityVision 2014 annual conference!

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Posted on October 01, 2014 by Cara Bridges

September 26 LINC'ed IN Now Available

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Posted on September 26, 2014 by Scott Mooneyham

September 19 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Are you ready to take a drive with us? This week's LINC'ed IN opens to door to Governor Pat McCrory's latest transportation plan. And just when you thought everything about the legislative session was over, well, it is. The governor signed a couple of remaining bills on his desk. He also announced that he would not be calling legislators back for a special session this year. Read about these developments and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on September 19, 2014 by Scott Mooneyham

September 12 LINC'ed IN Now Available

With fall right around the corner, it's a busy time for the League and municipalities around the state. Read this week's LINC'ed IN to learn all about the goings-on here and there. They include the League's continuing policy development process. Meanwhile, Wilson's push to seek preemption of a state broadband law has gained national attention. In Asheville, municipal officials celebrated a huge federal transportation grant. Read about it all in this week's LINC'ed IN.
 

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Posted on September 15, 2014 by Scott Mooneyham

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