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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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Sept. 23 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Staying dry? Read this week's LINC'ed IN.  Read why it's important to ACT NOW and register for CityVision 2016 if you've not yet done so. (Spoiler alert: Deadline is today!) Read what a new Gallup Poll found out about Americans' trust in local government. (Another spoiler: It's good, much expected news!) Learn about the lawsuit that 21 state governments have filed over the new overtime pay rule. And get a preview of the latest Municipal Equation, the League's podcast. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on September 23, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

Sept. 16 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Your weekend enjoyment starts now -- with the latest LINC'ed IN. Learn why League President and Elkin Mayor Lestine Hutchens was on the road with the National League of Cities this morning. Read about the Republican lawmakers who are now calling for changes to or repeal of House Bill 2. See which municipal website was a finalist in GovTech's national 2016 Best of the Web. Check out what's happening at the federal level with a massive water resources bill. And turn up the latest episode of Municipal Equation, the League's podcast on the challenges, solutions and new concepts surrounding today's municipalities. All that and much, much more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on September 16, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

Up Front, a message from the President

Next month, my term as president of the League will be coming to an end. And in coming weeks, in Southern City and at our CityVision 2016 annual conference, you can learn some of my thoughts about the past year and my involvement with the League.

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Posted on September 14, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

Sept. 9 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Head into the weekend fulfilled. Read this week's LINC'ed IN. Hear why the National League of Cities wants you to contact your congressional delegates about a (problematic) "e-fairness" proposal afloat on Capitol Hill. Read up on the HB2 trial and why it's being pushed farther down the calendar. And meet the newest member of the state House. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on September 09, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

Sept. 2 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Take cover! Read this week's LINC'ed IN. See statewide eyes fall on the tech and innovation achievements of North Carolina municipaltiies at this week's N.C. Digital Government Summit. Learn why the Federal Communications Commission won't appeal the recent court action on municipal broadband. Read up on new e-fairness legislation efforts in Congress. And access 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 September 02, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

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
(919) 715-9768
smooneyham@nclm.org
                                                          
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

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