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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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April 29 LeagueLINC Bulletin Now Available

What's your over/under on the "short" session this year? Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin. Learn about the first week of session and what bills have been filed. See why League leaders are urging support for increased federal CDBG funds. And check out the metro areas in North Carolina that landed on a national "best" list. All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on April 29, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

April 22 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Not ready for the legislative session? Read this week's LINC'ed In. See what's in store for the 2016 "short session" that's scheduled to gavel in on Monday. Read about the governor's recommended budget. Check out which North Carolina city is top-rated for starting a business. And learn how to register for Town Hall Day! All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on April 22, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

Up Front, a message from the President

Members of the League’s Legislative Action Committees will come to Raleigh tomorrow in advance of the start of this year’s legislative session, which begins on Monday. It’s hard to overemphasize the importance of the work of the roughly 150 members of these committees. The League’s staff is out there actively pushing the advocacy agenda of North Carolina cities and towns, but the committees and their work gives the League’s policy goals their political heft.

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Posted on April 20, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

April 15 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Feeling April chills? Read this week's LINC'ed IN. Learn what the legislature has in mind for police body cameras. Dial up the latest on the state's program for recycling TVs, old computer equipment and other electronics. See which cities and towns rank highly for safety. And learn how you can register for Town Hall Day -- June 8 -- the premier opportunity for League members to discuss important municipal issues with legislators. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on April 15, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

April 8 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Don't let allergies get you down. Read this week's LINC'ed IN. Get the latest on a legislative proposal affecting municipal service districts. Read up on transportation bill recommendations submitted this week. Learn the five traits that innovative towns have in common. And get acquainted with "green bonds." All that and (much) more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on April 08, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

Up Front, a message from the President

Several year back, the League came up with its “elevator speech,” a concise but all-encompassing description of what the organization is and is not. You see those words now in League news releases and other correspondence. They read, “The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a membership association of 540 great hometowns – representing nearly every municipality in the state. The League advocates for its members, from the largest city to the smallest village, on the full range of legislative issues that affect municipalities. For more than 100 years, the League has promoted – and continues to promote – good government by offering non-partisan advocacy, insurance and other services – as directed by its membership.”

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Posted on April 06, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

April 1 LINC'ed IN Now Available

It's April Fools' Day -- just a reminder. Read this week's (joke-free) LINC'ed IN. Hear what municipal leaders from across the state had to say about municipal service districts in a meeting with lawmakers on Thursday. Read up on the latest with House Bill 2. And meet a few key hires announced by town governments this week. Those stories and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on April 01, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

March 24 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Your Easter basket has arrived early. Read this week's LINC'ed IN. Hear what the League's Executive Committee discussed with Gov. Pat McCrory in a joint meeting with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners. Learn how eight municipalities secured state grants for better bike-and-pedestrian planning. And read our summary of the General Assembly's controversial special session. Those stories and more in this weeks' LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on March 24, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

Special Session, Bill Act to Limit Local Authority

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2016
Contact: Scott Mooneyham
(919) 715-9768                                                                    
smooneyham@nclm.org
 
 
Special Session, Bill Act to Limit Local Authority

Meyer: Bill Undermines Local Residents’ Political Power
    
                     
(RALEIGH)  -- The decision by the North Carolina General Assembly to hold a special session and address a City of Charlotte anti-discrimination ordinance with a statewide response ignores that members of the Charlotte of City Council, who approved that ordinance, are elected and held accountable by local residents. In response to the decision to move ahead with a statewide bill, Paul Meyer, Executive Director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, made the following statement:

“Placing limits on local decision-making authority ultimately is a limit on the political power of local residents. Those residents can and do hold local officials responsible for their decisions. The League has and will continue to oppose legislation like this which pre-empts local decision-making and undermines the political power of local residents.”

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Posted on March 23, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham

League, NCACC Hold Joint Meeting with Gov. McCrory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2016
Contact: Scott Mooneyham
(919) 715-9768
smooneyham@nclm.org
 
League, NCACC Hold Joint Meeting with Gov. McCrory

Hutchens: Gathering Was Historic, Focused on Teamwork
 
(RALEIGH) -- The Executive Committee of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, in an historic joint gathering with the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, met with Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday to discuss issues of importance to local governments and to thank the governor for his leadership in such areas – including the Connect NC bond package and the recent reinstatement of historic preservation tax credits.

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Posted on March 23, 2016 by Government Affairs Team

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