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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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March 24 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Marching on. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin for an update on where we are after the massive fire that displaced the League from its headquarters -- which won't stop Town Hall Day, our biggest advocacy event of the year, coming up on Wednesday, March 29. Click here for important, timely details. You can also read updates on bills, like this important one on e-notice standards, and get a reminder about a disaster-recovery funding deadline. All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on March 24, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

March 17 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Scorched, but safe, sound and able to serve our great cities and towns without interruption. Click here for this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin, where you can read a statement from our executive director, Paul Meyer, on how we're responding to Raleigh's massive downtown structure fire that reached the League's offices on Thursday. Then we'll restore focus to our continuing services and events -- Town Hall Day not the least of them! You can also read the latest on legislative proposals, like those concerning so-called "sanctuary cities" or on school street improvements. And find the latest episode of our podcast. All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on March 19, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

March 10 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

So you're hearing about snow, too, huh? Whatever happens, we won't flake out on you -- read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and get up to date on all things affecting local government in the General Assembly, from small cell wireless technology to the juvenile prosecution age to property taxes to online sales taxes and more. You can also get a glimpse of our feautured guests coming up at Town Hall Day on March 29. And what's happening in D.C. starting this weekend? All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on March 10, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Feb. 24 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Can you believe it'll be March before next week's LeagueLINC Bulletin? Before time runs away any further, read this week's edition and see what a League policy committee discussed with Jones Street lawmakers. Catch up on the movement of legislation, including bills dealing with development infrastructure and sales tax adjustment factors. See yet another reason to join Here We Grow. And watch a video with League President Bob Matheny on why it's so important that municipal officials attend Town Hall Day on March 29. All that and much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on February 24, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Feb. 17 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

We're in higher gear on Jones Street. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and get the scoop on newly filed bills, including a Senate proposal that would support a League goal on e-fairness. You can also meet the legislature's newest member, learn about "smart cities" on our latest podcast episode and see which communities were just approved for millions of dollars in rural infrastructure grants. All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on February 17, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Feb. 10 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Get wired. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and learn about a new legislative proposal on broadband that the League is applauding. See how a separate House bill filed on Thursday would satisfy a League transportation goal. Find out why League leaders were on Capitol Hill this week. And get the latest on the impact-fees court case. All that and much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on February 10, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

League Applauds Broadband Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2017
Contact: Scott Mooneyham
(919) 715-9768
                                                             
smooneyham@nclm.org
 
 
League Applauds Broadband Legislation
  
(RALEIGH) – House Bill 68 BRIGHT Futures Act offers state leaders an opportunity to address a need of critical importance for cities and towns across North Carolina. Without high-speed broadband, large areas of the state will remain disadvantaged economically, educationally and in the area of health care. Paul Meyer, Executive Director of the North Carolina League of Municipalities, made the following statement regarding House Bill 68:

“The North Carolina League of Municipalities applauds the sponsors of House Bill 68 for restarting a crucial policy conversation about bringing high-speed broadband to all areas of the state and is hopeful that this statewide bill can help municipalities of all sizes achieve that goal. For North Carolina cities and towns, this issue was never about who owned what. It was about providing critical 21st century infrastructure to grow local economies, help businesses expand and bring jobs to their residents.
 
“NCLM looks forward to working with the bill sponsors in the coming weeks to bring about solutions that will help cities and towns of all sizes and all circumstances.”

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Posted on February 09, 2017 by Scott Mooneyham

Feb. 3 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Busy week? Understood. Read the latest LeagueLINC Bulletin and let us catch you up on what's happened. Check in on why some local officials are concerned with the mechanics of a tax relief bill on file at the General Assembly. Learn how you can track other bills of importance to municipalities. See what the new Federal Communications Commission chair had to say about local government. And learn how you can provide input on a "smart cities" plan at the federal level. All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on February 03, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Jan. 27 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Legislative business has begun. Read this week's Legislative Bulletin and get early details on eminent domain proposals. Learn how you can follow bills important to municipalities throughout the session. Read about the pension board's new employer contribution rate. And see how Morganton has leveraged Here We Grow to showcase its economic development skills. All that and more in this week's Legislative Bulletin.

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Posted on January 30, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Jan. 20 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Town Hall Day is ahead! Read this week's LINC'ed IN and learn how you can register -- for free, if you're early enough. Take a helpful survey on the siting of wireless facilities. Get the latest episode of Municipal Equation. And see who got what in the latest lists of legislative committee assignments. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on January 20, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

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