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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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July 14 LINC'ed In Now Available

Time for a change. In the legislative interim, we're back to our weekly LINC'ed IN newsletter -- and you can read this week's edition right now. Get the details on a pair of webinars the League has scheduled to explain recent legislation dealing with impact fees and small cell wireless. Find a model template ordinance for sunday brunch alcohol sales. See what bills the governor has signed so far. And pop in to the latest episode of our podcast. That and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on July 14, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

June 30 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Session end -- for now. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin packed with news from the General Assembly, which has gaveled out until August. Learn why, and about the failure of a harmful billboards proposal, which cities and towns had fought hard against. See the beneficial impact-fees compromise that passed unanimously. Check out the great first step statewide against the opioid epidemic. And peep what happened with the various regulatory and environmental reform packages that were out there. All that and much, much, much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on June 30, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

June 23 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

The budget is off to the governor. As we await its fate, read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin for an explanation of what the budget does for cities and towns. There's a lot of good news. We're also recharging you on the important HB 900 Safe Infrastructure & Low Property Tax Act, and how this weekend is perhaps your last chance to speak with your legislators and urge their support for the bill. What else? The Senate unveiled the water impact fees compromise bill. The troublesome billboards bill is scheduled for a Monday vote. The small-cell wireless proposal is advancing. And we've got the latest episode of your favorite podcast, Municipal Equation. All that and much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on June 23, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

June 16 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Closer, closer. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and get a feel of the potential homestretch of the current legislative session. Top lawmakers are finalizing the General Assembly's state budget. They're moving bills through committees. And we've got specific explainers on the latest with proposals like those dealing with billboard regulations and revenue flexibility. All that and much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on June 16, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

June 9 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Negotiation time. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and get an update on what's happening with the state's budget development in the General Assembly. Read the latest on that problematic billboards legislation. See what happened to a bill to amend environmental laws (hint: a property tax concern). And check out the talk at a smart cities summit in Raleigh this week. All that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on June 09, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

May 26 Legislative Bulletin Available

It's the thick of budget season. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin for what's happening at the state-budgeting level, and what items of interest to cities and towns are in the House's budget plan rolling out next week. (We've made it easy to digest.) Also get the latest on the billboards bill likely up for a floor vote next week. Hear about a new study on the value (and challenges) of resort towns and convention cities. And see how you can give the state better data on Internet speeds. All that and so much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on May 26, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

May 19 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

How's your infrastructure? Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin for the rundown on the League's successful Infrastructure Symposium that drew officials from across the state to downtown Raleigh. Plenty of new ideas discussed. And get the latest on the "raise the age" legislation. See what's happening with the small cell wireless proposal at the General Assembly. And much more, in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on May 19, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

May 12 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Senate budget passed. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and get the scoop on what the proposal does for cities and towns. It would aid shovel-ready local projects. It would budget additional revitalization and infrastructure funds. A pilot project with cities would target the opioid problem. And more hurricane recovery money is in the mix. After you catch up on the budget, give the latest episode of Municipal Equation a listen. Links and updates on that and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on May 12, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

May 5 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

Life after crossover, huh? Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin for the latest from the General Assembly in what usually proves to be more of a lean week following the recent crush of crossover bill approvals. Still, it's important to know what's happening with proposals like SB 467 and its language about pension systems. Also important this week: new estimates on the sales tax adjustment factor. We also give you an update on the Senate's budget development and on how towns are using Here We Grow to their advantage. That and more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin. 

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Posted on May 05, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

April 28 Legislative Bulletin Now Available

We've crossed over. Read this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin and check out the numerous the bills of interest to cities and towns that advanced or didn't during crossover week at the General Assembly. Problematic billboards legislation was removed from the calendar; a proposal concerning differential water and sewer rates softened to a study bill. Body cameras also saw action. And in a huge positive for municipalities, Reps. Stephen Ross and Jason Saine have introduced a revenue measure aligned with the top legislative goal of cities and towns. All that and much more in this week's LeagueLINC Bulletin.

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Posted on April 28, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

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