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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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Nov. 3 LINC'ed IN Now Available

First Friday! Read this week's LINC'ed IN to celebrate. Hear what state legislators are saying about local economic development and the value of intergovernmental teamwork. Learn why the National League of Cities wants you to contact your member of Congress about the U.S. House tax plan. See what's in the final, national report of recommendations on the opioid criss. And check out where cities are in today's innovation economy. That and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on November 03, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Oct. 20 LINC'ed IN Now Available

As the weather cools (kind of), there's plenty of hot news for cities and towns in this week's LINC'ed IN. Read what a new N.C. Court of Appeals action does for video sweepstakes enforcement. Hear why cities across the country are concerned with an amendment the U.S. Senate just approved. Find out how to prep for the 2020 census. And see what's in the new issue of Southern City. That and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on October 20, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Oct. 13 LINC'ed IN Now Available

It's Friday the 13th. Boost your luck with a readthrough of this week's LINC'ed IN. Get an update on what's happened in the General Assembly. See what changed for the state's film grant program. Learn why it's important to rally for the state and local tax deduction. And hear the latest episode of Municipal Equation. That and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on October 13, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Oct. 6 LINC'ed IN Now Available

You've been good all week. Reward yourself with the latest LINC'ed IN and a full helping of government news of importance to municipalities. Check out the U.S. Supreme Court action with positive ramifications for public beach access. Learn why you should contact your federal legislators now for the preservation of the U.S. Historic Tax Credit and the State and Local Tax (SALT) Deduction. Read about the League's intervention in Duke Energy rate cases. And see what unfolded this week at the General Assembly. That and much more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on October 06, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Sept. 29 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Fresh off the outstanding CityVision 2017, read this week's LINC'ed IN and catch up on all the activity, with a link to a video recapping the happenings. You can also find a way to prep for the 2020 Census. See why city leaders nationally are decrying the "Big 6" tax plan. Find out how to join a League policy committee. And get the latest episode of Municipal Equation. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on September 29, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Sept. 15 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Ready for CityVision 2017? Read this week's LINC'ed IN and get the scoop on how you can maximize your experience at the best annual conference for North Carolina cities and towns. You can also learn how to join a National League of Cities leadership post. See what federal transportation grants have come available. And find a new episode of Municipal Equation. All that and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on September 15, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

Sept. 8 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Heed the warnings about Irma. Read this week's LINC'ed IN and see what the governor and emergency managers have to say about the unusually strong hurricane pushing toward Florida at the time of this writing. In other news, read about the latest funding round for local parks. See how many drones are registered in the state currently. What bill remains on the governor's desk? And what does the National League of Cities have to say about the latest self-driving-car legislation? That and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on September 08, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

July 28 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Have at it. This week's LINC'ed IN is out, and with it you can learn what bills Gov. Roy Cooper put into law this week; which North Carolina towns are wisely adopting Here We Grow; how much in disaster-relief funds are on the way for Hurricane Matthew-hit communities; and how state-collected local revenues are faring. That and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on July 28, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

End of Session Bulletin Now Available

Now available is the League's 2017 End of Session Bulletin, featuring an in-depth look at the many accomplishments of cities and towns during the past legislative session, as well as the legislation and issues affecting them. This document includes summaries of dozens of bills that the League lobbied during the session. Click here to access all 65 pages of the End of Session Bulletin.

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Posted on July 26, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

July 21 LINC'ed IN Now Available

Drink plenty of fluids. And read this week's LINC'ed IN. See what bills the governor signed this week -- one of them is the beneficial impact fees legislation. Get in on a pair of webinars the League is giving on two recent hot-topic bills the General Assembly passed. Check out our latest podcast episode. And see who filed for municipal office before Friday's deadline. That and more in this week's LINC'ed IN.

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Posted on July 21, 2017 by Government Affairs Team

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