The December 10, 2020 Commissioner Frank Williams Leadership Forum featured a legislative preview with panelists Tom Fetzer, former Mayor of Raleigh and principal of Fetzer Strategic Partners, Amber Harris, Director of Government Relations for the N.C. Association of County Commissioners (NCACC), and Gregg Thompson, N.C. State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

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Brunswick County’s Commissioners joined county commissioners from across North Carolina in Raleigh last month to set the NCACC’s legislative agenda for the 2017-18 Legislative Biennium. “Actions taken by the legislature and state agencies can have a profound impact on the ability of county governments to do our jobs and serve our constituents, and the NCACC…

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With a final vote early this morning, the N.C. General Assembly approved a state budget for the 2015-17 biennium that achieves several NCACC goals and has little negative effect on county government. Governor Pat McCrory has signed the legislation. The budget contains a tax plan to help struggling areas of the state by expanding the…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. — Two items of pending North Carolina legislation have the potential to cause negative financial impacts to Brunswick County and its municipalities.   One bill, introduced in the House, would exempt builders from paying property taxes on some inventory for several years, with no later repayment. The other, a proposal to distribute sales…

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The following legislative update was distributed by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners on June 26, 2015: Senate finance package continues to generate debate The Senate’s finance proposal – consisting of sales tax redistribution, other tax changes and economic development modifications – continues to generate much analysis and debate at the legislature and among stakeholders…

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Distributed by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners – June 19, 2015 The N.C. Senate passed its budget for the 2015-2017 fiscal biennium on June 18. This version of the state’s budget spends less than the House, putting more funds in reserve accounts. It also includes extensive policy modifications such as Medicaid Reform and tax…

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From the N.C. Association of County Commissioners: Senate passes budget, sets stage for negotiations with House The Senate passed its budget plan Thursday, setting the stage for a protracted negotiation process with the House. Drastic differences between the two versions, particularly sweeping policy shifts the Senate included such as tax changes and Medicaid reform, likely…

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The item below was just distributed by the N.C. Association of County Commissioners.  I sent a note to several members of the House about this issue; my note is included at the bottom of this post. From the NCACC: The House Finance Committee yesterday passed H168 Exempt Builders’ Inventory, and it is scheduled to be…

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From the N.C. Association of County Commissioners — June 12, 2015 — The Senate Rules Committee turned H836 (Elections Modifications), a House regulatory reform bill, into elections changes (while another committee simultaneously turned a different House bill into the regulatory reform replacement). The revised legislation gives county boards of elections the option to submit lists of…

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From the N.C. Association of County Commissioners — June 12, 2015 — After several days of waiting, the N.C. Senate rolled out its latest plan to redistribute county-adopted sales tax revenues on Wednesday. The Senate plan was only presented in the Commerce Committee and is rumored to be included in the Senate budget that will be…

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