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New School Construction Lease Authority

July 9, 2018

The 2018 legislative session brought about several significant changes to public school funding, including school capital projects funded with lottery proceeds.  Section 5.3(e2) of the 2018 Appropriations Act (S.L. 2018-5) authorizes counties (not local school boards) that receive Needs-Based Public … Read more

Sunday Brunch Ordinances – Cheers!

July 8, 2017

In the waning days of the 2017 legislative session, the General Assembly passed an omnibus bill affecting a number of state laws regulating alcoholic beverages (SL 2017-87 (S155)).  Section 4 of the bill – commonly known as the “Brunch Bill” … Read more

2016 Disaster Recovery Relief – Special Session Legislative Update

December 15, 2016

During this week’s special legislative session called by gubernatorial proclamation, the General Assembly enacted legislation appropriating funds and authorizing programs to provide disaster relief to individuals, businesses, and local governments impacted by natural disasters that have stuck North Carolina this … Read more

Local State of Emergency Declarations – Some FAQs

October 5, 2016

Hurricane Matthew is bearing down on North Carolina’s coast.  State and local officials are preparing for significant impacts.  The Governor has issued a state of emergency declaration for much of central and eastern North Carolina.  Local officials wonder whether they … Read more

Iran Divestment Act – Be Careful Who You Contract With!

March 2, 2016

UPDATE:  For those who have been searching the new versions of the statutes and can’t find the Iran Divestment Act based on the statute citations in the legislation, the Revisor of Statutes recodified the IDA.  The new citation is Article … Read more