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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: With the coming adjournment of the General Assembly’s short session, the REALTOR® Advocate will take a brief summer break. We have appreciated all of the support for this new platform and look forward to returning in a couple of weeks with new tools to help you engage in important advocacy efforts.

Have you taken action? #NARCallforAction


Without the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), thousands of North Carolinians would be in significant risk the next time a hurricane or major weather event hits our state. While the private insurance market can provide an option for some, rates in many areas far exceed what is affordable for those residents. That is why the protections of the NFIP are so important!

More than 2,000 NC REALTORS® have taken the NAR Call for Action and told Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program before it expires on July 31. Have you?

TAKE ACTION TODAY AND PROTECT THIS VALUABLE PROGRAM

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Politics (and cat videos)

With the legislature wrapping up this week, we have decided to make the content a little bit shorter, but still give you a special cat video at the end.


LEGISLATIVE INTEL

  • The bulk of the legislature’s work this week has been focused on constitutional amendments and veto overrides.
  • For the 2017-2018 session, Governor Cooper has vetoed a total of 23 bills, with 10 of those coming in 2018.
  • The proposed adjournment resolution has the legislature returning following the November elections on November 27. The resolution places no restrictions on the legislation which can be presented, so there is an opportunity for many bills to receive additional discussion then. Stay tuned!



INSIDE BASEBALL—GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Veto override: The procedural action by which the General Assembly rejects the veto of a piece of legislation by the Governor, leading to the legislation’s passage. A vote to override a Governor’s must be approved by three-fifths of the members present and voting in each chamber in order to pass (for a full chamber that is 72 in the House and 30 in the Senate).
 

STATUS UPDATES

In the coming weeks, we will release a complete wrap-up of the 2017-2018 legislative session. This will appear in Monday’s REALTOR® Rundown, as well as in future editions of the REALTOR® Advocate.


A CAT VIDEO

Since we started with a cat video, we thought we would end this series with a special one.


 

NC REALTORS® PAC Minute


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NC REALTORS® PAC wants you to “Keep Calm and Summer On” knowing that we are all working hard to protect you from legislation that could harm your business. To celebrate summer and our NC REALTORS® PAC investors, we are giving away a summer prize package complete with a YETI cooler and beach tote. Everything you need to relax this summer knowing that we have your back in Raleigh and Washington! Each $15 you invest in NC REALTORS® PAC before June 30th will get you an entry into the “Keep Calm and Summer On” raffle. The winner will be announced Thursday, July 5th.
 

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