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Happy Summer and welcome to the post-session REALTOR Advocate! With the General Assembly (mostly) on recess until later in the year, we wanted to keep this important advocacy tool active to take some deep dives on key priorities and lay groundwork for future successes. You will see some of your favorite sections (Politics and Cat Videos), as well as a couple of new ones.

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Politics (and cat videos)

When we last left you, the General Assembly had adjourned the short session. Their adjournment lasted until last week, when both chambers returned to address concerns about how constitutional amendments would appear on the November ballot…


LEGISLATIVE INTEL



SHORT SESSION WRAP-UP

Over the next few editions, we will take time to look back on this year’s legislative short session. Later in the year, we will also do a complete wrap-up of the 2017-2018 legislative biennium.

First up this week is a discussion of the six constitutional amendments which were proposed this session and will appear on the November ballot. These proposed amendments address the following issues:

  1. Require photo identification to vote
  2. Cap the state income tax rate at 7 percent
  3. Provide rights for victims of crimes
  4. Create a bipartisan elections board and provide clarity to appointment powers
  5. Protect the right to hunt and fish
  6. Create a merit-based selection system for judicial vacancies
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A CAT VIDEO

The next summer blockbuster…Paw Warz


 

ADVOCACY ANALYSIS

On June 18, NAR launched a Call for Action asking members to engage with their Congressional delegation in support of reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). By the time that it closed on July 31, 4,099 NC REALTORS had taken action and the NFIP had been extended until November. Let’s take a closer look at the issue and how our associations performed on this important advocacy engagement.

 
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