Your source for Government Affairs Insight from NC REALTORS®

For this week’s edition, we are going to give you multiple quick hits on important issues and projects happening at NC REALTORS® and across the state. There is a lot to cover so many of the articles will include links for further reading.

Politics (and cat videos)

Following their session earlier this month to address Hurricane Florence recovery, legislators returned Monday to provide further funding to support relief and rebuilding efforts in affected areas. Based on current damage estimates and needs coordinated by the Governor’s office, they unanimously approved an $850 million spending plan. The plan includes $450 million in immediate relief and federal matching monies, as well as $400 million which will be allocated over the coming months to address specific needs.

Legislators did discuss the potential need for a third relief package which may be considered during their post-election session in November.


FLORENCE RESPONSE INTEL

  • Florence is estimated to have caused $13 billion in damage across North Carolina. By comparison, Hurricane Matthew in 2016 caused roughly $5 billion in damage.
  • Agriculture alone represents upwards of $1.1 billion in damage to crops, livestock, and farms.
  • NC REALTORS® continues to update our Hurricane Florence resource page as more programs come online.
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A CAT VIDEO

Just in time for Halloween, check out cats on parade…in costume!


 

NC REALTORS® talk health insurance

Join us on Monday (October 22) either in person or virtually for an in-depth discussion on one of the most pressing issues of the day: health insurance. Hear from NAR experts and NC REALTORS® lobbyists on the progress being made related to association health plans and what needs to be done to make them a reality for independent contractors like you.

JOIN US
Monday, October 22, 2018
11:30 AM until 1:00 PM

IN PERSON
Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®
111 Realtors Way
Cary, NC 27513
**Doors open at 11:00 AM. Bring your lunch and join us. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

ONLINE
Join the NC REALTORS® Talk Health Insurance closed group on Facebook.

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#NCREALTORSvote2018

Early voting kicked off on Wednesday and runs until November 3 so now is the time to make sure the REALTOR® voice is heard at the polls! Check out the NC REALTORS® Voting Guide for complete information about which candidates who received NC REALTORS® PAC support, as well as how you can find out what will appear on your ballot and what early voting sites are open in your area.

#SHOWUSYOURSTICKER

We know that everyone loves posting pictures with their “I voted sticker” to show their friends that they cast their ballot. We do too! To show everyone that #REALTORSVote, include the hashtag #NCREALTORSVote with your picture. We will be grabbing as many as we can over the next 3 weeks and will post them on various NC REALTORS® social media accounts.


 
NC Property Rights Fund Minute

The NC REALTORS® PAC Trustees are now accepting applications from interested persons that wish to serve on the NC Property Rights Fund, INC. as an at-large director for a two-year term. It has been the practice of the NC REALTORS® PAC Trustees to select nominees based on "political acumen," meaning the person shall be defined as having substantial and varied political experience in the form of prior service within the REALTOR® organization as an NC REALTORS® PAC Trustee, a Federal Political Coordinator, Legislative Committee member or Statewide Leadership. Additional qualifications can include demonstrated support of NC REALTORS® PAC as a significant contributor, involvement and/or service on a political campaign as either a candidate or a volunteer, or service on a government board or commission. Please click here to apply by November 30.
 

LINKS TO MORE RESOURCES
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