Legislative Goals

Adopted February 20, 2012

• Request federal/state legislatures stop passing unfunded mandated programs on to local governments.

• Return NC lottery revenues to school operating and capital improvement budgets. Return to original allotment structure and funding levels.

• Board of Elections

  • Allow for creation of larger voting districts.
  • Allow county to reduce number of operational voting precincts.
  • Continue to permit early and one stop voting programs.

• Require/permit state administrative offices to provide “sales tax” information when requested by counties/cities for their budgeting purposes.

• Allow local public health dept./alliance to create/collect fees for aurant inspections.

• Oppose collective bargaining programs for local government employees.

• Oppose shift of NCDOT (NC Dept. of Transportation) responsibilities to counties.

• Support state’s pilot project to benefit local farmers and lower income households.

• Support state assuming motor vehicle registration and tax collection processes.

• Maintain funding for Home and Community Care Block Grant services.

• Maintain funding for Senior Centers.

• Maintain funding for Title V – Seniors Community Services Employment Program.

• Maintain Medicaid funding at current levels.

• Maintain funding for the Recreation Trails Program (RTP) by supporting MAP-21.

• Maintain funding for the Park and Recreation Trust Fund.

• Receive state funding providing guardianship services as required under Chapter 35A of the NC General Statutes.