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The 2021 legislative session delivered historic investment to rural North Carolina with over 185 bills signed into  law and a combined $52 billion appropriated in the 2021-2023 FYS budget. Our 2021 State Legislative Recap provides a comprehensive analysis of the budget items and legislation moved this session related to each of the five Rural Counts Advocacy Priorities and the NC Rural Center’s NC’s New Small Business Plan. Follow us on Twitter at @RuralCounts and visit our live Legislative Tracker for policy updates related to rural North Carolina. 

For more information, please contact: Brandy Bynum Dawson, Senior Director of Policy or Advocacy at Torie Keeton, Policy and Government Affairs Manager at