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NC adjournment approved, 2-year session ends

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Submitted: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:12am
Updated: Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:17am

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s legislature has gone home for good after wrapping up their two-year session.

The Senate completed work Wednesday evening by approving a compromise with the House on cleaning up coal ash ponds and a bill on unemployment insurance records and adjourned. The House finished Wednesday afternoon. That means lawmakers won’t come back unless there’s a veto or special session until the next edition of the General Assembly in January.

This year’s work period began May 14 and ended seven weeks later than predictions by legislative leaders as negotiations on the budget, coal ash and economic incentives lingered.

House Speaker Thom Tillis suggested it’s possible Gov. Pat McCrory could call lawmakers back to consider other economic incentives the governor wants approved. Sen. Tom Apodaca says he prefers not to return.

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  • Guestman. says:

    We’re lucky they adjourned before they did any more harm to our state.
    They have turned us into the most regressive state in the USA.
    They should be ashamed.

  • Guest2020 says:

    “House Speaker Thom Tillis suggested it’s possible Gov. Pat McCrory could call lawmakers back to consider other economic incentives the governor wants approved.”

  • Concerned says:

    Well I guess that just about does it for the film incentives in NC. Too bad, but like I’ve said before, you should have seen this one coming a long time ago. You can’t blame legislators, though. The real enemy is the guy working right next to you on Sleepy Hollow, or Longest Ride, or Under Dome, that voted Republican. YOU know who you are. You have a rigging gaffer, a construction coordinator a upm just to name a few. Unfortunately these people will suffer as well for their poor judgement in voting for Mccrory and his buddies. Good luck trying to break in in Louisiana or Georgia. As I said before these markets are all crewed up. The real winners in this whole mess are the people that had the foresight and good sense to get out years ago when Mccrory took office and pledged to kill off the industry with his elimination of the incentive package. Good luck.

  • Vog46 says:

    There are labor shortages in the Georgia film industry right now but you are correct it is still tough to “get in” there.
    The blame rest squarely on the industry itself. They grossly inflated their numbers with such phrases as job opportunities. Every study they believed in has been proven wrong by an overwhelming body of evidence to the contrary.
    The studio is built on land sold to them for $1 – and it used to be a landfill at one time. They have enjoyed tax breaks on the land. They pay no corporate taxes and get 25% of their operating budget refunded to them. There is NO OTHER industry in NC that gets this level of tax breaks – NONE.
    And oddly enough, the biggest selling points they have – which are these are clean jobs, we have beautiful, and we have experienced crews – was lost in the cacophony of “Georgia does it so should we”.
    How naive and ineffective can they get?
    Johnny Griffith is a waste of dollars.
    They need to regroup.
    A Democratic Legislature will re-instate these wasteful dollars – of that I have no doubt. The question is will it be too late?


  • 10101 says:

    When McCrory took office he “pledged” to “kill off the industry”? Even you have to know how twisted and incorrect that is. In an industry that makes it’s living selling products contrived out of fantasy, it comes as no surprise to many of us that truth and reality have very little relevance.

  • guestpopeArt says:

    HAHAHA! Y’all voted in my pals and now you have to live with them! Fracking will be the new industry from the mountains to the beaches! See ya, moooooooovie bums!

    (here’s a tip–invest in bottled water and Georgia real estate!)

  • SurfCityTom says:

    prior to departing Raleigh until next year.

  • SurfCityTom says:

    right you are on all but 1 point.

    Unless the Democrats have a sufficient majority, they would be unable to override a veto.

    With all of the issues facing the state, film incentives are far, far down the list.

  • Guestonepercent says:

    We don’t want people to have good-paying jobs in North Carolina! We want ‘em tracking, flipping burgers and working at Walmart!

    MORE FOR THE 1% and we’ll still get tax breaks because we’re the JOB creators….hahahahhahahha! Keep drinking the TEA!

  • Vog46 says:

    If the Dems gain control and the level of GOP support remains the same then they should have the votes to over ride a veto, if one were to be issued. I highly doubt that McCrory would veto it if it clearly passed the Legislature.
    Now this of course brings back a question. IN another story about that woman who went to Raleigh to have a private one on one with the Governor about film incentives, one poster here (Robbie Beck) alluded to the fact that they had met before and he was anxious to see if the Governor would “stand by his word” from that previous private meeting. I, of course called him on it, several times, and got no response as to what the Governor’s “private stance” on filming was and got no response. So it was either a lie, or fantasy – which is what this industry promotes anyway. Kinda like their rally – crowds in the hundreds according to all news media, yet film supporters turned that into thousands.

    I would think that if the film supporters had some inside info that McCrory was FOR film incentives they would have been squawking about it………


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