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NC college students lobby for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:45pm.

Some college students participated in a mock graduation at the General Assembly, asking North Carolina lawmakers to extend in-state tuition rates to students who are not in the country legally.

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THIS JUST IN: NC House passes amendment that keeps film rolling for now
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 6:42pm.

videoIt wasn't exactly what State Rep. Ted Davis (R-19th District) wanted. But, film supporters said it's better than nothing. Thursday night, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed, 90 to 26, Davis' amendment that would trade film tax credits for a grant program.

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NC film industry in doubt after committee kills incentive changes
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:16pm.

video Could this be the beginning of the end for North Carolina's film industry? Rep. Ted Davis (R-19th District) proposed three changes to a budget bill hoping to extend the state's film tax credit program. He thought he had the green light for it this morning, but that's not what happened.

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Senate committee ok's NC charter school changes
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:37pm.

Charter schools in North Carolina may soon be subject to the state's open records and meetings law. A Senate education committee approved new changes to charter schools Wednesday that would make school and employee personnel records subject to public records law like employees of traditional public schools.

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NC House seeks average 5 percent teacher raises
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:25am.

North Carolina public school teachers would get average 5 percent raises without having to give up any job protections in the budget proposal House Republicans have written.

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Film supporters take fight to Raleigh
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:22pm.

videoPeople in the Port City who rely on the film industry to survive took their fight to extend film incentives to Raleigh today. Film incentive advocates tried to educate state lawmakers on what the incentives mean and how they positively impact the state, but some people were not as enthusiastic about the future of film incentives in North Carolina.

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Environmental groups want NC coal ash moved
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:31pm.

A coalition of environmental groups and people who live near Duke Energy power plants are pressing North Carolina lawmakers to require the company to move all of its leaky coal ash dumps away from rivers, lakes and homes.

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McCrory administration official alleges bullying
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:14pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory's administration and a key House leader are fighting over a three-member commission that serves as the final benefits arbiter within North Carolina's unemployment insurance office.

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Goolsby pushing Wilmington request to crack down on illegal guns
Submitted by Chris Brown on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:24pm.

videoState lawmakers are trying to crack down on criminals who carry illegally concealed weapons. One state senator says the changes are thanks in part to suggestions from our area. The idea is to make criminals think twice before carrying concealed weapons illegally.

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NC Senate Republicans defend budget choices
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:11pm.

North Carolina Senate Republicans are defending cuts proposed in their state government budget proposal to pay for teacher raises and for changes to Medicaid that reject Gov. Pat McCrory's reform plan.

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