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Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to "reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and competitive" in the film industry. Full story...
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NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

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State House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina. Full story...
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Budget plan would give teachers raises, cap film incentive

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videoA budget plan unveiled by Republican leaders in Raleigh today would mean more money to teachers and less money for Hollywood. Full story...
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Top NC Senate GOP leaders introduce coal ash bill

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Two top Republicans in the North Carolina Senate have introduced a bill to curb the threat of pollution from coal ash dumps, three months after a massive spill at a Duke Energy plant coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge. Full story...
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Berger won't join crowded US Senate primary in NC

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North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger will not run for the U.S. Senate next year, saying it's not the right time to take on a statewide campaign. Full story...
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McCrory, NC Senate leader on TV ads to push agenda

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North Carolina Republicans and their allies are pushing back against critics this summer by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on television ads and other media trying to promote their policies. Full story...
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NC lawmakers, McCrory to make tax announcement

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Leaders in the General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory are going to make a statement about the tax negotiations that have been going on for several weeks. Full story...
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NC gun-rights group runs radio ads critical of UNC

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A gun-rights advocacy group is running radio commercials criticizing University of North Carolina system leaders for opposing a bill that would allow students and staff to bring a concealed pistol on campus. Full story...
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NC Baptist chief Harris looking at US Senate bid

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The pastor of a large Charlotte church who is also president of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention says he's prayerfully considering a 2014 bid for the US Senate seat held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Full story...
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House Republican to discuss voter ID plans

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North Carolina House Republicans want to talk about how they'll go about creating legislation that would require citizens to show photo identification before voting in person. Full story...
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Richardson meets with NC Senate leader on stadium

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Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has met with the Republican leaders of the North Carolina Senate to talk about improvements for the team's stadium in Charlotte. Full story...
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NC Senate leader wants lower income tax rates

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video North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger says he thinks an overhaul of the state tax system will happen this year and he will try to make income tax rates as low as possible - maybe even zero. Full story...
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NC lawmakers greeted by another newcomer: McCrory

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The leadership for the new North Carolina General Assembly session is now set. Full story...
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NC judge voids teacher paycheck law targeting NCAE

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A North Carolina judge says Republican-backed legislation aimed at cutting off the revenue stream of a Democrat-friendly teachers association violates the constitution and can't be enforced. Full story...
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Rabon to co-chair powerful state senate committee

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video Sen. Bill Rabon has been selected to co-chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Rabon, a Republican from Brunswick County, will share the role with fellow Republican Sen. Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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