Representative Susi Hamilton http://whqr.org en Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension http://whqr.org/post/wilmington-area-officials-hold-raleigh-news-conference-support-film-incentive-extension <p>As state legislators continue to hammer out the budget, citizens of all political persuasions are awaiting word on the fate of this region’s bustling film business. And that’s why this morning, a contingent of officials and residents from the Wilmington area gathered in Raleigh’s legislative building to plead with lawmakers to extend the current film incentive tax credits—instead of switching to a grant program, which they say would eliminate jobs. But rather than demonstrating film’s bona fides within the Cape Fear region, local lawmakers focused on its statewide benefits.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:28:14 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 57106 at http://whqr.org Wilmington-Area Officials Hold Raleigh News Conference to Support Film Incentive Extension Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh http://whqr.org/post/film-incentive-supporters-focus-lobbying-efforts-film-day-raleigh <p></p><p>Film incentives are the ticket to keeping more than four-thousand full-time jobs in the state.&nbsp; That was a central theme Wednesday morning in Raleigh during a press conference where state and city leaders, film industry workers, and industry supporters gathered to celebrate Film Day at the General Assembly.&nbsp; Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:17:28 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 56012 at http://whqr.org Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh Fracking Bill Passes 2nd House Reading http://whqr.org/post/fracking-bill-passes-2nd-house-reading <p></p><p>A bill that would allow hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is racing through Chambers during this short session of the General Assembly.&nbsp; Wed, 28 May 2014 20:08:27 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 55650 at http://whqr.org Fracking Bill Passes 2nd House Reading Film in Wilmington Part III: Cucalorus Film Festival History and Future Intertwined with Industry http://whqr.org/post/film-wilmington-part-iii-cucalorus-film-festival-history-and-future-intertwined-industry <p></p><p><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:150%">The question of whether competitive film incentives continue in North Carolina will be answered by the end of the current short session of the General Assembly.<span>&nbsp; </span></span> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:24:07 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 55597 at http://whqr.org Film in Wilmington Part III: Cucalorus Film Festival History and Future Intertwined with Industry Film in Wilmington Part II: Industry Insiders Expect Competitive Incentives to Continue http://whqr.org/post/film-wilmington-part-ii-industry-insiders-expect-competitive-incentives-continue <p></p><p>North Carolina lawmakers are haggling over how – and whether -- to preserve a now-controversial tax credit for the film industry.&nbsp; Wed, 21 May 2014 02:25:37 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 55245 at http://whqr.org Film in Wilmington Part II: Industry Insiders Expect Competitive Incentives to Continue Local Legislators Support Higher Teacher Pay http://whqr.org/post/local-legislators-support-higher-teacher-pay <p>North Carolina’s public schoolteachers have a new advocate. The group <a href="http://www.aimhighernc.com/">Aim Higher N.C.</a> formed last year around a single objective: Raising educators’ salaries to match the national average. On Monday, affiliated teachers and parents gathered for a rally at Wilmington’s downtown library. And the mission has already gained local legislative support.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:06:34 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 49988 at http://whqr.org Local Legislators Support Higher Teacher Pay UPDATE: Rep. Susi Hamilton declines job as Town Manager of Carolina Beach http://whqr.org/post/update-rep-susi-hamilton-declines-job-town-manager-carolina-beach <p></p><p></p><p>North Carolina Representative Susi Hamilton, a Democrat from New Hanover County, is now stepping away from her recently-accepted position as Carolina Beach’s Town Manager.&nbsp;</p><p>A newly-uncovered state statute means Hamilton cannot hold both her seat in the General Assembly and the full-time job as Carolina Beach Town Manager.&nbsp; Hamilton says she acted on good faith accepting the position – fully expecting to serve both the municipality and District 18.&nbsp; But what Hamilton calls an “obscure” state law requires her to resign from her seat in the state House if she serves as town manager in a municipality with more than 3-thousand people.</p><p>Hamilton says this new information changes her decision.&nbsp;&nbsp; And because of the November election,&nbsp; there’s a great deal more that she says she expects to do on behalf of her constituency – which is made up of parts of New Hanover and Brunswick Counties.&nbsp; Battles involving women, minorities, children, the elderly, the disadvantaged, and teachers are fights that Hamilton says she will continue to fight.&nbsp;</p><p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p><p style="line-height:200%"><span style="font-size:14pt;line-height:200%;font-family:Verdana">North Carolina Representative Susi Hamilton, a Democrat from New Hanover County, has accepted a new, full-time position.<span>&nbsp; </span></span></p><p style="line-height:200%"> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:47:17 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 40287 at http://whqr.org UPDATE: Rep. Susi Hamilton declines job as Town Manager of Carolina Beach Business Brief: State Rep. Susi Hamilton prepares to make case for film incentives http://whqr.org/post/business-brief-state-rep-susi-hamilton-prepares-make-case-film-incentives <p>North Carolina’s tax code is nearly a century old and state lawmakers are looking hard at options to bring the system up-to-date without triggering unintended and potentially negative consequences.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 09:26:20 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 31514 at http://whqr.org Business Brief: State Rep. Susi Hamilton prepares to make case for film incentives State tax reform has bi-partisan support; legislators could explore consumption-based plan http://whqr.org/post/state-tax-reform-has-bi-partisan-support-legislators-could-explore-consumption-based-plan <p></p><p>Tax modernization:&nbsp; it’s close to the top of the agenda for legislators when the General Assembly reconvenes in Raleigh at the end of January.&nbsp; Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:49:23 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 29753 at http://whqr.org State tax reform has bi-partisan support; legislators could explore consumption-based plan Local officials join state leaders to represent New Hanover County interests in Raleigh http://whqr.org/post/local-officials-join-state-leaders-represent-new-hanover-county-interests-raleigh <p></p><p>On Thursday, local leaders from beach towns, the City of Wilmington, UNCW and Cape Fear Community College joined New Hanover County Commissioners and newly-elected state leaders for the first meeting of the local officials’ caucus.&nbsp; Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:46:10 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 29621 at http://whqr.org Local officials join state leaders to represent New Hanover County interests in Raleigh