Representative Rick Catlin http://whqr.org en Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue http://whqr.org/post/catlin-challenger-jordan-identifies-film-signature-issue <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Betsy Jordan, who is Rick Catlin’s Democratic opponent for the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already identified her signature issue: film. </span>WHQR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Isabelle Shepherd reports.</span></p><p>District 20’s Republican incumbent, Rick Catlin, has voted to convert the film tax rebate to a grant program. But his challenger, Betsy Jordan, says this isn’t enough to keep North Carolina competitive in the film industry.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:27:27 +0000 Isabelle Shepherd 58278 at http://whqr.org Catlin Challenger Jordan Identifies Film as Signature Issue State Senate passes terminal groin bill 28 to 5 http://whqr.org/post/state-senate-passes-terminal-groin-bill-28-5 <p></p><p>The Coastal Policy Reform Act of 2013 has now passed both Chambers of the General Assembly and is headed to the Governor’s desk.&nbsp; Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:45:05 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 40076 at http://whqr.org State Senate passes terminal groin bill 28 to 5 NC House to attempt another go at boards and commissions bill http://whqr.org/post/nc-house-attempt-another-go-boards-and-commissions-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tonight the <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/house/house.html" target="_blank">North Carolina House of Representatives</a> will vote again on <a href="http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2013&amp;BillID=S10&amp;submitButton=Go" target="_blank">Senate Bill 10</a>. The bill has made partisan waves and put House Republicans at odds with Senate Republicans. The bill eliminates several boards and commissions, and significantly cuts into term limits for current members. </span>B<span style="line-height: 1.5;">oard continuity is a major concern of both opponents and supporters.</span></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:39:42 +0000 Sara Wood 32545 at http://whqr.org NC House to attempt another go at boards and commissions bill Business Brief: Wilmington area leaders name "collaboration" as path to growth http://whqr.org/post/business-brief-wilmington-area-leaders-name-collaboration-path-growth <p></p><p>The Cape Fear Economic Development Council opened their first conference of the year with the phrase: my 2013 New Year’s resolution is…</p><p>Six panelists plucked from diverse positions in the community explored the need for and the pathways to economic growth in the Greater Wilmington Area.&nbsp;</p><p>And while they acknowledged the issues that keep them up at night, the words “collaboration” and “partnership” recurred as a common theme.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:38:27 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 30775 at http://whqr.org Business Brief: Wilmington area leaders name "collaboration" as path to growth 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