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Bill to end film incentives early narrowly defeated

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An amendment to a bill that would end film incentives one year earlier was narrowly defeated Tuesday. An amendment to a bill that would end film incentives one year earlier was narrowly defeated Tuesday.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - An amendment to a bill that would end film incentives one year earlier was narrowly defeated Tuesday.

According to Representative Ted Davis, an amendment was attached to a finance bill that would have ended the incentives on Jan. 1, 2014 instead of Jan. 1, 2015.

After some debate, the vote was tied 15-15 which means it failed.

Representative Davis says he had been gearing up for this fight at a later date, but now says he "really knows now who doesn't favor film incentives."

Davis says he is going to seek out those who are against the incentives and try to educate them on the issues.

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