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Lobbyists from Raleigh speak to City Council about important issues facing North Carolina

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Lobbyists from Raleigh spoke to Wilmington City Council at the council's agenda brief on Monday.

The lobbyist's spoke to council about the previous legislative session and talked about what the local lawmakers could expect in 2014.

Among other topics, the lobbyists addressed the outlook of tax reform in North Carolina and discussed transportation initiatives too.

They said that one of the most important issues facing the state concerns film incentives.

"We're working to try and educate legislators, continue to educate them about the importance of that film credit both here in Wilmington and New Hanover County, but also across North Carolina- the jobs and economic development that it brings to the state," said Harry Kaplan of McGuireWoods Consulting firm in Raleigh.

The state film incentive legislation is currently set to sunset at the end of next year.  Thom Tillis,  Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, has already said he supports keeping the incentives in the state.

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