Thom Tillis speaks at GOP picnic, comments on film incentives

Published: Sep. 15, 2013 at 12:48 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 19, 2013 at 1:16 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - North Carolina State Representative and Speaker of the House, Thom Tillis spoke at a picnic for Republicans Saturday at Snow's Cut Park. Tillis is challenging Senator Kay Hagan, a Democrat, as she runs for re-election in the 2014 race.

Tillis weighed in on North Carolina's film incentive program which is set to expire at the end of next year.

"I believe the film industry is critical to Wilmington, it's critical in Charlotte, it's growing in Asheville.  We've got to figure out a way to make sure that North Carolina's competitive.  I think there's a way to continue to move forward with tax reform but make absolutely certain that North Carolina is the go-to place for the film industry for productions and all the other good jobs that come with it," said Tillis.

Tillis said he believes lawmakers will vote to extend the program when the legislature heads back for the short session next year.

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