POLITICS


6/23/2014 6:27pm

Changes to incentives worry NC ?lmmakers

North Carolina was where UNC senior Erin Sands could see herself starting her filmmaking career.It’s diverse, with both the Carolina coast and the Blue Ridge Mountains bordering it – but talks in the state legislature of cutting the 25 percent tax rebate on film projects is leaving Sands in limbo."If there aren't that many jobs here anymore, that might really affect me," she said.


6/23/2014 6:15pm

Science teacher Raymond Thomas chats with his coworkers in the library of Carrboro High School.

Low pay harms K-12 teacher recruitment and retention

In 2000 an engineer left an annual salary of $70,000 to teach and nurture students’ passion for science.“Fourteen years later, my pay is still not back up to where I was when I left the (research) industry,” said Raymond Thomas, now a Carrboro High School science teacher.


6/9/2014 11:20am

Tax returns will not help hospitals

In a time of rising health care costs and lack of Medicaid expansion, new N.C. tax laws will stop state agencies from collecting patients’ tax returns in exchange for medical debts.