Lawmakers are wanted back in Raleigh

Sep. 04, 2014 @ 11:25 PM

RALEIGH — The group representing hundreds of North Carolina towns and cities wants Gov. Pat McCrory to recall legislators to Raleigh to beef up economic incentives and revive expiring film production and historic preservation tax credits.

North Carolina League of Municipalities Executive Director Paul Meyer wrote the governor Thursday asking for a special General Assembly session. The legislature officially adjourned two weeks ago.

Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker already has backed the special session idea. She says the state will run out of funding for popular job-creation grants this fall. Decker also seeks a fund to help attract big companies to rural areas. Neither item passed before adjournment.

Meyer says the state can't afford to sit on the recruitment sidelines as the country's economy improves.

The governor hasn't indicated what he'll do.