Raleigh, N.C. — As lawmakers prepare to return to session next week, one of their previous pieces of legislation came under scrutiny this week.
The state Court of Appeals heard arguments in a lawsuit over a 2013 budget provision designed to strip veteran teachers of their tenure rights by 2018. A Superior Court judge last year determined the law was unconstitutional, and the appellate judges sounded skeptical about its legality.
Gov. Pat McCrory also hinted at a new jobs development initiative while at the opening of the office for the state's new nonprofit business recruitment effort. He has repeatedly pushed for more incentives for businesses to locate or expand in North Carolina.
One such business could be Volvo, which is reportedly looking at building a plant in the southeast U.S. Meanwhile, film productions are packing up and leaving the state because lawmakers refused to extend a tax break for such productions when it expired last month.