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Special Session Convenes To Discuss Jobs

Posted December 9, 2003 5:58 a.m. EST

— The General Assembly is meeting in a special session in Raleigh to consider economic incentives for two major projects.

Gov. Mike Easley is asking for up to $25 million to purchase and develop land in Durham for Merck Pharmaceuticals.

Easley also wants lawmakers to extend a tax credit for RJ Reynolds in Winston-Salem.