Bills addressing college costs, immigration, pay filed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers facing a self-imposed deadline have offered bills addressing penalties for “sanctuary cities,” the cost of college education, economic incentives and worker pay.

House and Senate members filed close to 120 pieces of legislation Tuesday, the cutoff for bills that would affect next year’s budget or that study commissions recommended.

Sen. Tom Apodaca filed legislation that would prevent in-state tuition at University of North Carolina campuses from rising for a student seeking a bachelor’s degree. He also wants tuition limited to $500 per semester for in-state students and $2,500 for out-of-state students at five UNC campuses.

Another bill by Sens. Norman Sanderson and Buck Newton would deny local governments money for public school capital or city street improvements if they don’t comply with federal and state immigration laws.

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