Jan 26 2015

Charlotte Observer

Tillis is taking on the controversial subject as one of his first legislative pushes as a new senator. In his first floor speech, on Thursday, Tillis said he wanted to fulfill a campaign promise to find opportunities for economic growth. The proposal, he said, would create jobs for North Carolina residents and put the country on a better track to energy independence.

“When utility bills and gas prices increase, hard-working Americans face hardship and struggle to make ends meet,” Tillis said from the Senate floor. “We need to make that easier and lift the burden on those hard-working taxpayers.”

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