Tillis fields questions, challenges
SALISBURY — About 140 people attended a town hall meeting with N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis today in Salisbury.
The representative took questions and comments from constituents during a legislative town hall meeting at Cooper’s, located at 122 E. Fisher St.
A few speakers thanked Tillis for the work he and the Republican majority have done this session in the General Assembly, including balancing the budget without a sales tax increase and lowering regulations on businesses.
Others questioned the GOP’s priorities regarding education funding, a voter identification bill and a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Tillis also talked about a bill that would open up new sources of alternate energy for the state.
Today’s meeting was one of several Tillis is holding across the state, and his communications director said it was the second largest of the eight he’s held so far.
Read more about local residents’ questions and the speaker’s answers in Wednesday’s Post.