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June 29, 2016, No comments

Republican Sen. Tom Apodaca behind several legislative initiatives for region that don’t go down well with Democratic opponents. Referendum, legal challenges still possible over Asheville districts bill.

Budget co-chair Sen. Tom Apodaca, R-Henderson, answers questions on the Senate budget proposal in May. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

Senate budget tackles WCU tuition, other WNC issues

June 2, 2016, Comments Off on Senate budget tackles WCU tuition, other WNC issues

Senate budget differs from version passed by the House. Senate would cut cost to attend college, bring more doctors to WNC, add funding for DuPont For ...

(From top left) Former McDowell County Representative Mitch Gillespie, who is an adviser to House Speaker Tim Moore, confers with budget co-chair Rep. Chuck McGrady and Rep. Roger West (seated with cigar), at a House Appropriations meeting this week. Kirk Ross/Carolina Public Press

House budget plan includes pay raises, tax breaks

May 20, 2016, Comments Off on House budget plan includes pay raises, tax breaks

DuPont Forest and conservation funds also see increases