Hendersonville Republican Tom Apodaca, chairman of the state Senate’s powerful Rules and Operations Committee, touted the General Assembly’s flood of new legislation in a meeting last week with the Asheville-based Council of Independent Business Owners. ...Read the full article
During the 30-minute talk and Q&A, Apodaca praised many of the state GOP’s major recent initiatives, including tax cuts, a balanced state budget, regulatory reductions and changes to education policies and voting laws. ...
“Those are the things we don’t hear about, the little things we do that mean so much to the state as a whole,” he said. “I think our future is very, very bright. I’m not one of these naysayers.”