Topics: Thom Tillis

Thom Tillis, former Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was elected to the U.S. Senate after defeating democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in the November 2014 midterm elections. Tillis had a career as a successful businessman and led North Carolina in a tax reform effort.

Tillis op-ed promotes NC tax reform as a model for federal action

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As Congress works to overhaul the United States tax system, one local leader hopes to use North Carolina as an example.


Republicans and Democrats come together to sponsor new medical marijuana bill

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 U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, along with four other Republican and Democratic senators, co-sponsored the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017.  


Sen. Thom Tillis calls for bipartisan cooperation in U.S. Congress

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Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., called for Republicans to reach across the aisle to work toward meaningful solutions rather than mistakenly assuming there was a conservative mandate, in an op-ed in The Charlotte Observer last week.


Tillis endorses Rubio as primary race heats up in NC

As the North Carolina primaries approach, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. has come out in support of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.


UNC student political groups organize in preparation for 2016 election

As the country prepares for the presidential primaries in 2016, political groups on campus are organizing in an effort to increase the amount of voters who reach the polls.

The results of the 2012 election showed low youth turnout because of disenchantment and increased obstacles to vote.


NC teachers to receive one-time $750 bonus

By Nick Niedzwiadek

Senior Writer

The state’s two-month overdue budget glacially neared completion Wednesday as the legislature reached an agreement on teacher pay.

Teachers across the state will receive a one-time $750 bonus this year as opposed to the House’s original plan to give all teachers a 2 percent raise, according to documents provided by Sen.


Burr, Tillis among republicans who sent controversial letter to Iranian leaders

U.S. Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis of North Carolina were among a coalition of 47 Republican senators to send a controversial letter to Iranian leaders in the midst of potential nuclear negotiations.


Offshore drilling might be reality in North Carolina

Five years after the British Petroleum Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, thoughts of offshore oil drilling are slipping back into the long-term plans of North Carolina’s members of Congress and the White House.


NC House Speaker to-be Tim Moore has contentious past

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Tim Moore is slated to become one of the most powerful politicians in North Carolina on Wednesday, assuming the role of speaker of the N.C. House. More than two decades ago, Moore stirred controversy as speaker of UNC’s Student Congress for attempting to defund the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association (CGLA).


NC Senate race an expensive affair

A barrage of political spending and a Republican surprise defined the 2014 U.S. Senate election in North Carolina.


Six candidates in race for NC House speaker

With the election of Thom Tillis to the U.S. Senate on Nov. 4, six Republican state lawmakers have entered the race to succeed him as N.C. Speaker of the House.


Post-election, Democrats reflect on loss

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At the close of an election season filled with attack advertisements and big-name endorsements — including one from former President Bill Clinton — Democrats in North Carolina and nationwide found themselves in the red.


Despite polls, Thom Tillis liked his chances

Thom Tillis assured North Carolina voters on Wednesday that he’s just as tired of the constant bombardment of political ads — more than $100 million worth of them — as they are.


Bill Clinton joins Hagan to rally NC voters

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Sen. Kay Hagan’s campaign again brought big-name politicians, including former president Bill Clinton, to energize the Democratic cause in a rally on Friday.


Bill Clinton returns to NC in final campaign push for Hagan

Former President Bill Clinton will be back in North Carolina today for the second time in a month to drum up the Democratic base in the election’s home stretch.


NC Board of Elections finds 1,425 non-citizen voters

The N.C. Board of Elections has flagged 1,425 registered voters in North Carolina who likely lack citizenship status.


Kay Hagan urges students to head to polls

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s appearance at Gerrard Hall on Thursday was greeted by more than 150 student supporters, reporters — and a man in a duck costume.


Latinos protest Kay Hagan's policy

After Sen. Kay Hagan recently spoke out against using executive action to stop deportations, immigrant groups are reaching out to inform voters of her stance on immigration.


Kay Hagan targeted for flip-flop on Ebola

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan issued a statement on Friday calling for a travel ban on West African countries affected by Ebola and a larger coordinated effort to deal with the ongoing outbreak — and the N.C. Republican Party is accusing her of flip-flopping on the issue.


DNC leader Debbie Schultz rallies students

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Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz stressed the importance of the young Democratic vote in North Carolina in a speech on UNC’s campus Monday.


UNC student launches website to forecast Senate elections

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North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race remains a virtual tossup between Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis — but UNC junior Noah Lieberman believes he has developed a way to predict the outcome.


NC senate candidates debate over student loans

As student loan debt skyrockets, support is growing nationwide for legislation that allows students to refinance loans to ease their financial burden.


Kay Hagan, Thom Tillis face alleged ethics violations

Supporters of Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis are embroiled in a mudslinging fight as the two contenders in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race fend off alleged ethics violations.


Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis to debate twice this week

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DURHAM — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis spent almost as much time criticizing President Barack Obama’s record as he did his opponent, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, during Tuesday’s televised debate


Hagan, Tillis spar on education

With less than five weeks until one of the closest U.S. Senate elections comes to a close, incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Speaker Thom Tillis have traded more than a few blows on education policy.