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House Finance Chairman resigns, blames intimidation from Speaker Tillis

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Finance Committee Chairman Rep. Robert Brawley resigned the seat, and blames House Speaker Thom Tillis Finance Committee Chairman Rep. Robert Brawley resigned the seat, and blames House Speaker Thom Tillis

 

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A chairman of the state House Finance Committee says he's stepping down over displeasure with decisions of the Republican-led legislature and mistreatment from Speaker Thom Tillis.

Rep. Robert Brawley of Mooresville issued a resignation letter Wednesday on the House floor.

Brawley claimed Tillis intimidated him over a bill broadening the service area of local cable provider MI Connections because Tillis has a business relationship with Time Warner Cable. Tillis' spokesman said he isn't aware of any relationship.

He also called a 2012 bill giving bail bond agents one choice for training a "monopoly" for bondsmen, including Republican Rep. Justin Burr of Albemarle.

Brawley said he was asked to resign by Tillis over negative comments on a bill authorizing toll roads in the state. Tillis' spokesman says the decision was mutual.

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