Carolina politicians in Raleigh like to say they’re pro-jobs and
But what happens when
lawmakers are forced to pick sides between new, small businesses growing jobs
and big legacy businesses trying to hold on to the market share they’ve got? Would it help you to know that the big legacy companies give hundreds of thousands
of dollars in campaign contributions and the new small businesses are not yet
There’s just such a battle
brewing in North Carolina
over beer – and who gets to distribute and market it. It pits a growing number
of small craft brewers against big distributors. And the big distributors who
are among the largest campaign contributors have state lawmakers on their side.
During this debate, Thom Tillis was serving as speaker of the House,
determining whatDOESandDOES NOTget a hearing in committee and on the
floor. While all of this was going on in Raleigh, cash from adult beverage
distributors was piling up in the speaker’s US Senate campaign treasury.