(Mountain Xpress) Last Wednesday, an amendment sponsored by Rep. Tim Moffitt (R-Buncombe) passed the North Carolina House as a part of Senate Bill 229. The bill subsequently passed the full House on Monday night. The Moffitt amendment ensures that funds received by the state from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) lawsuit will be given only to 16 Western North Carolina counties that are served by the TVA or are in the Tennessee River watershed.
“Any funds received from a settlement in the TVA lawsuit should directly benefit the counties served by the TVA,” Moffitt said. “My amendment ensures that Western NC counties will have exclusive access to the TVA settlement funds.”
Read the rest HERE!