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Sen. Goolsby reacts to recent negative headlines about NC lawmakers

State Senator Thom Goolsby talked about the national media attention for the first time Monday and said he's not paying attention to the naysayers. State Senator Thom Goolsby talked about the national media attention for the first time Monday and said he's not paying attention to the naysayers.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The legislative summer session in Raleigh may be over this week, but the atmosphere surrounding it is far from quiet.

Over the past few weeks, newspapers like the New York Times have printed articles on certain bills passed by lawmakers in North Carolina and questioned if legislation is hurting the state's brand.

State Senator Thom Goolsby talked about the national media attention for the first time Monday and said he's not paying attention to the naysayers.

Instead, Goolsby said he is focusing on articles and people who have realized how hard Republicans have worked to get the state out of debt.

He says the Wall Street Journal has published several positive articles on the tax plan Republicans have put forward.

According to Goolsby, North Carolina owed billions of dollars in unemployment insurance and in the state's healthcare and retirement plans when Republicans took control.

"The reason Republicans won overwhelmingly this past election and the election before, is because the Democrats, over 140 years, put North Carolina in the tank," said Goolsby.

Goolsby believes NC is the best state in the union and said there's "no reason for us to be the highest taxed state in the southeast."

The state senator said Republicans have changed that in "every metric possible."

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