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  1. [...] Thanks Speaker Tillis! Budget cut NC mosquito control – down east suffering Post on September 23, 2011 by Adam Searing No Comments The News and Observer details the swarms of mosquitoes plaguing the eastern counties hit hardest by Hurricane Irene.  Most haven’t been able to do aerial spraying like they did after Hurricane Floyd because Speaker Tillis and the Republican budget writers in Raleigh entirely cut the NC mosquito control program this summer.  Now West Nile virus is feared and in some areas clouds of mosquitoes swarm the entire windshield and side windows of cars.  Thanks for not keeping that 1 cent sales tax Speaker Tillis and making these “necessary” cuts (like  highway patrol training). [...]