WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie, state government reporters Travis Fain and Bryan Anderson and other members of the NC Capitol team discuss North Carolina politics and state government doings.
NC Republicans weigh in on Trump’s big announcement
WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie and WRAL State Government Reporter Bryan Anderson discuss fallout from the 2022 election. They also get into how Republican officials in North Carolina are responding to former President Donald Trump's entry into the 2024 presidential race, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis's role in a closely watched same-sex marriage bill, Gov. Roy Cooper's political future, and campaign finance news.
The Wrap @NCCapitol: Post-election -- and pre-2023 session -- thoughts
Another election is in the books and it was … normal? WRAL State Government Reporter Travis Fain and WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie break down some of the results, including North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race, Wiley Nickel’s big win in the 13th Congressional District, and Republicans falling just one seat short of legislative supermajorities. Plus: With a new state Supreme Court, what happens now on major conflicts before the court? And teacher pay reforms move forward.
A big Leandro decision, a ruling on disability funding, and Cooper pushes on UNC governance
WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie and WRAL State Government Reporter Travis Fain run the homestretch of the 2022 general elections and walk through a newsy week in North Carolina politics. Also: The Wrap is podcast only now. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
Elections home stretch, Dems drop $$ into eastern NC race and the loss of a Senate story teller
Laura and Travis return as North Carolina's 2022 election season stampedes down the homestretch. Polls, with some outliers, continue to show a tight U.S. Senate race, we preview interviews with Ted Budd and Cheri Beasley and are Democrats suddenly worried about the 1st Congressional District in eastern North Carolina?
Debate: Should NC Republicans take more control?
For four years North Carolina has had divided government: A Republican General Assembly and a Democratic governor able to veto some of their ideas – 47 of them since 2018. Republicans have a shot at a supermajority this election season, which would moot the governor’s vetoes. Should they get it? Two lawmakers debate: One Republican, one Democrat.
Special edition: A Wrap conversation with NC politics icon Gerry Cohen
Bonus show! Travis and Laura sat down with Gerry Cohen, the long-time lawyer to the North Carolina General Assembly with a photographic memory. We’d say he’s forgotten more about North Carolina law and politics than most people will ever know, but he doesn’t forget. Make time for this fascinating conversation about Cohen’s 40 years in North Carolina politics, his life and his love of long distance train travel. This is a podcast only interview edition of The Wrap.
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Great new addition
Laura Leslie and Travis Fain bring sharp minds, broad knowledge, years of experience and just the right amount of attitude to their coverage of North Carolina politics and government. Okay, okay - yes, I am their editor, but this is a perfectly objective endorsement. Give em a listen.