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WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie, Statehouse Reporter Travis Fain and other members of the @NCCapitol team discuss North Carolina politics and state government doings.

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WRAL Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie, Statehouse Reporter Travis Fain and other members of the @NCCapitol team discuss North Carolina politics and state government doings.

    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Nov. 18, 2021)

    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Nov. 18, 2021)

    After more than two years without a state budget, officials wasted no time putting one in place. Republican lawmakers continue to push changes to state election laws to combat fraud that Democrats say doesn't exist. Congressman G.K. Butterfield became the latest North Carolina politician to announce his retirement, and the open seats and the new congressional and legislative district maps for 2022 have created a rush among state lawmakers to find the best seat.
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    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Nov. 16, 2021)

    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Nov. 16, 2021)

    Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper doesn't like parts of the state budget, but he says there's enough in there that he likes or the state desperately needs to sign it as soon as the General Assembly passes it this week.
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    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Nov. 12, 2021)

    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Nov. 12, 2021)

    Republican lawmakers say they plan to vote on the overdue state budget, and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper may actually sign it. One thing not in the spending package is the $1.7 billion a judge ordered moved from state reserves to boost public school funding as part of the long-running Leandro lawsuit. Finally, the new congressional and legislative maps have been out for only a week, and they're already shaking up state politics.
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    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Nov. 5, 2021)

    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Nov. 5, 2021)

    The Republican majorities in the House and the Senate approved new congressional and legislative district maps that favor GOP candidates, and they're already being challenged in courts. There's still no state budget, and odds are there won't be one anytime soon. While no one will gamble on a budget, North Carolina residents could start betting on professional sports if a bill that has cleared the Senate can do so in the House.
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    • 17 min
    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Oct. 29, 2021)

    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Oct. 29, 2021)

    Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson continues to elevate his profile before a possible run for governor in 2024. The SEC continues to investigate U.S. Sen. Richard Burr's stock sales during the early stages of the pandemic. And voters give Republican lawmakers a resounding Bronx cheer over their proposed congressional and legislative district maps.
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    • 21 min
    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Oct. 22, 2021)

    TheWrap@NCCapitol (Oct. 22, 2021)

    Longtime Democratic Congressman David Price won't seek re-election and will retire at the end of 2022, adding another wrinkle to the ongoing redistricting effort. There's still no state budget, but a bill lawmakers passed this week limiting the governor's emergency powers could become a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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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.

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