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This Week In NC Politics: A Conversation About The House Budget

The eight-month long legislative session ended this week with a number of bills crammed into the end, including immigration restrictions and a $2 million transportation bond referendum
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The eight-month long legislative session ended this week with a number of bills crammed into the end, including immigration restrictions and a $2 million transportation bond referendum

This week in state politics, a conversation about the state House budget, which lawmakers passed early Friday morning. The House plan would cut taxes, fund pay increases for some teachers, and give an across-the-board $1,000 raise to state employees. It would also add $260 million  to the state's 'rainy day' fund.

Now that the House and Senate have each passed their own plans, the two chambers will work together on a final budget.

Becki Gray, of the John Locke Foundation, and Rob Schofield, of NC Policy Watch, join WUNC's Jeff Tiberii to discuss the week's news.WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii talks with Becki Gray, of the John Locke Foundation, and Rob Schofield, of NC Policy Watch, about the week's news.

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Jeff Tiberii first started posing questions to strangers after dinner at La Cantina Italiana, in Massachusetts, when he was two-years-old. Jeff grew up in Wayland, Ma., an avid fan of the Boston Celtics, and took summer vacations to Acadia National Park (ME) with his family. He graduated from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and moved to North Carolina in 2006. His experience with NPR member stations WAER (Syracuse), WFDD (Winston-Salem) and now WUNC, dates back 15 years.
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