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This Week in NC Politics: A Gun Bill, An Energy Bill And A Remapping Session

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 a special session that wasn't and two bills making their way through the Legislature.

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina this week refused to hold a special session demanded by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper to redraw General Assembly districts. Also, there's a proposed gun bill making its way through the Legislature and lawmakers are quickly advancing another bill that would overhaul the state's regulations on solar energy production.

Becki Gray, of the John Locke Foundation, and Chris Fitzsimon, of NC Policy Watch, join WUNC's Jeff Tiberii to discuss the week's news.WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii speaks with Becki Gray, of the John Locke Foundation, and Chris Fitzsimon, 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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