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NC Legislators To Meet In Raleigh For Special Session

North Carolina legislative building
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File photo of the North Carolina Legislative building.

State legislators will return to Raleigh Tuesday to come up with more money for people and areas affected by Hurricane Florence. The special session comes just five weeks before the mid-term elections. It also comes as gerrymandering has been a central issue at the legislature since Republicans took over in 2010. Some political maps they’ve drawn have been ruled unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, and earlier this year federal judges reaffirmed that one set of maps is an illegal partisan gerrymander.

Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii joined Morning Edition Host Eric Hodge for an update on what we can expect on Tuesday, what the political impact of the hurricane may be, and what lawmakers are considering as the most viable storm recovery efforts.

Jeff Tiberii covers politics for WUNC. Before that, he served as the station's Greensboro Bureau Chief.
Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.
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