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WUNCPolitics Podcast: A Conversation With Robert Reives

WUNCPolitics Podcast

There was plenty of budget discussion at the North Carolina General Assembly this week. But for now, still no agreement on a state spending plan. Many Democrats, led by the Governor, are pushing for the expansion of Medicaid as part of any compromise. Some Republicans, led by legislative leaders, continue to balk at that request, and say the minority party is holding the budget hostage.

Robert Reives (D-Chatham) is the Deputy Democratic Leader in the NC House. On this edition of the podcast he talks budget impasse, an upcoming state gerrymandering trial, as well as the flurry of action in NBA Free Agency.

Jeff Tiberii covers politics for WUNC. Before that, he served as the station's Greensboro Bureau Chief.