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Politics

The North Carolina General Assembly Convenes For 2015

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Lawmakers returned to Raleigh today to begin preparation for their first legislative session of the year. 

The Senate elected Republican Phil Berger for a third term as Senate president pro tempore and Republican Tim Moore of Kings Mountain was elected as the new House speaker. Moore replaces now U.S. Sen.Thom Tillis. 

Major issues on the agenda include abortion regulations, same-sex marriage legislation, economic incentives, Medicaid, and education policies. 

Host Frank Stasio previews the session with WUNC reporter Reema Khrais.

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