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NCGA Short Session: Disaster Relief and More?

NC Legislative Building
Dave DeWitt
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WUNC
N.C. Legislature Building

The North Carolina General Assembly meets this week in a special short session. Lame duck Governor Pat McCrory called the session to address disaster relief funding for victims of both Hurricane Matthew and the wildfires in the western part of the state.  
 

The House passed a relief bill unanimously yesterday and the Senate convenes to consider it today. Advocates have also gathered at the capitol in anticipation of the assembly passing other legislative measures not related to flood and fire relief. Rumors of a court-packing bill were met with strong denials by the state Republican party, but some critics say the session was not called just to address disaster relief.

Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC capitol bureau chief Jeff Tiberii about the latest.

Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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