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This Week in NC Politics: Could a sex scandal impact budget negotiations?

NC House Speaker Tim Moore
Matt Ramey
for WUNC
FILE — North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore speaks at a press conference on April 5, 2023.

Republican House Speaker Tim Moore was sued this week by the estranged husband of a woman who Moore acknowledges to having a sexual relationship with. How will the revelations practically impact what’s happening at the state legislature? Meanwhile, state lawmakers are considering a proposed constitutional amendment that would put a max on state spending by using a formula based on inflation and state population growth. Western Carolina Political Science Professor Chris Cooper and NC Free Enterprise Executive Director Anna Beavon Gravely discuss those stories, as well as a controversial bill now on the governor’s desk.

Jeff Tiberii is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Jeff joined WUNC in 2011. During his 20 years in public radio, he was Morning Edition Host at WFDD and WUNC’s Greensboro Bureau Chief and later, the Capitol Bureau Chief. Jeff has covered state and federal politics, produced the radio documentary “Right Turn,” launched a podcast, and was named North Carolina Radio Reporter of the Year four times.
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