State lawmakers are showing no signs of a budget breakthrough as the fiscal year marks it's 40th day. On this episode of the WUNC Politics Podcast, Travis Fain (@travisfain), statehouse reporter for WRAL, addresses that as well as the latest mass shootings and why policy action is unlikely in Raleigh. Fain also meanders through life as a journalist, SEC football venues, and Big Sky country.
After this episode was recorded, Treasurer Dale Folwell relented on his puch to transform how the State Health Plan reimburses providers. You can read more about that decision, and what led to it, here.