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News Roundtable On The Latest From Legislature

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State lawmakers continue to plod forward on a budget in the short session while pushing policy changes on fracking, Common Core standards and coal ash clean-up.

But the governor doesn’t agree with all the proposed measures. Host Frank Stasio talks about the latest from the legislature with roundtable members: Jon Elliston, reporter for Carolina Public Press; Laura Leslie, WRAL’s capitol bureau chief; and Jorge Valencia, capitol reporter for WUNC.

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.