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​NC Politics Roundup: Limiting Hog Farms Liability, ‘Carolina Cares’ And More

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Two weeks after the repeal of House Bill 2, several new proposals are working their way through the General Assembly. A group of House Republicans filed a bill that aims to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina. The bill claims the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage is “null and void in the state of North Carolina.”

Meanwhile, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed legislation earlier this week limiting the liability of hog farms in lawsuits. The bill limits the amount of damages plaintiffs can receive in future litigation. Host Frank Stasio talks with Jeff Tiberii, WUNC capitol bureau chief, about the latest in the state politics.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC. His fascination for audio storytelling and radio journalism began as a broadcast major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He began his career as a reporter for Carolina Connection, UNC’s student-led radio news show, where Charlie’s work won multiple Hearst Journalism Awards.
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.