Greg Murphy

Jeff Tiberii / WUNC

Four years ago Greg Murphy was a political novice, practicing medicine in eastern North Carolina. Then he was appointed to the state House in 2015 and quickly emerged as an effective lawmaker. Now he’s the congressman-elect for the 3rd District.

Rusty Jacobs / WUNC

Republicans in the House are moving forward with their version of the state budget. Teachers and supporters who took to the streets in protest over funding were disappointed that the proposal did not meet their demands. Gov. Roy Cooper was also left wanting; now questions have arisen over whether he would veto a budget that does not provide for Medicaid expansion.