Joan Perry

Photo: 'Vote Here' sign in English and Spanish
Flickr user Erik Hersman

The widow of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. is providing support to a pediatrician in a Republican runoff seeking to succeed him in his eastern North Carolina seat.

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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.