North Carolina lawmakers start a new legislative session on Wednesday. In a one-on-one conversation with WUNC's Rusty Jacobs, the incoming Democratic leader of the state house says he believes mob violence by Trump supporters on Capitol Hill last week could actually lead to more civility in Raleigh.
A top House Republican tells WUNC's Rusty Jacobs it's up to Gov. Roy Cooper and his fellow Democrats whether there will be a negotiated two-year budget plan or more stalemate this session.
North Carolina lawmakers start a new legislative session this week at a time when partisanship and bitterness nationwide have reached a peak.