Plans to overhaul North Carolina's Medicaid program are on an indefinite hold — another casualty of the budget impasse.
A Republican-led investigation concluded Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper improperly handled negotiations over a mitigation fund related to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.
And, on the heels of legislative redistricting, a five-term state senator has announced his retirement.
Rob Schofield of NC Policy Watch and Becki Gray of the John Locke Foundation give their takes — from the left and the right — on what's behind the week's political news.