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Legislative Round-Up: Budget And More

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Wednesday, August 5

The state’s fiscal year started last month but lawmakers have yet to pass a budget. With a self-imposed deadline for doing so looming large, some legislators aren’t sure they’ll make it while those waiting for word on budget figures are getting nervous. Schools can’t plan without a budget and elsewhere in the legislature there’s still debate over teacher’s assistants. Then, there are decisions over sales tax distribution and more. We get an update.

Guests

Dr. Michael Bitzer - Professor of Political Science and Provost at Catawba College and WFAE's political blogger for The Party Line

Lisa Worf - Reporter and Assistant News Director at WFAE

Loretta Boniti - Senior Political Reporter for Time Warner Cable News

Colin Campbell - Reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer