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Welcome to The Kicker from Carolina Public Press, a North Carolina news show bringing you conversations with journalists, sources and newsmakers from across the state.
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In this episode, host Peter Kent and Carolina Public Press’s capital bureau chief Kirk Ross talk about the new legislative session that’s underway. Ross recently previewed the session, saying the era of “good feelings” will be tested soon.
A new political reality sets in for lawmakers and the governor this year, with Republicans losing their veto-proof super-majority, forcing a need for bipartisanship, compromise and consensus-building. Key items on the agenda for 2019’s “long session” include Medicaid expansion, elections and ethics reforms and hurricane recovery.
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