GOP election gains in North Carolina make for a more conservative legislature with a long agenda
The North Carolina legislative session begins Wednesday with a more conservative House and Senate and an environment in which GOP leaders will have an easier time pushing state laws and policies further to the right. Republicans gained seats in both the House and Senate in the November election. The GOP won a veto-proof majority in the Senate and is one vote shy of a veto-proof majority in the House, making it much more likely that Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s vetoes can be overturned.
Investigative reporter Lynn Bonner highlights some of the topics likely to take center stage this session at the North Carolina General Assembly
Read more of Bonner’s reporting here.