Jeff Tiberii

This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation with Jeremy Loeb, Morning Edition Host and reporter at Blue Ridge Public Radio.

Jeremy joins Jeff on this politics podcast to discuss redistricting, the powerful U.S. House members from Western North Carolina, craft beer, and what he misses most about WUNC - where he used to work.

This week in North Carolina politics, a committee of state lawmakers approved criteria to use to draw state legislative maps; Sen. Thom Tillis' introduced a proposal to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe; and heightened rhetoric between Washington and North Korea.

State lawmakers have started the process of implementing new political boundaries for the 2018 election, after federal judges invalidated 28 legislative districts for illegally gerrymandering black voters.

This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about the process, history, and political gamesmanship of redistricting.

This week in North Carolina politics, a conversation about redistricting, prosecutor layoffs, and a possible litigation ban at the UNC Center for Civil Rights.

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Legislators are heading back to Raleigh Thursday for a special session, but it's unclear exactly what's on the agenda.  Veto overrides were originally cited as the main reason.  Now those appear to be off the table for the moment as not enough lawmakers are expected to be in attendance.  Instead, they could consider bills not taken up in the long session.  Hanging over it all is a tight deadline for correcting illegal legislative maps, and the potential for surprises.  WUNC capitol reporter Jeff Tiberii spoke with BPR's Jeremy Loeb about what's in store.  

This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation with Mickey Michaux, a longtime civil rights activist who was first elected to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1972 as a Democrat.

This week in state politics, a plan to repeal Obamacare fizzled in the U.S. Senate. What impact, if any, will that have on North Carolina's congressional delegation?

In July 2013, North Carolina lawmakers passed the Voter Information Verification Act – known more commonly as voter ID.  It’s a controversial law that was ultimately struck down in federal court for being unconstitutional. Nearly four years later, state legislators are now working on another voter ID bill that would be taken to voters as a constitutional amendment, according to sources.

This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a farewell chat with Reporter Jess Clark, who departs WUNC for an education reporting position at WWNO in New Orleans.

This week in state politics, an overview of the first half of 2017, the heightened nature of partisan politics in North Carolina and the fighting between Governor Roy Cooper and state Legislature.

This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about the end of the 2017 Legislative session, which wrapped up early Friday morning after five and a half months.

State lawmakers are heading home until August. After reaching a state budget deal, lawmakers passed a flurry of bills this week and departed early this morning. House speaker Tim Moore told reporters the legislature will be "in and out for the rest of the year," which is uncommon, but not unprecedented.

House Republicans have opened the door for the chamber to investigate North Carolina Secretary of State Elaine Marshall based on a lawmaker's allegations she issued notary public commissions to people who live in the U.S. illegally.

Republican state lawmakers are touting their final budget plan, which they say cuts taxes, provides teacher raises, and grows government spending by about 3 percent. Critics, including Democratic Governor Roy Cooper, say the plan fails to keep up with the growth of population and inflation.

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