Rob Schofield

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.

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

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?

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.

This week in state politics, a discussion about redistricting, liquor sales on Sunday mornings, and driving too slow in the left lane.

Mitch Kokai of the John Locke Foundation, and Rob Schofield, of NC Policy Watch, join WUNC's Jeff Tiberii to discuss the week's news.

This week in state politics, a conversation about the state House budget, which lawmakers passed early Friday morning. The House plan would cut taxes, fund pay increases for some teachers, and give an across-the-board $1,000 raise to state employees. It would also add $260 million  to the state's 'rainy day' fund.

This week in state politics, a conversation about the "raise the age" bill, voter identification, and an audit detailing misuse of funds at the state's largest managed mental care organization.

Following last week's compromise on a repeal of House Bill 2, lawmakers turned their attention to a number of other notable issues including tax cuts, environmental regulations, executive authority, board of governor's elections, state courts and school calendars. 

This week in state politics, Becki Gray of the John Locke Foundation and Rob Schofield of NC Policy Watch discuss efforts to change HB2 on the occasion of its first anniversary. They also discuss the first override of a Governor Cooper veto- judicial elections in North Carolina will once again be partisan contests.