The Wrap: $30B budget, Medicaid expansion will be law after exhausting, secretive process

The week in North Carolina politics from WRAL's NCCapitol team.
Posted 2023-09-22T19:56:36+00:00 - Updated 2023-09-22T19:56:36+00:00

After months of closed-door talks, leaks and rumors, North Carolina has a new state budget packed with priorities backed by the legislature’s Republican majority. In the end, a long-discussed deal to legalize new casinos in the state fell apart. But stay tuned next year; that conversation is sure to return. WRAL state government reporters Travis Fain and Paul Specht walk through what’s in the budget, what’s not, some surprise bills that popped up this week — and why one lawmaker found himself in a supply closet.