When Republican legislative leaders announced the expansion of Medicaid, they tied it to passage of the budget and said it would help secure priorities that might otherwise get vetoed. But now they’ve split Medicaid expansion from the budget and married it to casinos and video poker. And maybe this was the reason for Medicaid expansion […]

Jason Lewis fills in for Pete. Jason discusses how much the press has changed over the years and how it has impacted politics. Also, Jason talks about Medicaid expansion and takes your calls. Listen Here:

The North Carolina Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday on whether they overstepped their authority in imposing legislative maps last year. Plus, the GOP-controlled NC Senate easily passes Medicaid expansion. Listen Here:

In an attempt to shut down criticism of the NC Republican legislature’s deal to expand Medicaid, a staffer told the CEO of a conservative think tank: “I don’t care what your positions are on these issues. Your positions obviously don’t matter to the outcome here.” Listen Here:

As North Carolina Republican lawmakers move forward with their proposed expansion of Medicaid, some of their staffers argue conservatives should be happy about it because it eliminates 11% of anti-competitive regulations on medical facilities and services. Listen Here:

After a decade of opposing expansion of Medicaid, North Carolina Republican legislative leaders say they will now expand Medicaid. Also, the NC House Speaker plans to advance a Convention of States resolution. Listen Here:

Chris McCoy, the State Director of Americans For Prosperity – NC, says the Republican-led House should block the GOP-led Senate attempt to expand Medicaid.