North Carolina Republican lawmakers have adopted the new budget that includes the expansion of Medicaid – something conservatives opposed for a decade. Listen Here:

After trying to cram through an expansion of gambling in the state via the budget, North Carolina state legislative leaders have abandoned the effort. The Republicans were being blocked by nearly all Democrats and a large portion of their own members. Listen Here:

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 […]

Dale Folwell, Jesse Thomas, and Mark Walker appeared at a Wake County GOP debate last night. However, the frontrunner, Mark Robinson, did not. He also did not show at a debate today in Charlotte. Listen Here:

The Wake County GOP held a debate last night between three of five candidates for North Carolina Governor. The frontrunner – Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson – was a no-show. Listen Here:

North Carolina Rep. Tricia Cotham was celebrated as a hero at the NC GOP convention over the weekend. Cotham left the Democrat Party and became a Republican – citing a desire to vote her conscience. But party delegates also censured Sen. Thom Tillis (R) for working against party platform policies. Listen Here:

At its state convention in Greensboro over the weekend, North Carolina Republican party delegates voted by a 2-to-1 margin to censure US Sen. Thom Tillis over his positions and votes on gay marriage, red flag gun laws, and immigration. Listen Here:

Florida Governor and presidential candidate Ron DeSantis spoke to the North Carolina Republican Party Convention on Friday night. Listen Here:

Former President Donald Trump spoke at the North Carolina Republican Party convention over the weekend, where he addressed his latest criminal indictment, aired his grievances against the Deep State, and attacked his closest primary opponent. Listen Here:

More on the indictment of former President Donald Trump. Also, Vince talks about the NC GOP over the weekend. That and much more on The Vince Coakley Radio Program. Listen Here: