One of the reasons the North Carolina legislature has not ratified a new budget yet is a $1.43 billion proposal that would create a nonprofit organization to issue grants to “turn ideas and discoveries into companies.” Called NCInnovation, the funds would establish an endowment that kicks off $106 million annually to be used for grants. […]

Former NC Governor and former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory joins Good Morning BT with Bo Thompson &  Beth Troutman with his take on the US Supreme Court ruling rejecting the NC State Legislature's argument that it had power over federal election rules, NC Lt. Governor Mark Robinson disregarding "your time is up" signs while speaking at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, and Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles announcing that she is running for another term.

North Carolina Republican lawmakers set a record yesterday with six veto overrides in a single day, with some of the measures being supported by Democrats. Listen Here:

A celebration is in Raleigh as the North Carolina legislature prepares to pass a sweeping school choice law with enough votes to override an expected veto from Gov. Roy Cooper. Corey DeAngelis and Tyler Voigt discuss the snowballing effort to implement school choice in a growing number of states. Listen Here:

North Carolina lawmakers are moving a bunch of bills through the House and Senate – some that won approval in past sessions but were not signed, and others that failed to get passed by both chambers. Listen Here:

Mitch Kokai, Senior Political Analyst with the John Locke Foundation, discusses the issues that are likely to come up in the new NC legislative long session that began yesterday. Listen Here:

Early voting is underway in North Carolina, and Republicans are hoping a “red wave” will deliver them a super-majority in the state legislature. Doing so would allow them to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper’s vetoes. Andrew Dunn, writing at Longleaf Politics doesn’t think the GOP will be able to pull off big enough gains in both the […]

In the first hour of the program, Pete talks about Governor Roy Cooper still having his COVID Emergency powers from the pandemic last year and the NC Legislature's efforts to keep his power in check.