Time to start your week in #ncga #ncpol with the latest episode of Under the Dome, our News & Observer politics podcast. Dawn Vaughan here, your host and state Capitol bureau chief.
On this episode for the week of June 5, 2023, I talk with our Washington, D.C., correspondent Danielle Battaglia about how North Carolina’s congressional delegation factored into the federal government’s debt ceiling dealings and deadline.
U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry, a Denver Republican who represents North Carolina’s 10th District, played a key role in negotiations. Hear from Danielle about what it was like to chase McHenry through the hallways of power, and why he was getting so much national attention, too.
Plus I talk about what to expect at the General Assembly this week: final votes on legalizing online sports betting and what else is coming up.
Headliner of the Week
Stay tuned to the end for our picks for Headliner of the Week. Danielle’s is related to food and the debt ceiling, and mine is about nature and government buildings.
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