State lawmakers return to work in Raleigh to discuss multiple issues

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023 5:59PM
State lawmakers return to work in Raleigh to discuss multiple issues
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The legislature first work session just kicked off here in Raleigh and there is a lot on the table to be discussed starting today.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- State lawmakers are returning for their first work day of the year.

The legislature has a lot to discuss and one topic includes potentially stripping Governor Roy Cooper of his veto power.

Republicans have the supermajority in the state senate and are one vote short in the house which could mean they could override a veto from Governor Cooper.

Some top issues this session include the state budget, abortion access, education, funding and redistricting.

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"Every job created in the private sector facilitated by conservative state policy makes an impact," Republican Senator Phil Berger said.

Other controversial topics from last year include expanding Medicaid, legalizing marijuana and sports gambling.