Topic: Freshman Year

When the new NC General Assembly was sworn in last week, about 1/4 of the 50-member Senate were new faces. On the House side, 26 brand new members joined, about 20 percent of the 120-member chamber. That group included 17 Democrats who helped end the Republican’s supermajority, but a legislature where the GOP remains firmly in the majority. This week we’re joined by four of those Freshmen, 2 Democrats and 2 Republicans, to discuss their views on education and their goals for the new session.

Guests:

Rep. Julie von Haefen (D) Wake

Rep. Rachel Hunt (D) Mecklenburg

Sen. Jim Burgin (R) Harnett, Johnston, Lee

Rep. Chris Humphrey (R) Lenoir, Pitt

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