A high-drama week at the North Carolina legislature brought quick action on an overdue state budget, following a decision by Republican leaders to drop a proposal to add four new casinos in rural counties. Rep. Lindsey Prather, D-Buncombe, shares her thoughts on the budget — and its non-monetary policy provisions — with WUNC’s Colin Campbell. She also provides a look behind the scenes at how the budget process works for legislators from the minority party.
Then Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page joins to talk about his opposition to the casino idea. Page is a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor who serves a county where one of the casinos would be.