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North Carolina State Legislature has hands full

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The North Carolina Legislature is back in session with plenty of big issues to tackle. WWAY’s Kevin Wuzzardo talked with two state senators and two representatives from our area to find out what they think are priorities for this legislative session. Representative Carolyn Justice said this session is likely to be more somber and sober than years past. Senator RC Soles agreed, saying lawmakers need to send the right message to constituents; that's why he cancelled the reception for colleagues he usually holds at the start of each session. Representative Danny McComas said he wants to hear any and all ideas about how to fix things. "I do believe and I do know this will probably be the worst session or the most painful session we're going to be confronted with in our lifetimes." Senator Julia Boseman said ideas include departmental cuts and even raising the cigarette tax. She said “Whatever happens, our new governor has her hands full.”

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