This week in North Carolina politics, Democratic Governor Roy Cooper introduced his budget proposal. It recommends 5.1 percent growth in state spending; raises for teachers, principals and state employees; and calls on the Legislature to expand Medicaid.
Also, Larry Hall stopped by the General Assembly for a confirmation hearing. This came a week after he was subpoenaed to do so.
And lawmakers came together to file a brunch bill. If passed, it would allow North Carolina restaurants to serve alcoholic drinks before noon on Sunday mornings.