State lawmakers released portions of their adjusted state budget this week.
Rank and file state employees will get a raise that keeps up with inflation, while teachers and highway patrol troopers will see more significant pay increases.
The bulk of the spending plan is expected to be made public in the coming days, before an expedited process next week.
Becki Gray and Rob Schofield discuss what we know so far, and whether Democrats have been cut out of these budget deliberations.
Meanwhile, an N.C. Health News story shined a light on one inmate who was held without medication for nearly four months