WUNCPolitics Podcast: HB2, The GOP, And The DOJ

May 6, 2016

Speaker of the House Tim Moore and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger on the first day of this year's legislative session.
Credit Jessica Jones / WUNC

On this episode of the WUNCPolitics podcast, we discuss what Republican leaders in the state are saying about the U.S. Department of Justice's letter to Governor McCrory this week, telling him if HB2 was enforced the feds would consider it a violation of federal discrimination laws - and how the state could lose billions of dollars in federal money. Also, Congressional primary races are a month away, education funding discussions are coming up in the General Assembly, and Treasurer Janet Cowell takes positions on two corporate boards, while she manages the state's pension fund.