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N.C. House majority leader talks behind-the-scenes drama, juggling work and family

Spectrum News "Tying it Together with Tim Boyum"

House Majority Leader John Bell joins the podcast this week with some incredible behind-the-scenes stories about budget negotiations and last-minute drama surrounding Medicaid expansion proposals from his own party late in the process.

Rep. Bell (R-Wayne) talks about his upbringing in Mount Olive, having a young family serving in the legislature and Disney trips interrupted by veto overrides.

Finally, as the short session gets underway, we get his take on hot-button issues on the table, like the budget, medical marijuana, online sports gambling and more.

About the Podcast

With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just a soundbite. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, loosens his signature bow tie to give listeners a glimpse behind the curtain, showing us who these power players really are and why they do what they do. Through Tim’s candid conversations on “Tying It Together,” his guests reveal their most fascinating life stories, passions, and help all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our communities.

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